It was a day of few shocks as seven of the eight seeded sides progressed to the quarter-finals with Glendermott flying the flag for the Championship after an emphatic win at Killyclooney.

Kyle Magee scored his maiden century for Bready as he and Gavin Roulston made light of a potentially tricky chase of 219 against Bonds Glen.

The pair added 131 in 21 overs for the second wicket with Magee top scoring with 107 from 96 balls (12 fours, 2 sixes), while Roulston's 79 from 69 balls included 9 fours and 3 maximums.

Sam Haslett took two consolation wicket but Bready were always in control of the chase. earlier Divan Posthumus hit 54 (9 fours), while there were runs too for Heinrich Roberts - a 27-ball 40 with 9 boundaries - and David Cooke (38).

Parth Palawat's wicket laden start to the season continued as he claimed 4 for 43, while fellow spinner Nathan McCombe took 3 for 46.

The game was played without official umpires as the shortage in the region continues to be felt.

Ballyspallen lost a controversial tie against Eglinton with Josh Martin taking 5 wickets to spin the villagers to a 24-run win.

Chasing 163, the home side were looking well at 63 for 2, when Promod Maduwantha was given out hit ball twice while defending his wicket.

James Cusack was run out shortly after as 96 for 3 became 139 all out with Martin taking 5 for 12.

Earlier Andy Millar had cleared the ropes four times in a 30-ball 46, but it was the runs down the order from Ross McLaughlin (33) and Adam Lamberton (25) that were to prove crucial in the final analysis.

Brigade overcame a scare at St Johnston to record an ultimately comfortable six wickets win.

Chasing 183, they were wobbling at 22 for 3 - two wickets for Scott Devenney (2-23). A fourth wicket stand of 134 in 100 balls between Cameron Melly and St Johnston old boy Scott Macbeth settled the Premiership side's nerves.

Melly hit 10 fours and 3 sixes in a top score of 76 not out from 53 balls, while Macbeth's 58 from 61 balls included 4 fours and 3 sixes.

Earlier St Johnston looked poised to post well over 200 as they reached 124 for 3 - runs for Graeme McCarter (47), Jack Macbeth (45) and Subhan Shirzad (35).

They fell away though with JP Millar (4-38) , Scott Macbeth (3-42) and Josh Wilson (2-28) doing the damage.

Newbuildings made light work of a potentially tricky tie at home to Strabane to ease into the last eight.

Johnny Thompson's retirement lasted two weeks of the new season and he was in the action right away taking two catches including Aaron Gillespie.

Rhys Logue top-scored with 66 not out, as he and Nasir Nawaz (32) added 69 for the third wicket. late runs from Usman Azhar (38) and Muddy Raijput (24) saw the Red Caps post 207 for 9 - four wickets for Trent McKeegan and two apiece for Samarth Seth and Ross Dougherty - who got John Mooney for 4.

The reply raced out of the blocks with Jason Dunn hitting 7 fours and 7 sixes in a top score of 80 - sharing stands of 74 with Gareth McKeegan (37) and 56 in 5 overs with Ryan Hunter.

Hunter (41*) and Samart Seth (46*) had little trouble getting the remaining runs with an unbroken third wicket stand of 78 as the win was achieved in the 27th over.

2022 Cup winners Fox Lodge bowed out in the first round as they were beaten by Coleraine in a low scoring game at Ballymagorry. Marcus Poskitt got the Bannsiders off to a decent enough start with a hard-hit 43 (5 fours, 2 sixes), but the Bannsiders slumped from 60 for 3 to 70 for 8 - wickets for Gayan Maneeshan (5-26) and Aaron Heywood (3-20).

The tail wagged to add 47 crucial runs - James Bell (18) and Gareth Burns (17) and a final total of 117.

The Foxies found the going equally tough and despite late runs too from their tail, they fell 17 short - four wickets for Craig Averill, 3 for Stephen Hutchinson and two for Scott Campbell.

Ardmore ran out comfortable 107-run winners over Burndennett in a high scoring game at The Green.

Harry Zimmermann hit 6 fours and 4 sixes in a top score of 95, adding 123 for the second wicket with skipper Rachit Gaur (71 - 10 fours) and 94 for the third with Dharm Singh (48 - 4 fours, 3 sixes).

A late spurt by Edrees who cleared the ropes three times in his 26 got the total to 304 for 6.

Burndennett were never in the hunt as the rate climbed and climbed, but they did manage to score 197 for 5, with Mark Doherty hitting 10 fours in a top score of 62, while Galvin and Conan Pollock each made 36.

Highest scorers, biggest winners and the only non seeded team to advance to the last eight were Glendermott, who took merciless advantage of an understrength Killyclooney to rack up 377 for 6 and win by 277 runs.

Professional Malinga Amarasinghe top scored with 125 from 89 balls (13 fours, 8 sixes) sharing stand of 125 for the 3rd wicket with Ben Mills and 129 for the 4th with skipper Alan Johnson.

Mills missed out on a century last week when the rains left him stranded on 88, but he made no mistake this time as he hit 12 fours and 6 sixes in 105 from 83 balls.

Johnson almost made it a trio of centurions but was 87 not out (9 fours, 4 sixes) when the overs ran out.

The chase was soon in tatters and despite 31 from William Finlay and 27 from Matthew Campbell, they only managed 100 - five wickets for Ted Britton and two for Ryan Nolan.

Donemana eased into the second round with a six wickets win at The Nedd, who battled bravely in the Ballykelly sunshine.

The home side will have been thankful to bat first, and managed to muster exactly 100 with McCann top-scoring with 25.

Sri Lankan professional Rumesh Buddhika took 4 for 22, while Andy McBrine (3-24) and brother William (2-10) also were among the wickets.

Buddhika made exactly 50 in the chase from 52 balls ( 4 fours, 2 sixes) but the home side did have four wickets to cheer about - two of which came from Jacob Logan Wilson.