It was a case of brotherly love for Malahide who fielded four sets of brothers in their win against The Hills, making it four wins from five matches.

The Frosts, Shoebridges, Reynolds and Fords were joined by Arjun Muntha, James Newland and Callum Riches and it proved a winning combination.

(Malahide's four set of brothers: Pic courtesy Malahide CC)

Greg Ford smashed an unbeaten 64 from 40 balls (6 fours, 2 sixes), while Alan Reynolds clubbed 7 fours and 2 sixes in a whirlwind 46 from 22 balls to set the tone as 60 came from the powerplay.

Alistair Frost (38*) added 86 from 39 balls with Ford in a total of 190 for 3.

(David Delany breaks a stump)

The Hills' reply never threatened despite a stand of 82 in 11 overs between Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin (72) and Levon Shields (41) which saw them make 131 for 5.

YMCA and Railway Union also made it four wins out of five in the closely contested group.

The Claremont Road side are kings of the chases, and did it very emphatically against Balbriggan.

They took just 10.3 overs to pass their 118 target as Jack Tector smote 74 from 33 balls (8 fours, 4 sixes), adding 65 in 28 balls with younger brother Tim (36*).

And the good news for them is that they welcome back middle brother Harry next week as their trio of Irish internationals return. With Curtis Campher and Simi Singh in the mix they have quite a formidable line-up.

No doubt about the surprise package of the season, Railway Union who won again, beating North County.

Oliver Perry dismissed John Mooney second ball and the Fingal side never recovered stuttering to 89 - three wickets for Alex Stiles and Prabanshu Kamal.

The Park Avenue side also found conditions tough, indebted to the nous of Kenny Carroll whose 40 ensured a three-wicket win with seven balls left.

Clontarf were the other winners in the group as Terenure were dismissed for just 47.

Clontarf Express David Delany back in the side took 2 for 2, smashing a stump in the process, but it was teenager Ben McCabe who took the bowling honours with a five-wicket haul as they completed a 94-run win.

(Ben McCabe took 5 for 12)

Earlier Eoghan Delany (41*) and Bobbo Forrest (37) had been the spine of their 141 total.

North Kildare managed to put together a team from outside the county as they travelled to Pembroke.

Their batting was perhaps understandably weak as they managed just 69 - three wickets for Jack Balbirnie.

The Sydney Parade side didn't have things all their own way in the reply - Muzamil Sherzad taking 4 for 12 as Pembroke lost six wickets before passing their modest target.

Trinity College's cricket team and ground are celebrating 200 years and it was looking a picture for the visit of Rush.

Nathan McGuire - who this week was named in the NW Warriors squad - was the party pooper on the students, claiming four wickets for 10 runs as they made 119 for 6.

Neil Rock cleared the ropes three times in a 19-ball 38, but from 73 for 1, Rush faltered, before eventually claiming the four-wicket win.

There are few certainties in life. Death, taxes and John Anderson scoring runs and the Merrion man was at it again, top scoring with 49 as the Anglesea Road side beat Leinster by six wickets chasing 126.

Fellow former international Max Sorensen brought the chase to a swift conclusion after Anderson was dismissed, hitting 3 sixes and 2 fours in a 11-ball unbeaten 31.

You can check all the scorecards from the seven matches here:

https://www.cricclubs.com/CricketLeinster/listMatches.do?league=88&clubId=9638