Academy into last eight of Ulster Bank Schools’ Cup

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Ballymena Academy are in the last eight of the Ulster Bank Schools Cricket Cup and will play Campbell College at home in a bid to reach the semi finals.

The Galgorm school secured their quarter final place with a comfortable 48 run victory over Coleraine Grammar School with all rounder John Glass leading the way. He topped scored with 54 in the Academy’s total of 115 for 5 and his 3-10 helped reduce Coleraine to 67 all out.

Academy had an ever bigger win the first round, beating Royal School Dungannon by 98 runs. Glass again scored a half century in a total of 163 for 5. Joel Gocher returned remarkable figures of 5 for 1 as Dungannon tumbled to 65 all out.