Rain ruined yesterday's Irish Senior Cup action but Cork County and Merrion aren't complaining.

They won bowl-outs to go into today's second round draw, with Railway Union the unluckiest to make an exit.

They scored 229 for eight against Cork County at Park Avenue but the rain arrived six overs into the Cork innings, four overs shy of getting a result.

Merrion's game with Coleraine did not even start but they win the bowl-out 3-2 while Malahide defeated Strabane in a 26 overs game, the only one in Dublin to reach a conclusion.

It was quite a change of fortunes for Malahide as they had been bowled out for just 50 on Saturday after being on the receiving end of an incredible innings by John Anderson in the first round of the Leinster Senior Cup. He scored 185, Merrion's highest individual score in the competiton as Merrion amassed their highest ever total, 415 for eight.

Anderson faced 140 balls be batted for only 50 overs - and hit 23 fours and two sixes in the fourth highest score ever by a Merrion batsman; Tyrone Kane was the next best score with 54.

In an even more remarkable start to the Malahide innings, Fintan McAllister, Arjun Muntha and Michel Hingston were out to Dave Langford-Smith's first three legal deliveries but the former international was denied a hat-trick by bowling a wide.

The Leinster Lightning captain's innings dwarfed the day's other century as Daniel Solway's 118 not out ensured Pembroke beat Balbriggan by seven wickets, but the rain helped Leinster caused the shock of the round, beating Division One leaders The Hills by five runs when the rain hit Milverton. George Dockrell, batting at No 4, scored 70 for Leinster.

Shortly afterwards the rain arrived in Claremont Road - the game at Anglesea Road had already finished - to give YMCA a more comfortable 36 runs victory over North County but the other two games were abandoned including holders Clontarf's game at Rush which never started because the covers leaked.