Rain may have wiped out the entire Division One programme but two games in the second tier got played and provided more than enough drama as the title race swung one way then the other in a day of fluctuating fortunes.

Three teams were vying for the title with Leinster expected to lift the crown, but they fell agonisingly short in a T20 contest with Terenure.

Delays in their game meant that they knew with Cork beating Balbriggan by two wickets they needed a win at Rathmines.

Balbriggan had reached 98 for 3 with Mahidi (33) and Mohammed Farrukh (30) well set, but a collapse saw them lose their last 7 wickets for 37 runs to be 135 all out.

Stephan Grobler and Saddiqui picked up three wickets apiece, while Junaid Amin claimed two.

Ross Durity's 51 put Cork on course for the win, but they too stuttered as the winning line came close - going from 93 for 3 to 128 for 8 - Junaid Amin held his nerve to score the winning runs.

The focus then switched to Rathmines where the home side had also set Terenure 136 to win - Hugh MacDonnell (45) and Joe Carroll (26) the main contributors.

Leinster - without George Dockrell - looked to be struggling before Joe Carroll's hat-trick look to have swung the game in their favour.

Carroll dismissed top scorer Anwar (57) then  Mullen and Ramnathphur to leave Terenure needed 47 from the final five overs.

Shah then took 18 from the next five balls from Mohammed to put Terenure back on top before being dismissed on the last ball of the over.

The final over saw Mohammed entrusted with the responsibility of trying to win the league with Terenure requiring 10 to win - in the event they managed 9 and a tie which denied Leinster the crown.

From afar there seemed a number of baffling bowling decisions which may be explained by the bad light and darkness around - the umpires possibly deciding that bad light would be called if any of the pacemen were introduced?

That or injury could be the only rationale for Tim Law and Joe Carroll not bowling their full quota.

Whatever the reason, Leinster will now play-off for promotion against either Railway Union or Merrion for the Division One slot, while Cork County are automatically promoted as champions.

Can Division One provide as much excitement as it reaches it's finale?

*Clontarf and Phoenix have rescheduled their match for today at Castle Avenue (4pm).