For the most part it was a case of the usual suspects taking the honours in Round 1 of the Challenge Cup with CIYMS, North Down, Instonians, CSN and Waringstown all coming through unscathed.

Downpatrick and Derriaghy overcame their Section 1 rivals and that left Holywood to provide the only 'upset' of the day with a 12 run win over Premier opponents Muckamore.

It was a tough day in the field for Woodvale at The Lawn where James Hall (109) and Adam Dennison (75) put on 168 for the first wicket and with James McCollum (75*) piling it on at the end 326 was way too many for the visitors who mustered 81 with Gary Kidd (4-12) and Greg Thompson (3-6) wrapping things up for the Villagers.

Armagh found themselves unable to handle the leg-spin of Jacob Mulder whose 5-22 ensured that Armagh were bowled out in 30 overs for 103.
Ryan Hunter and Nigel Jones knocked those off both finishing unbeaten on 43 and 33 respectively in the home side's 7 wicket win.

Carrickfergus had Jamie Holmes back in harness after the Pat Botha injury last week and he top scored with 20. Harry Warke with 15 and Ryan Eagleson with the same were next best with the Cowboys bowled out for 140 in just 30 overs, Ben Adair 4-25 and Andre Malan 3-15 the best with the ball.
Marc Ellison (55) top scored for the home side as they finished the game 5 wicket winners.

At The Green North Down piled on the agony for Donacloney Mill running up 315/6 in their 50 overs, Danny Graham with 109 of those.
Donacloney Mill were dismissed for exactly 100, Peter Eakin with 4-14 and skipper Martin Moreland taking 3-27 to seal a 215 run win for the home side.

Downpatrick chased down an impressive 235 at Bangor where Chris Burns (58), Ricky MacLarnon (41) and Nicky McCollum (40) scored the runs.
But Ross Boultwood added 87 to his couple of wickets for a MOM performance not even a 4-23 from Taimur Khan able to stop the Downpatrick getting over the line with 2 wickets and 2 overs to spare.

Instonians recorded a 9 wicket win over Cregagh with Ben Rose's 4-23 ensuring that the visitors were held to an inadequate 119.
The loss of Olly Metcalfe for 0 to an early run out did not hinder the home side as Nickolai Smith and Jordan McClurkin both ended 55* in the 9 wicket win.

The local derby went the way of Derriaghy in the closest finish of the day when they squeezed past Lisburn by 2 wickets.
David Simpson with 59 top scored for the visitors to Queensway with MOM Criag Lewis' 4-15 and Chris Moorehead 3-21 ensuring that Lisburn didn't get away from them and were bowled out for 171.
With Ross Bailey (45) and Reece Malone (46) adding 105 for the second wicket Derriaghy looked to be on for a routine win but Mark Berry's 4-33 ensured that things tightened up and it required a steadying 18* from Adam Jamison to ensure the home victory.

Seapark saw the only 'upset' of the day when Holywood downed Premiership side Muckamore.
Some clean hitting by Mark Adair (88) proved to be the foundation of the Holywood total for whom Charles Beverland, Mark Best and Andy Haire all scored 30's in the total of 252/9.
In reply opener Sam Gordon (50) and number three Jamie Magowan (57) ensured that the visitors were kept in touch but Craig Drummond's 30 at number five was the last significant score and the rest of the innings fell away to leave the home side 12 run victors and with another chance to mix it with the big boys in the next round.

CHALLENGE CUP - FIRST ROUND

CIYMS beat Armagh by 7 wickets. Belmont, 26 May.
Armagh 102 (30.2 overs, J Mulder 5-22, M McGillvray 2-19, A Coulter 2-32)
CIYMS 103-3 (24.1 overs, R Hunter 43*, N Jones 33*)

CSN beat Carrickfergus by 5 wickets. Stormont, 26 May.
Carrickfergus 140 (30.0 overs, B Adair 4 -2 5, A Malan 3-15, M Foster 2 - 28)
CSN 142-5 (M Ellison 55, R Eagleson 2 - 27)

Derriaghy beat Lisburn by 2 wickets.
Queensway, 26 May.
Lisburn 171 (46.1 overs, D Simpson 59, P Ferguson 38, C Lewis 4-15, C Moorehead 3-21, M Stinson 2-50)
Derriaghy 172-8 (43.0 overs, R Malone 46 , R Balley 45, M Berry 4-33 , R McConkey 3-29)

Waringstown beat Woodvale by 245 runs. The Lawn, 26 May.
Waringstown 326-6 (50.0 overs, J Hall 109, A Dennison 75, J McCollum 76, Ferhan Saaed 3 -59)
Woodvale 81 (G Kidd 4-12, G Thompson 3-6)

Holywood beat Muckamore by 12 runs. Seapark, 26 May.
Holywood 252-9 (50.0 overs, M Adair 88, A Haire 37, M Best 34, A Adey 3-43 , N Gill 3-48)
Muckamore 240 (49.1 overs, J Magowan 57, S Gordon 50, A Gardner 3-47, A Haire 3-72, J Wilson 2 -35)

Bangor lost to Downpatrick by 3 wickets. Upritchard Park, 26 May.
Bangor 235-8 (50.0 overs, C Burns 58, N McCollum 40, R McLarnon 41, C Gilmore 3-30, R Boultwood 2-48, M Yeates 2-64)
Downpatrick 238-7 (R Boultwood 87, C Martin 41, T Khan 4-23)

Instonians beat Cregagh by 9 wickets. Shaw's Bridge, 26 May.
Cregagh 119 (36.3 overs, A McCormick 36, B Rose 4-23, A White 4-27)
Instonians 122-1 (18 overs, Nikolai Smith 55*, J McClurkin 55*)

North Down beat Donacloney Mill by 215 runs. The Green, 26 May.
North Down 315-6 (50.0 overs, D Graham 109, R Haire 49*, A Shields 42)
Donacloney Mill 100 (37.4 overs, P Eakin 4-14, M Moreland 3-27, A McCrory 2-9)