And back-to-back 3-3 scorelines in the final two heats saw them home
The India response was not without its hiccups but 76 from 70 balls from Yuvraj and an unbeaten 50 by skipper Dhoni saw them home
with five balls to spare.
Led by former Portsmouth boss Alain Perrin, Lyon dominated from the outset and goals from ex-Liverpool and Aston Villa striker Milan Baros and Karim Ben-zema saw them home
Goals from Thompson, Nathan Smith and Daniel Branley saw them home
to a tie with Bedlington Juniors at Northburn Sports Centre on April 24.
Hamilton-Brown (55) and Wright (50) combined in a partnership of 112 as England posted a competitive score of 214, but Ireland were always in the match and 69 from Gary Wilson almost saw them home
It was Sale's first win on Bath soil since April 1998 as second-half tries from centre Elvis Seveali'i and flanker Magnus Lund saw them home
AJAX continue to struggle to live up to their glorious past and Danny Blind's side went close to exiting in the qualifying round against Brondby, before a late rally saw them home
GV Decorators continue to dominate B Division after demolishing Norton Unicorn for 72-8 before Russell (52no) saw them home
Torquay were not finished, though, and goals by Kevin Hill, in the 56th minute, and Jo Kuffour after 89 minutes, saw them home
Berwick suffered some anxious moments as the Red Lichties turned up the heat but two late strikes saw them home
Phil Rowlands put the brakes on Ystrad after a quick start, but David Fortune (24) and Lyndon Walters (24 not out) saw them home
by six wickets.
The Irish defence sucked in the sustained pressure and O'Gara's 17 points from five penalties and a conversion saw them home
Zone wins in the final match, at Carsthorn, saw them home
five points in front of runners-up Corinthians.
Runako Morton (79) and Marlon Samuels (62) then put on 105 for the third wicket to put the tourists in a strong position before a run-a-ball 41 not out from stand-in captain Dwayne Bravo saw them home
with three overs to spare.
They finished with just two fish - a6lb13oz spurdog for Duncan Campbell and a 4lb 7oz thornback for Kenny Greason.But with rivals Clyde Specimen Hunters weighing in only Ross Kirkwood's 2lb 7oz thornback, that saw them home
with 9lbs to spare.