Pembroke's relentless march back to the top flight continued with their latest demolition job of Championship opponents. North Kildare were bowled out for just 82 in under 20 overs - Josh Uddin the sole player to put up any resistance with 45 from 39 balls (6 fours, two 6's).

Paul Lawson (4-18) and Nick Stapleton (3-13) did the bulk of the damage with the ball, and it was Stapleton who sped the Sydney Parade side to the 9 wicket win, hitting a 33-ball half century that saw him hit 5 fours and clear the ropes three times.

Rush also won a one-sided encounter as they beat Cork County by 8 wickets at Kenure.

Jared Barnes made early inroads, taking 5 for 27 to demolish the Munster side's top-order.

Skipper Abu Saddique made a defiant 54, while there were runs too for Italian international Stefano Di Bartolomeo (28) - fresh from his five wicket haul for the Azurri against Jersey on Friday - and Eshan O'Sullivan (24), Two wickets for Allan Eastwood and Cian Egerton saw Cork eventually dismissed for 150.

Rush made light work of the modest target with Llew Johnson hitting five 6's in a 20-ball 42 not out, while skipper Nathan McGuire (39), Cian Egerton (33*) and Andrew Doheny (25) also chipped in to clinch the win in the 28th over.

Phoenix had little trouble accounting for North County to keep alive their promotion aspirations with an emphatic 10 wickets (DLS) win.

County were skittled for just 60 - three wickets apiece for Ben White and Theo Dempsey. Rain meant a revised target of 46 which was quickly knocked off by Levon Shields who hit five boundaries in his unbeaten 32 from just 24 balls in the easiest of wins against a County side that failed to land a glove.

The only competitive match in the Championship came in the Park as Civil Service got the better of Terenure. 

Simranjeet Singh (36), Arjun Chandrassekar (28), and Binsin Thambi (27*), were in the runs as CS posted 220 in 47 overs - three wickets for Gethin Kelleher and Mark Thomas.

Seamus Lynch hit 53 from 49 balls (4 fours, 4 sixes) adding 97 in 15 overs for the third wicket with Kelleher (41) but a middle-order collapse saw the home side take control, which they held on too despite 30 down the order from Sid Nair - three wickets for Vivek Srinivisan and Naveed Khan sealing a 23-run win.