In the other six ties, results went very much as expected, with the Premier League sides handing out some severe beatings to the lower league sides.

Holders CIYMS dismissed Woodvale for just 63 - Johnny Thompson taking 4 for 17, with two wickets apiece for Allen Coulter, Justin Kemp and skipper Nigel Jones.

CIYMS took just 9.3 overs to get their meagre target - although Woodvale did take two consolation wickets.

Andrew Nixon's 45 helped Bangor post 147 for 9 in their away tie at Carrickfergus. Iain Parkhill's MOM half-century sent his side into the draw for the next round with a ruthless 9 wicket win.

It was a similar story at Waringstown where Ballymena limped to 111 - skipper Lee Nelson taking 4 wickets, and fellow spinners James Hall and Kyle McCallan claiming two apiece.James McCollum's 39 not out ensured the easiest of passages for the Mid-Ulster side.

Mark Berry's five wicket haul ensured bragging rights for Lisburn in their clash with Lurgan. Berry took 5 for 18 as Lurgan could only manage 83 all out - Steve Lazars top scored with 29 in reply as Lisburn passed their target in just 50 balls.

A solid batting display helped Derriaghy overcome a potential banana skin as they chased 154 to beat Donagahcloney by 4 wickets, while in the final tie CSNI overcame Saintfield by 91 runs.

Shane Getkate top scored with 48 as the Stormont side made 184, and professional Mansoor Amjad then took 5 for 34 to dismiss the visitors for just 93.