A powerful batting display by Leinster saw them beat an out of sorts North County to complete the line-up for T20 finals day.

The Rathmines side racked up 209 for 6, hitting 29 fours and 7 sixes as they treated the County attack with disdain - Malcolm Nofal the exception.

Amidst the carnage the South African left-armer took 1 for 16 in his four overs, but none of the rest of the attack will have been in any hurry to examine the scorebook at the break.

Saqib Bahadur top scored with 53* from just 25 balls (9 fours, 1 six), while other highlights included skipper Gareth Delany's 40 (8 fours), JP O'Dwyer's 4 sixes in a rapid 32, Fionn O'Sullivan's 33, and George Dockrell's 20 from 8 balls as the accelerator was pressed right from the off.

The County chase never got going, with Bilal Azhar (2-29) getting the crucial wickets of Jamie Grassi and Eddie Richardson, while George Dockrell accounted for dangermen Malcolm Nofal and Terry Richardson.

The home side slumped to 91 for 8, eventually giving the scoreline a closer feel than the contest was as Tomas Sheil (39*) got them to 166 for 9 - 43-runs the margin.

Leinster now join Merrion, YMCA, and holders Clontarf at finals day on Sunday August 4th at Sydney Parade - it should be quite a day!

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