Six out of six for dominant Brigade

Brigade completed a clean sweep of their T20 group on Sunday afternoon with a comfortable 31-run win over Strabane at sun-splashed Beechgrove. Andy Britton’s side have now completed their six-match programme against the Red Caps and Killyclooney with three fairly emphatic wins against each.

The home side batted first here with Ross Allen top scoring with 37 not in their 126-5. Kyle Magee made 25 and Iftikhar Hussain 24 while there were two wickets apiece for Tanzir Hassan and Rhys Logue.

Strabane’s reply never really got going with Allen once again the thorn in their side as he claimed 3 wickets for 2 runs in his three overs. Ryan Macbeth chipped in with 2-6 and Hussain 2-14 as the visitors slumped to 55-9 before a last wicket partnership of 40 between Mark McNulty (29*) and Chris Havern (10*) added some respectability.

The overs ran out with the score on 95-9 so it is Brigade who qualify for the Faughan Valley Cup semi-finals with second place in the group to be decided between Strabane and Killyclooney next weekend.


At Beechgrove, Brigade beat Strabane by 31 runs

Brigade 126-5 (20 overs; R Allen 37*, K Magee 25, I Hussain 24, R Logue 2-28, T Hassan 2-34)

Strabane 95-9 (20 overs; M McNulty 29*, K Gallagher 19, R Allen 3-2, R Macbeth 2-6, I Hussain 2-14)

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