Merrion set an Irish Cup record total in their win over The Hills, while there were also victories for Malahide and Phoenix on a rain-affected day.

Merrion beat The Hills by 231 runs
Merrion 419/6 (50 overs; John Anderson 178, Swapnil Modgill 115, Adam Rosslee 43, Stephen Doheny 32; Brandon Kruger 3-56)
The Hills 188 (32.5 overs; Muzamil Sherzad 72, Yaseen Sherzad 36, Brandon Kruger 35, Nicloaj Laegsgaard 21; Max Sorensen 3-45, M Deveraj 2-26)

Swapnil Modgill and John Anderson shared a second wicket stand of 284 (CricketEurope)

Two-times winners Merrion made an Irish Cup record score as they thumped The Hills by 231-runs at Anglesea Road. John Anderson made his 8th Irish Cup century - second only to Decker Curry's ten - hitting 22 fours and 8 sixes in a brilliant 178 off 134 deliveries in their 419 for 6. He shared a second wicket stand of 284, the second highest in the 42-year history of the competition, with opener Swapnil Modgill, whose 115 from119 balls included 12 fours and one maximum. Adam Rosslee cleared the ropes four times in a 22-ball 43 as Merrion piled on the misery. The Hills never threatened the huge target, but Mazamil Sherzad's 72 at least ensured some respectability as they scored 188.

Malahide beat Clontarf by 24 runs (DLS)
Clontarf 175/9 (50 overs; Reuben Wilson 43, Andrew Delany 23; Mike Frost 3-32, James Newland 2-33, Kelvin Donnelly 2-33)
Malahide 68/2 (11.3 overs; Younas Ahmadzai 33*; David Delany 2-37)

Action from Malahide (Deryck Vincent)

Malahide beat Clontarf and the weather to make it to the last eight in a 24-run (DLS) win at The Village. Reuben Wilson's 43 was the best of the Castle Avenue side's 175 for 9, with three wickets for Mike Frost and two apiece for James Newland and Kelvin Donnelly. Opener Younas Ahmadzai's unbeaten 33 ensured the home side were on the right side of the DLS calculations when rain forced the players off in the 12th over with Malahide on 68 for 2 - both wickets going to David Delany.

Phoenix beat Railway Union by 180 runs (DLS)
Phoenix 385/9 (50 overs; Levon Shields 143, Tyrone Kane 76, Nic Pretorius 32, Shane Getkate 31, Johit Munjal 22; Piyush Sharma 3-88, Liam McCarthy 2-71, Sean O'Brien 2-78)
Railway Union 195/9 (40.1 overs; Kenny Carroll 41, Zaman Safi 41, Aakhil Prakash 30, Hamza Maan 27, Liam McCarthy 21; Amish Sidhu 3-34, Jack Lalor 2-34, Devender Ranolia 2-38)

Centurion Levon Shields (CricketEurope)

A third wicket partnership of 156 between Levon Shields and Tyrone Kane propelled Phoenix to an imposing 385 for 9 at home to Railway Union. Levon Shields - dismissed for 99 on Saturday - didn't miss out this time on the three figures landmark as he clubbed 15 fours and 4 sixes in 143 from 138 balls, sharing that stand with former Irish international Tyrone Kane whose 51-ball 76 included 8 fours and 4 sixes. Shane Getkate cleared the ropes four times in a 10-ball 31 as the home side plundered runs at will. Kenny Carroll and Zaman Safi both made 41 in the reply, but the Park Avenue side finished well short on 195 for 9, losing by 180 (DLS).

Balbriggan v North Down. Match abandoned.
Balbriggan 219/2 (30 overs; Chris De Freitas 107*, Cameron Rowe 82*)
North Down 23/2 (3 overs) (Target 127 off 11 overs)

It was a frustrating afternoon for Balbriggan who were well on top throughout their clash with North Down at Jack Harper Park only to be denied by the elements. The home side made 219 for 2 in a rain interrupted 30 overs with Chris De Freitas returning to form with an unbeaten hundred, sharing a century stand with opener Cameron Rowe (82*). More rain meant North Down were facing a near impossible 127 in 11 overs, and that got worse as they lost two early wickets. However, more showers meant an abandonment with the replay now at Comber next Sunday.

CIYMS v Muckamore. Match abandoned.
CIYMS 77/2 (14.2 overs; John Matchett 46; Sathish Suresh 2-15)

It will be a trip to Moylena next Sunday for both sides after the game at Belmont was abandoned in the 15th over. Home skipper John Matchett had made 46 in CIYMS's 77 for 2 when play was stopped, never to resume - both wickets going to Satish Suresh.

Waringstown v Pembroke. Match abandoned.
Waringstown 6/0 (1.2 overs)

Just eight balls were possible at The Lawn as Waringstown met Pembroke in a repeat of their 2019 final. The teams will now meet again at Sydney Parade on Sunday with Waringstown hoping that their Emerging Ireland trio of Tom Mayes, James McCollum and Morgan Topping will be allowed to play as they are scheduled to face West Indies U23 Academy in a four-day game starting next week.

No play was possible at Stormont between CSNI and Instonians, as a steady drizzle followed by heavier rain meant a frustrating day for all. At least the teams had a short trip and the match will now go ahead on Sunday at Shaw's Bridge.

Holders Leinster had a wasted journey to take on Brigade with the weather never relenting, meaning the game will now be played at Rathmines on Sunday June 16th.