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Down High First In Last Four

Robin Walsh

Down High School have become the first team to reach the semi finals of the Ulster Bank Schools Cup with a convincing 51-run victory over Grosvenor Grammar School. The Downpatrick side posted 144 thanks to 63 from Ricky Gill and C Mason with figures of four wickets for five runs saw to it that Grosvenor fell well short at 93 all out.

Meanwhile holders Limavady Grammar School's attempt to reach the quarter finals has again been thwarted by the weather& and will now meet Sullivan Upper on Tuesday 3rd June. The winners will be at home to Regent House and the remaining two quarter finals will see Strabane Academy at home to RBAI and Foyle College at home to Campbell College.

The Second Round draw and results so far are:

  • Ballyclare HS 101 (M Darling 45, M Stevenson 20, J. Cahoun 3-7, L Kerr 2-13), Strabane Academy 103-1 (A Hayward 39, L Kerr 32no),
    Strabane Academy won by 9 wickets
  • Royal School Armagh 81, Grosvenor GS 82-2, Grosvenor GS won by 8 wickets
  • Wallace HS 55 (R Wightman 4-9, P Telford 3-28, C Lennox 2-10), Campbell College 56-2 (P Park 32no), Campbell College won by 8 wickets
  • RBAI 108 (B Mellor 25, R. Bryans 4-16, M Wilson 3-23), BRA 72 (R Hughes 4-15, A Knape 3-16), RBAI won by 36 runs
  • Sullivan Upper v Limavady GS
  • Foyle College 225-5 (A Austin 90, M Rankin 50, Y Songra 3-52), Methodist College 159-7 (J McCollum 50, R Long 3-32, G Connor 2-28),
    Foyle College won by 66 runs
  • Lurgan College 145 (J Hunter 32, S Harrison 32, B Quinn 3-29), Regent House 146-8 (G. Anderson 32, R. Johnston 24no, J Hunter 3-34),
    Regent House won by 2 wickets
  • Down High School beat Friends School by 9 wickets

The Quarter Final draw is:

  • Down HS 144 (R Gill 63, A Skelton 2-14), Grosvenor GS 93 (S Nelson 25, C Mason 4-5), Down HS won by 51 runs
  • Foyle College  v  Campbell College
  • Strabane Academy  v  RBAI
  • Sullivan Upper or Limavady GS  v  Regent House