THE NCU’s Twenty20 finals day next Sunday is set to be put back a week after all of yesterday’s Irish Senior Cup quarter-fiinals were abandoned without a ball bowled.

Waringstown were due to face North Down at The Lawn in the Cup final but the Villagers now have to go to Dublin to face Pembroke in the Irish Cup next Sunday, the Irish Cup reserve date.

Cricket Ireland were happy for the Irish Cup tie to be put back a week but Pembroke have a Leinster Cup semi-final on July 29 so that possibility was ruled out.

The rain means all the Ulster clubs have to give up home advantage next week with Civil Service North now away to Clontarf and Strabane must travel to Phoenix.