A quintet of National Cup replays took place despite the weather with four games being decided by bowl-outs.

One of those was at Donemana between Newbuildings and Balbriggan, where "hits" were at a premium with the Dublin side managing none at all from their 5 attempts.

Thankfully for the home team however, Malcolm McCausland found his range and his effort saw the Qualifying 1 champions progress to the next round with a 1-0 win.

Killyclooney went to Rush and Mark Gordon's side performed admirably in posting a total of 195 all out against the crack Leinster unit.

Once again it was Alan Colhoun and the skipper who were to the fore for the visitors- both men scoring half centuries however their efforts were in vain as the rain set in around Dublin.

Mind you, the fact that Christopher Neely was the only player out of ten to hit the stumps sent the visitors home in high spirits, Killyclooney's fine start to the season continuing courtesy of a 1-0 bowl-out win.

Bonds Glen and Cliftonville played a 20-over match to decide their tie however the Bee Gees suffered their second big defeat in as many days as the Belfast side bowled them out for just 43.

Davy Munn (3-2), Davy Menaul (3-3), and Brian Anderson (3-18) did the damage with the ball, only Lee Britton with 13 making any shape for the North West side. Neill Cahill with 24 not out and Avadhoot Dandekar 23 not out put a swift end to proceedings in a 10-wicket win.

The two other contests also went to bowl-outs with Carrickfergus ousting North Kildare and Dundrum getting the better of Holywood.