HOLDERS MERRION are through to the quarter-finals of the Irish Senior Cup after a convincing win against Muckamore at Angelsea Road.

Overseas player Jamie Brown scored 124 and took four-wickets, sharing a century stand with Michael Lewis who hit 86.

Reinhardt Strydom was another centurion but his unbeaten 109 wasn't enough to secure a win for Phoenix as they lost by 8 runs (DLS) at North Down - Ruhan Pretorius hitting an undefeated 91 from 77 balls (12 fours) to seal the win.

Another NCU side who came out on the right side of a DLS calculation were CIYMS, where Chris Dougherty (93*) and Ryan Hunter (50) shared a 2nd wicket partnership of 127 as they edged out YMCA by four runs.

Half centuries from Conor Fletcher (70) and Farooq Nasar (67) led Balbriggan into the quarter-finals as they beat Lisburn by five wickets, while an unbeaten 86 from Andrew White and Robert McKinley's five-wicket haul ensured Instonians were comfortable 114 runs (DLS) victors at home to Brigade.

The ties between Coleraine v Waringstown, Bready v Pembroke, and Donemana v The Hills were abandoned and will be replayed on Sunday.

Meanwhile, In the National Cup, Terenure broke Limerick hearts with a thrilling super-over win after the scores were tied.

Holders Rush beat Killyclooney by 9 wickets, while there were also convincing wins for Malahide, Midleton, Derriaghy, and County Kerry.

There was no play possible in the game between Newbuildings and Knockharley, while Strabane were already though after they defeated Cregagh last week.

The quarter-final draws for both competitions will take place later today (MON) following the conclusion of the Cricket Ireland Borad meeting.

Irish Senior Cup Second Round results

CIYMS v YMCA at Belmont.
CIYMS won by 4 runs (DLS)
YMCA 226 (50 overs; S Singh 66, J Tector 31, O Gunning 27, T Fisher 26; N Jones 3-31, J Mulder 3-44)
CIYMS 173-3 (40.2 overs; C Dougherty 93*, R Hunter 50)

Instonians v Brigade at Shaw's Bridge.
Instonians won by 114 runs (DLS)
Instonians 203-2 (38 overs; A White 86*, Nik Smith 53, S Getkate 30*)
Brigade 107 (23.4 overs; C Dixon 41, J Thompson 30; R McKinley 5-7, Nat Smith 2-31)

Lisburn v Balbriggan at Wallace Park.
Balbriggan won by 5 wickets.
Lisburn 189-9 (45 overs; D Simpson 41, M Berry 37, G Koopman 31; E Ahmed 2-23, K Ali 2-25, F Nasar 2-34)
Balbriggan 190-5 (38.2 overs; C Fletcher 70, F Nasar 67, T McGrath 29; Neil Doak 2-41)

Merrion v Muckamore at Anglesea Road.
Merrion won by 67 runs (DLS)
DLS target 227 in 31 overs
Merrion 260-5 (42 overs; J Brown 124, M Lewis 86; R Keates 2-31)
Muckamore 159 (30.3 overs; I Hussain 67; J Brown 4-28, M Neville 3-17)

North Down v Phoenix at Comber.
North Down won by 8 runs (DLS)
Par score 179 at 36.1 overs
Phoenix 226-8 (43 overs; R Strydom 109*, A Karvelas 36, T Anders 24; R Pretorius 2-36, P Davison 2-44)
North Down 187-3 (36.1 overs; R Pretorius 91 not out, D Graham 47; B White 2-44)

Coleraine v Waringstown at Sandel Lodge.
Match abandoned
Waringstown 97-3 (28.3 overs; J Hall 56*, G Thompson 25*)

Bready v Pembroke at Magheramason.
Match abandoned
Bready 33-0 (11.4 overs)

Donemana v The Hills at The Holm.
Match abandoned
Donemana 6-0 (2 overs)