Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 27 May 2015

Schools' Cup taking shape despite weather

Instonians put themselves in pole position to qualify for the semi-finals of the Lagan Valley Steels Twenty20 Cup
Instonians put themselves in pole position to qualify for the semi-finals of the Lagan Valley Steels Twenty20 Cup

The Ulster Bank Schools' Cup has, as usual, been affected by the weather and examinations – and although the quarter-finals were due to be played today, only three of the last eight schools are known.

The final first round game was only completed on Saturday, Sullivan Upper beating Larne Grammar, but their second round game against holders Limavady Grammar will not be played until next week.

The quarter-final draw has been made and the winners of that game will be at home to Regent House.

There is one definite second round tie with Down High hosting Grosvenor but four matches must be played before the other two quarter-finals are known. Three will take place on Friday.

Ulster Bank Schools' Cup 1st round:

Grosvenor Grammar 80-8 (G Lammey 21) Belfast HS 45 (M Johnston 3-14). Grosvenor 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 won by 35 runs

Bangor Grammar 57 (T Kewlu 21, R Allen 5-6, S Kennedy 2-20) Limavady Grammar 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 beat Ballymena Academy by 8 wickets.

Down High beat Carrickfergus Grammar by 6 wickets.

Larne Grammar 70-9 (R Hart 3-8, M Adair 3-15) Suillivan Upper 71-5 (M Adair 27; A McKinley 2-15). Sullivan won by five wickets.

Antrim Grammar 84-9 (S Gordon 31, S Tirupati 3-15) BRA 85-2 (R Bryans 55 not out)

Royal School Armagh defeated Royal School Dungannon in a bowl out.

There were three walkovers: Wallace High against Portora Royal; Foyle College against Grosvenor Grammar II; and Methodist College against Banbridge Academy.

Early second round results: Regent House beat Lurgan College by 2 wickets, Down High beat Friends by 9 wickets, Grosvenor Grammar beat Down High by 8 wickets

Quarter-final draw: Down High v Grosvenor GS; Limavady GS or Sullivan U v Regent House; Strabane Academy or Ballyclare High (Playing Friday) v RBAI or BRA (Friday); Foyle College or Methodist College v Wallace High or Campbell College (Friday).

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