Downpatrick handed North West trip in Ulster Shield semi-finals

Carrick's Michael Gilmour
Carrick's Michael Gilmour

NCU clubs will have three of the last four clubs in the Ulster Shield semi-finals.

Glendermott, helped by Roy Silva’s record-breaking 295 not out, are the sole North West representatives alongside Downpatrick, Holywood and Carrickfergus from the NCU.

In Sunday night’s draw Downpatrick were handed the unenviable task of beating Glendermott in their own backyard while Holywood entertain Carrickfergus at Seapark in the other tie.

Holywood made the last four after a 29-run win over Burndennett. Ricky Adair top scored with 77 in a total of 219 for four in 40 overs. Ross McKay struck a valiant 77 in reply but they could only manage 190 for nine.

Downpatrick ran out convincing winners over Bonds Glen at Strangford Road. The North West side could only manage 140 batting first and Downpatrick knocked off the runs for the loss of just four wickets. Dean Lester top scored with 39 for Paul Tate’s team.

It was one-sided at Killyclooney where Carrickfergus cruised to a 120-run victory. Michael Gilmour top scored with 70 and Ryan Eagleson made 52 as Carrick piled up 236 for six. Jasmie Holmes took four wickets as Killyclooney were out for 116.