‘Clooney win again as White Horse T20 Cup continues

In-form Killyclooney made it two wins from two games in their T20 group on Thursday night after yet another Blayde Capell half century saw the home side beat Bonds Glen by 4 wickets in an entertaining contest.

Heinrich Roberts hit 10 fours and 3 sixes in his 67 and Matty Barr added an entertaining 46 (7 fours, 2 sixes) as the Bee Gees racked up 179-8 batting first.

Timmy Dougherty (3-34), Matthew Campbell (2-15) and Kenzie Hall (2-39) were best with the ball for ‘Clooney.

Capell got the reply off to another flying start- 5 fours and 7 sixes in his 23-ball 65 which took him over 800 runs for the season to date.

The South African shared a 95-run opening stand with William Finlay (28), with Andrew Neill (26*), Alan Colhoun (22) and Mark Gordon (19) closing out the win.

Raymond Curry bowled very well for his 3-27 with Heinrich Roberts chipping in with 2-21.

Another really in-form team is Fox Lodge and they accounted for Donemana by 41 runs at Ballymagorry.

Jonny Robinson top scored with 34 while Brian Allen made 28*, Jason Milligan 25 and Craig Doherty 23 in what seemed a modest enough 136-6.

Dean Mehaffey (2-31) was the pick of the visitors’ bowling but their batting was really found wanting in reply.

Jamie Huey’s 26 batting at 9 was the best of it as they were all out for 95- Levi Kerr 3-10 and Aaron Heywood 3-19 doing the bulk of the damage.

Bready and Ardmore served a real thriller at Magheramason with the home side winning off the final ball of the game.

Aviwe Mgijima made 47 (3 fours, 2 sixes) and Dharm Singh 20 for Ardmore as they posted 142-7 from their 20 overs.

Irosh Samarasooriya claimed 3-29 and Kyle Magee 2-14 to keep their side well in the hunt and David Rankin’s 64 (4 fours, 3 sixes) got the reply off to a flier.

Back came Ardmore- Singh with 3-24 and Rachit Gaur 2-16 to take the match right down to the wire.

Conor Brolly bowled the last over trying to defend 11 runs and the game swung Bready’s way as Jordan McCorkell sent the first two deliveries to the boundary. To his credit the bowler fought back brilliantly- conceding just one run from the next three- however Ross Campbell got the two runs needed to win it by 2 wickets at the death.

Strabane got back on track also, as they were too strong for Ballyspallen at the Park.

Stuart Kennedy made 33 and James Thompson 19 as the Roe Valley team struggled to 81-8; Ryan Gallagher (3-9), and Usman Azhar 2-10 causing them all sorts of problems with the ball.

Kevin Gallagher hit an unbeaten 38 with Ryan (19) and Nasir Nawaz (18) sealing the points very comfortably for the Red Caps.

Glendermott beat Eglinton in another last-over thriller to give the Rectory side a bit of confidence heading into Saturday’s senior cup quarter-finals.

The villagers made 153-9 with Mike Erlank hitting 45 (4 fours, 2 sixes) and Andy Millar 23, while Jake Montgomery and Todd Killen picked up three wickets apiece for Glendermott.

Alan Johnson top scored with 46 in the reply as the Waterside outfit picked up a much-needed morale-boosting win.

In the night’s other scheduled game, St Johnston conceded to Coleraine.

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