The first round of the National Cup saw runs aplenty and also some controversy as Longford scored 316 against Doenpatrick but were unable to produce a DLS sheet and forfeited the game.

Ardmore made the highest total in the competition history as they ran up 400 for 3 at home to Sligo, with Peet Pienaar (257) and Mark Chambers (98) putting on a record opening stand of 378.

Manny Singh hit 57 as North Kildare defeated Newbuildings by 106 runs, while Kenny Carroll's 54 and four wickets for Alex Stiles saw Railway Union beat Cork Harlequins by 7 wickets.

Laurelvale and Cregagh both received walkovers, while Limerick overcame Ballaghaderreen by 71 runs with Arslan Anwar scoring 67.

Clint Hinchcliffe scored 112 and took a hat-trick as Balbriggan beat Kerry by 172 runs - Conor Fletcher scoring 73 too.

Michael Glass took six wickets and Kaushik Aphale scored 57 as Ballymena beat Bonds Glen by 35 runs at Eaton Park.

Half centuries from Derek Lynch and Timmy Dougherty helped Killyclooney beat Ballyhaunis by 47 runs, while Ari Smith's 85 saw Templepatrick beat The Nedd by 112 runs.

Derriaghy beat DLR County by six wickets, where a solid batting effort saw them chase down 175 - Craig Lewis (46), Daniel Poulton (41*) and Andrew Kenny (40) in the runs.

Ken McDonald hit 110 not out as Terenure beat Galway, while Midleton ran out 9 wicket winners against Knockharley.

NATIONAL CUP RESULTS PAGE

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