With seven teams taking on Northern opponents tomorrow, Leinster is in a good position to keep the Bob Kerr Irish Senior Cup in the province for another year.
And five of those ties take place at home tomorrow, so there will be plenty of cricket to go around.
Leinster champions North County - one of the only teams who have to travel - take on Waringstown away in what could be the match of the day. John Mooney will have to use all of his experience to help his team to the next round, while all-rounder Ritchie Lawrence will also be key for County.
The north-siders will encounter the revelatory Obus Pienaar, already a double-centurion this season, and his wicket will be greatly prized by the away side.
Though Pembroke look like a team increasing in confidence, they will be missing captain Stephen Moreton for their tie at home with Bready (Moreton will be away with the Ireland women's team). His absence will surely affect the Sandymount club, although they still have a strong all-round team. Professional Jono Hickey is one to look out for with the bat, and keeper-batsman Rohit Bahl is a key player for the 'Broke with Allan Eastwood dangerous at the top of the bowling attack.
Bready have still not recovered from losing the likes of Brigade-bound pair Chris Dougherty and Trevor Britton two seasons ago, and will have to really impress to get past Pembroke.
The Merrion - Donemana tie is set to be another closely fought match, the northern side having bested the current holders two years ago at the semi-final stage. The away side's hostile crowd could serve as a 12th man if they travel.
Junior McBrine is the danger man with the bat while twin brother James and son Andy are all-rounders to look out for. Merrion know how to win cup matches though, and Dom Joyce's seven for 66 against Pembroke two weeks and century last week will see him coming into the match in confident form.
Matt Petrie is a constant threat with the ball for the Sandymount side and top-order batsmen Ben Ackland and John Anderson will hope to perform with the bat.
2010 finalists Railway Union take on Eglinton at home and will hope to be led comfortably into the next round by the likes of Trent Johnston and Tom Fisher. Johnston did not bowl against The Hills last week, but made up for a lack of wickets by scoring a century, but the Park Avenue side will have to look out for Eglinton's dangerous all-rounder Ryan Butterworth.
Another tight encounter sees Clontarf play Brigade at home. The home advantage has Clontarf marginal favourites, but Brigade spinners Trevor Britton and Iftikhar Hussein along with steady seamer Mark Simpson will hope to tie the likes of Alex Cusack, Rod Hokin and Andrew Poynter down.
Opening bowler Joe Morrissey will be one to watch for for 'Tarf as his mean bowling could see Brigade go searching for runs, but find wickets instead.
Leinster are strong favourites in their away encounter with Bonds Glen. Anton Scholtz, JP O'Dwyer and Mark Jones will look to dominate with the bat for the southern side, while opening bowlers Will Lennon and professional Corey Edwards will be a tough test for the newly promoted northern side.
In the final fixture, Phoenix take on Glendermott and veterans Dave Langford Smith and Jeremy Bray will use their wealth of experience to steer the home side into the next round. They will have to look out for another former Ireland player though, as classy left-hander Stephen Smith will look to make his mark on this match.