Many congratulations to the school 1st XI on reaching the semi-final of the Ulster Schools’ Cup after an excellent win away to Strabane Academy. Batting first the Inst top 3 all made significant contributions, including 43 from Ben McGavock and 31 from James McCabe. Lewis McNamara also scored 40, despite coming in with only 6 overs left in the innings! His performance included a remarkable 28 off 1 over, which included four sixies and one four!
James Magee produced an outstanding opening spell of bowling, gaining key wickets and ending up with outstanding figures off 4 for 23 in a 6 over spell.
R.B.A.I 187 All Out (B. McGavock 43, L. McNamara 40, J. McCabe 31)
Strabane Academy 126 All Out (J. Magee 4 for 23)
RBAI Won by 61 runs
The team now face Down High School at home in the semi-final. The date for this match is still to be confirmed.