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Ulster Bank Schools First Round Update

Robin Walsh

Campbell College's second string caused the big upset in the first round of the Ulster Bank Schools Cup with a convincing win over Limavady Grammar School. The Belfast school's 2nd X1 chased down a challenging 140 with four wickets to spare,  R Hamilton top scoring with an undefeated 39.

Highest score of the round so far came from Bangor Grammar who posted 232 to overwhelm Royal School Armagh by 167 runs. Thomas Boyd's 87 for Bangor is also the highest individual score so far. The lowest score has come from Grosvenor Grammar School's 46 which led to an 86-run defeat by Belfast High School.

The results of the first round are:

Sullivan Upper 180-5 (J Milligan 62no, J Matchett 37)
Larne GS 40 (C Shannon 3-6, J Matchett 3-11)
Sullivan Upper beat Larne GS by 140 runs

Bangor GS 232 (29.4 overs, T Boyd 83, R Miller 51, Z Kerr 41)
RS Armagh 65 (16 overs, P Wilson 24, T Onyekwelu 3-13)
Bangor GS beat RS Armagh by 167 runs

Belfast HS 132–8 (J Creighton 53)
Grosvenor GS 46 (J B-Rolleston 5-10)
Belfast HS beat Grosvenor GS by 86 runs

Down HS 73-9 (M Smyth 2-6, V Chopra 2-10)
Coleraine AI 74-2 (M Smyth 22)
Coleraine AI beat Down HS by 8 wickets

RBAI 2nd XI 132-7
Methodist College Belfast 130-3 (R McConnell 56no)
Methodist College Belfast beat RBAI 2nd XI by 7 wickets

Portora RS 51-9 (20 overs, S Williamson 6-10)
RS Dungannon 53-1
RS Dungannon beat Portora RS by 9 wickets

Limavady GS 140 (J Martin 44, M Brown 25, S Nelis 21, S Wightman 2-28 , H Whiteside 2-11, C Hill 2-11)
Campbell College 2nd XI 144-6 (R Hamilton 39no, J Newell 25, H Whiteside 26, D Gouk 22, G Sanghu 3-14)
Campbell College 2nd XI beat Limavady GS by 4 wickets

Ballymena Academy 161-9 (25 overs, J Scott 65, M Stronge 29, A McCalmont 2-17, G Dargan 2-26, B Lowry 3-40)
Ballyclare HS 162-9 (24.3 overs, A McCalmont 33no, M Stevenson 26, J Magee 20)
Ballyclare HS beat Ballymena Academy by 1 wicket

Lurgan College 169-5 (30 overs, S Harrison 45, P Froggatt 33no)
Regent House 113-3 (20 overs, A Curry 46no, R Johnson 34)
Regent House beat Lurgan College by 7 wickets (on net run rate)

Two ties will be played on Wednesday May 6th - Strabane Academy v Carrickfergus GS and Antrim GS v Friends' School, Lisburn

The second round draw is thus:

  • Wallace HS v Strabane Academy / Carrickfergus GS
  • Sullivan Upper v Campbell College
  • Foyle College v Antrim GS / Friends' School
  • Bangor GS v Belfast HS
  • Coleraine AI v Methodist College Belfast
  • RS Dungannon v Campbell College 2nd XI
  • Belfast Royal Academy v Ballyclare HS
  • Regent House v RBAI