TWO of the top cricketing schools in the North-West will meet each other in the first round of this year’s Ulster Bank Schools Cup.
Foyle & Londonderry College will have home advantage over Limavady Grammar School - but last year’s runners-up, Coleraine Academical Institution, have had a kinder draw as they received a bye into the second round and will play the winners of the first round tie between Campbell College and Methodist College.
The remaining North-West school, Strabane Academy, will host Down High School in the first round.
The draw for the first round of the Schools’ Cup, matches to be played on or before April 24th resulted - Ballyclare High School v Lurgan College; Dalriada School v Friends School; Royal School Armagh v Campbell College II; RBAI II v Regent House; Grosvenor Grammar School v Ballymena Academy; Banbridge Academy v RBAI; BRA v Bangor Grammar School; Foyle College v Limavady Grammar School; Strabane Academy v Down High School; Friends School II v Grosvenor GS II; Royal School Dungannon v Belfast High School; Sullivan Upper School v Larne Grammar School; Campbell College v Methodist College.
Three schools received a bye into the second round - Coleraine AI while Wallace High School will play Carrickfergus Grammar School.
The draw for the first round of the Ulster Bank U15 Cup resulted - Belfast High School v Sullivan Upper School; Lurgan Junior High School v Foyle College; Holy Cross College, Strabane v Ballymena Academy; Banbridge Academy v Ballyclare High School; Carrickfergus Grammar School v Bangor Grammar School; Campbell College ‘A’ v Dalriada School; Regent House School v Lisneal College; Coleraine AI v Lurgan College; Methodist College v Antrim Grammar School; Strabane Academy v Campbell College ‘B’; Limavady Grammar School v Belfast Royal Academy; Larne Grammar School v Royal School Dungannon; Friends’ School, Lisburn v Parkhall Integrated College; Wallace High School v Grosvenor Grammar School; Royal School Armagh v RBAI.
Bye – Down High School.