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Saturday 3 December 2016

Hills are alive after victory over North Down

Holders The Hills are safely through to the next round of the Irish Senior Cup after a 40-run win over North Down.

Naseer Shaukat's 65 and 49 from Max Sorensen rescued them from a spot of trouble at 128 for 6, eventually posting 199.

Clontarfsurvived a major scare before edging over the line at home to Cork County thanks to an unbroken 41 run stand between skipper Eoghan Delany (36) and younger brother Andrew (13).

Pembroke's Jonno Cook was the star of the show in their hard fought 24 run win at Eglinton, scoring an unbeaten 84, while another five-wicket hero was North County's Conor Sheil in their 33 run win at Donemana.

2009 winners Leinster won a low scoring thriller at home to Carrickfergus.

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