Defending champions Ardmore lost their opener in a low scoring game at the Green.

Skipper Rachit Gaur's 43 was the best of their 136 - debutant Hayden Melly chipping in with 24.

Scott Campbell took 3-32, and the left-hander anchored the chase with an unbeaten 49.

He and Marcus Poskitt (20) laid a solid platform, but when Bobby Brolly (2-11) took the second of his two wickets, the required rate had climbed to 5 an over.

Skipper Matty Smyth played the most fluent innings of the day - a quickfire 33 from just 28 balls (3 fours, 2 sixes), as he and Campbell added 54 in 7 overs to all but settle the contest.

Bready got their campaign up and running with a dominant 9-wicket win over Killyclooney.

New Indian professional Parth Palawat took five wickets and skipper Ian Young three as the visitors were dismissed for 137, despite a surprise appearance by Blayde Cappell - out for 3.

William Finlay 34, and Kenzie Hall 24 their main contributors.

Ryan Clarke's unbeaten half century eased the Magheramason side to the win without having to get out of second gear.

Scott Macbeth starred as Brigade got their season up and running with a 7 wickets win at Eglinton.

The Irish U19 international top-scored with a fluent 52 from 44 balls (3 fours, 2 sixes) in their total of 183/7.

Adam McDaid and Ifty Hussain both made 32, while Cameron Melly hit 24.

Liam Doherty (3-43) was the best with the ball, and he too was the pick of the batters, making 33 out of the hosts disappointing 109.

Macbeth took four wickets to complete a superb all-round effort, while there were two apiece for DD Barr, Ifty Hussain and new pro Marcello Piedt.

Donemana got their season up and running with an emphatic 7 wickets win at home to Newbuildings.

The visitors struggled in the early season conditions with only new professional Samarth Seth adapting as he hit 10 fours and cleared the ropes four times in an unbeaten 80 from just 68 balls.

Jason Dunn's 23 was the only other innings of note in a total of 141 - the wickets shared between Willie McBrine 3-26, Adam Britton 2-11, and Gary McClintock 2-15.

DJ Dougherty (26) and professional Rumesh Buddhika (24) shared an opening stand of 47 before three wickets fell for seven runs - including debutant Raymond Curry for 0.

An unbroken fourth wicket stand of 92 in ten overs between Irish internationals Andy McBrine and William McClintock saw the game to a hasty conclusion.

McBrine top scored with an unbeaten 55 from just 42 balls that included 5 sixes and 4 fours, while McClintock's 37 not out took 26 balls (5 fours, 1 six).