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Ulster Bank Ulster Schools Cup Update: 12th May

Robin Walsh

Two teams are already through to the quarter finals of the Ulster Bank Ulster Schools Cup but disruption through the weather and examinations has meant that four teams have yet to play their first round matches.

Down High School and Regent House booked their places in the last eight with wins over Friends School and Lurgan College respectively but the first round ties between Belfast Royal Academy and Antrim Grammar School and Larne Grammar and Sullivan Upper have yet to get under way.

Holders Limavady Grammar are safely through to the second round with a convincing seven-wicket win over Bangor Grammar. With nine of last year’s squad again available they brushed aside Bangor by seven wickets with skipper Ross Allen taking five wickets for six runs. At one stage Bangor were 54 for 4 but the left-arm Eglinton spinner and Stephen Kennedy with 2-20 saw the Co Down side slump dramatically to 57 all out. After a bumpy start Jamie W Millar and Jamie P Millar saw the holders safety through with knocks of 27 and 23 respectively.

First Round results so far are:

  • Grosvenor GS 80-8 (G Lammey 21), Belfast HS 45 all out (M Johnston 3-14), Grosvenor GS won by 35 runs.
  • Campbell College 175-8 (P Park 45, J Beattie 39, N McMinn 37, S McCaughan 4-35), RBAI II 140-9 (S McCaughan 25, C Lennox 4-36, R Wightman 2-13), Campbell College won by 35 runs.
  • Bangor GS 57 all out (T Kewlu 21, R Allen 5-6, S Kennedy 2-20), Limavady GS 59-3 (J W Millar 27, J P Millar 23), Limavady won by 7 wickets.
  • RBAI 198 for 9 (B Mellor 40), Coleraine AI 147 (M Smyth 61), RBAI won by 51 runs.
  • Friends School defeated Ballymena Academy by 8 wickets.
  • Down HS defeated Carrickfergus GS by 6 wickets.
  • Royal School Armagh defeated Royal School Dungannon in a bowl out.
  • There were three walkovers -
    • Wallace High School against Portora Royal School
    • Foyle College against Grosvenor GS II and
    • Methodist College against Banbridge Academy.
  • Belfast Royal Academy v Antrim GS will be played on 15th May and Larne GS v Sullivan Upper on 17th May.

The Second Round draw and results so far are:

  • Strabane Academy v Ballyclare HS. (both received first round byes)
  • Royal School Armagh v Grosvenor GS.
  • Wallace HS v Campbell College.
  • RBAI v BRA or Antrim GS.
  • Larne GS or Sullivan Upper v Limavady GS.
  • Foyle College v Methodist College.
  • Lurgan College 145 (J Hunter 32, S Harrison 32, B. Quinn 3-29), Regent House 146-8 (G. Anderson 32, R. Johnston 24*, J Hunter 3-34), Regent House won by 2 wickets.
  • Down High School defeated Friends School by 9 wickets.