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CIYMS and Cliftonville hope to put on their Sunday best

By Ian Callender

Published 27/05/2015

Joe Root hopes England can achieve more success
Joe Root hopes England can achieve more success

CIYMS and Cliftonville play their outstanding first round Ulster Bank Challenge Cup tie on Sunday with a trip to North Down the prize.

Holders Civil Service North face Muckamore, relegated last season but favourites to bounce straight back, although they will have will not want a repeat of their horror batting show in the Ulster Cup on Saturday when they were bowled out for 65 by Eglinton.

Waringstown and Carrickfergus, who meet in the Premier League tomorrow night - a final (20 overs) attempt to play their twice postponed game - were drawn together, again at Middle Road, while Instonians will start hot favourites in their home game against Section One side Templepatrick.

Ulster Bank Schools' Cup holders RBAI are through to this year's semi-finals.

Inst defeated Belfast High by eight wickets, despite their visitors putting on 64 for the first wicket took only 17 overs to knock off the 95 runs required.

In the three outstanding second round games Foyle bowled out Friends for 51 and won by nine wickets to earn a home quarter final against Campbell College. Although Strabane Academy scored only 104 they still beat Wallace High by 61 runs and they are now away to Belfast Royal Academy. Coleraine AI dismissed Methody for 83 on route to a seven wickets win and now meet Campbell II.

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