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Holders Exit Ulster Bank Schools Cup

Robin Walsh

Belfast Royal Academy's cricketers have failed in their bid for a hat trick of Ulster Bank Schools Cup triumphs.  The winners of the past two years came a cropper in the second round by five wickets  against Foyle College who will now play another Belfast school, Campbell College, in the last eight.
Last year's runners up Royal Belfast Academical Institution are safely through to the quarter finals following a resounding seven wicket win over Limavady Grammar and now meet Down High School.
Both Lisburn schools are also through. Wallace High School will be at home to Bangor Grammar and Friends School will travel to Ballymena Academy.
Second rounds results were:

Wallace HS 218-7 (J Hunter 68, M Jones 42, J Cardosi 34); Antrim GS 53 (N Doak 2-4, B Nelson 2-8, L Allison 2-9)
Wallace High School beat Antrim GS by 165 runs

Ballyclare HS 107-7 (B Lowry 28, A Simmonite 2-5, C Cox 2-5); Bangor GS 108-5 (D Young 38, K McPeak 18)
Bangor GS beat Ballyclare HS by 5 wickets

Carrickfergus GS 31; Friends School, Lisburn 32-1
Friends School, Lisburn beat Carrickfergus GS by 9 wickets

Regent House 75 (J Coyle 6-5); Foyle College 78-7 (K Magee 19, R Johnston 3-16, G McBride 3-21)
Foyle College beat Regent House by 3 wickets

Royal School Armagh 138 (C Jennings 45); Coleraine GS 139-5 (M Poskitt 82, B Mackey 2-10)
Coleraine GS beat Royal School Armagh by 5 wickets

Strabane Academy 133-7 (R Kelly 31, A Boyd 22, C Gordon 2-32); Down High School 134-4 (G Hutley 48, S Campbell 32no, A Boyd 2-25)
Down High School beat Strabane Academy by 6 wickets

Friends School, Lisburn 163 (R Malone 82, A Lindsay 3-27); Grosvenor GS 157-8 (C Irvine 57)
Friends School, Lisburn beat Grosvenor GS by 6 runs

RBAI II 146-8 (N Armstrong 42, E Scott 29, H Minford 3-22); Campbell College 147-8 (J Pollard 35no, A Johnston 27, A Adair 4-24)
Campbell College beat RBAI II by 2 wickets

The third round draw with games to be played by May 27 is:
  • Ballymena Academy v Friends School, Lisburn
  • Wallace High School v Bangor GS
  • Campbell College v Foyle College
  • RBAI v Down High School