Brigade and Killyclooney to contest Faughan Valley final

Two sides who have been swapping blows at the top of the senior league table for much of the season- Brigade and Killyclooney- will contest this year’s Faughan Valley cup final after all of Thursday night’s T20 semi-finals were decided by bowl-outs.

Heavy rain across the North West meant that there was no chance of completing any of the games, and, as voted on by clubs at last year’s AGM, the ties were settled by cricket’s version of the penalty shoot-out.

Most would no doubt have preferred to have settled the ties in regular time- that’s definitely the case with Ardmore who had posted a daunting 178-1 with three overs left at home to Killyclooney.

As it was, no more play was possible from there and the visitors won the shoot-out 3-1 to advance to the final, where they will meet Brigade.

Newbuildings were 54-2 in the 10th over when that one was ended, and the visitors hit with their first three deliveries to go through on a 3-0 scoreline.

In the Eric Cooke Cup, Strabane were in all sorts of bother at 35-6 against Eglinton when the heavens opened, although the villagers did still manage to go through in the bowl-out.

They will face Coleraine in the final; just four overs were possible at Ballymagorry before the Bannsiders beat Fox Lodge 3-0.

Donemana and Burndennett took a bit of time to find their shooting boots in the Sperrin Springs Cup- neither side managed to hit in their first five attempts each, with the Holm men winning 1-0 in sudden death.

Glendermott will provide the opposition in the final there after they beat Bready 2-1 at the Rectory.


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