In today’s Long’s SuperValu Premiership games, Brigade threw down the cup final gauntlet to Glendermott with a 10-wicket thumping at Beechgrove.
Three wickets each for Ryan Macbeth and Jonny Robinson saw the Rectory side bowled out for 88 while Gareth McKeegan made a half century as he and David Barr easily chased down the 89 required to win.
Andy and Junior McBrine shared 8 wickets as Donemana short Coleraine out for 51 with Ricky-Lee making 41 in an easy 9-wicket win for the Holm men.
Davy Rankin put his captain’s mind at rest at Strabane as he hit 123 in Bready’s impressive 272. Sca even got 50 himself and 3 wickets as well as the visitors won by 109 runs- Tom Harpur’s 45 batting at Number 10 the best of the Red Caps’ reply.
Stuart Thompson hit a half century and took 3 wickets and Mike Erlank made 41 and also took 3 wickets as Eglinton beat ‘Spallen by 125 runs.
In the Championship- Bonds Glen v Ardmore was off while Burndennett won a low-scoring game at St Johnston to stay top- Salman Ahmed with another 4 wickets for the league leaders.
Levi Kerr took 5 wickets and Coenie Nel made 61as Foxies just held on by the skin of their teeth to beat Killyclooney- Jamie McIntyre’s 24 not out crucial to the win after Giles Moan had made 62 for ‘Clooney.
Finally, don’t forget Ireland v Zimbabwe in the Bready sunshine tomorrow at 4pm.