Holders CIYMS crashed out of the Ulster Plate as they were beaten by Ardmore. Donemana defeated Waringstown, while Bready edged out North Down. Muckamore fly the flag for NCU with a big win over Fox Lodge.

A century for Barry Cooper and 98 from Charles McCombe propelled CIYMS to 232 for 4 in their 40 overs.

It wasn't enough however as half centuries from Conor Brolly and Conor King, supported by Thomas Brolly (38) and Phil Patterson (32) saw Ardmore to an excellent five wicket win.

Les Allen's five wicket haul led Muckamore to an emphatic 131-run verdict over Fox Lodge at Moylena, while Junior McBrine took four wickets and scored an undefeated 54 as Donemana ousted Waringstown at The Lawn.

Craig Yelverton top scored with 59 for North Down at Bready, but it wasn't enough as Reece Kelly (36), Jamie McCombe (35) and Marc McCloskey (34) all chipped in to clinch a tense two-wicket draw.

The semi-final draw had pitted Ardmore at home to Donemana, while Muckamore will host Bready. Those games are scheduled for Sunday July 15th.

ULSTER PLATE SCOREBOARD

At Belmont, Ardmore II beat CIYMS II by 5 wickets
CIYMS II 232-4 (B Cooper 105, C McCombe 98)
Ardmore II 233-5 (C Brolly 63, C King 52*, T Brolly 38, P Patterson 32)

At Magheramason, Bready II beat North Down II by 2 wickets
North Down II 179 (C Yelverton 59; M McCloskey 3-23, C Olphert 3-28, M Fleming 2-27)
Bready II 180-8 (R Kelly 36, J McCombe 35, J Magee 34, R Spence 24; S Nelson 4-39)

At The Lawn, Donemana II beat Waringstown II by 61 runs
Donemana II 212-6 (J Robinson 56, J McBrine 54*, S Laird 39, M Moore 26; S Kidd 2-41, J Mitchell 2-49)
Waringstown II 151 (R Waite 44, M Waite 24, J Hunter 20; J McBrine 4-25, M Simpson 2-5, C Neely 2-22)

At Moylena, Muckamore II beat Fox Lodge II by 131 runs
Muckamore II 223-8 (D Miller 45, C Breet 45, D Rainey 29; A Doherty 3-40, L Kerr 2-30)
Fox Lodge II 92 (C Allen 27; L Allen 5-32,S Henderson 3-26, P Karthik 2-18)

Semi Final Draw (15th July)
Ardmore II v Donemana II
Muckamore II v Bready II