Meanwhile, the three All-Ireland youth competitions are also making good progress with Instonians facing Fox Lodge at Under 15 level for a place in the final against Leinster winners YMCA.

Instonians defeated Lisburn last Friday in the NCU’s Graham Cup final at Wallace Park by nine wickets, after restricting the home side to 99 for eight in their 30 overs.

Hugo Ellerby got the big wicket of Nathan Doak in the third over and although brother Cameron and Matthew Glass put on 71 for the second wicket, Adam Wylie broke the partnership in his first over and finished with four for 16.

Instonians also lost an early wicket but Oliver Metcalfe and James Hunter, who have both played Premier League cricket, proved much too strong and won the match in just 13 overs.

The NCU’s Under-13 Banoge Cup final takes place this Friday at Shaw’s Bridge between Instonians and Waringstown with the winners due to host the final unless Rush beat North West winners Bonds Glen in the semi-final when they would have to travel to Dublin.

The Under 11-Quoile Cup final between holders Civil Service North and Muckamore is at Queensway, Derriaghy tonight (6pm). There will be bucket collection for the Marie Curie Hospice at the match.

The winners are away to Pembroke in the All-Ireland semi-final but victory will guarantee a home game in the final against North West winners St Johnston.