The Hills will meet Phoenix in next week's cup final after semi-final wins over Pembroke and Merrion.

Both semi-finals were far from memorable, but neither teams will worry too much as it's all about the result at the crucial point in the competition.

Amish Sidhu spun Phoenix to a 37-run win as Merrion struggled chasing 188, falling to 39 for 5 and 103 for 9 before finishing on 150 for 9.

Simi Singh (3-34) did the early damage before Sidhu (pictured) took centre stage claiming five for 21 as Phoenix ran rampant.

Tom Stanton (35*) top scored for the hosts but it was in essence a 'dead cat bounce' as the tie was long decided by the time he and Hugh Kennedy added 47 for the last wicket.

Earlier Sidhu (38) added what proved to be a match deciding 91 with a clearly motivated Poonish Mehta (52) - the overseas player jettisoned by the Angelsea Road side despite being last season's leading wicket taker in the region.

The other semi-final proved an attritional affair at Milverton where The Hills edged a three wicket win but took 43 overs chasing 114.

Fiachra Tucker top scored with 40 for Pembroke but a total of 114 won't win many games.

Daya Singh's excellent season continued as he took three wickets as did the ever reliable Naz Shaukat.

Shaheen Khan and Tucker each claimed two wickets but Cormac McLoughlin (28) and 20 extras helped seal the tense victory.

The Hills will now host the final against Phoenix next Saturday.