Strabane and Killyclooney reach semi-finals
In the Eric Cooke Cup, Strabane and Killyclooney continue to dominate the second tier and both progressed comfortably into the last four over the weekend.
The Red Caps made it three wins from three after coming off best in a bowl-out at Newbuildings on Saturday and they followed that up with convincing performances against Ballyspallen and St Johnston.
In the first of those, 63 from Aaron Gillespie, 38 from Ryan Gallagher and 34 from Peter Gillespie helped Strabane to the highest total of the weekend as they made 193-5 against 'Spallen.
Mark McCann (31) and Mark Averill (27) fared best in the reply but 3 wickets for Aaron Gillespie kept the hosts well in front as the Roe Valley men lost by 57 on DLS.
Strabane's bowlers also managed to keep the Saints reasonably quiet in the second match as Rhys Logue picked up a couple of wickets in that one. Rameez (24) was best with the bat in a total pf 116-6 but it was never enough as Aaron Gillespie was proving in great touch.
Another 67 from him and 32 from Khushpal Singh saw the job through despite a couple of wickets for Saints' Josh Cole.
The winners of St Johnston v Ballyspallen on Tuesday will decide which of them joins Strabane in the next phase.
Killyclooney completed their programme on Saturday as they also won all three, however Burndennett only need to avoid a drubbing at home to Bonds Glen tomorrow night to join them in the last four.
'Dennett claimed something of a surprise win after Mark Pollock (65*) was again in the runs for them at the Rectory as the visitors chased down Glendermott's 127 with 3 balls to spare.
Pollock hit 3 fours and 4 sixes in his knock after Aaron McDermott and Ross McCay had each claimed three wickets to keep the home side within reach.
Earlier in the day 63 from Simon Killen and 41 not out from Sheldon Pillay helped the Bonds Street side to an 11-run win over Bonds Glen.
At Strabane Park, Strabane beat Ballyspallen by 57 runs (DLS)
Strabane 193-5 (20 overs; A Gillespie 63, R Gallagher 38, P Gillespie 34, K Singh 23)
(Ballyspallen set 164 to win in 17 overs)
Ballyspallen 107-7 (17 overs; M McCann 31, M Averill 27, A Gillespie 3-30)
At Strabane Park, Strabane beat St Johnston by 7 wickets
St Johnston 116-6 (20 overs; Rameez 24, R Logue 2-26)
Strabane 117-3 (15.2 overs; A Gillespie 67, K Singh 32, J Cole 2-22)
At the Rectory, Glendermott beat Bonds Glen by 11 runs
Glendermott 148-3 (20 overs; S Killen 63, S Pillay 41*)
Bonds Glen 137-7 (20 overs; K Magee 35, J Mulder 32, M McBeth 23, G Donnell 2-24)
At the Rectory, Glendermott lost to Burndennett by 7 wickets
Glendermott 127-8 (20 overs; S Pillay 36, A Johnson 22, A McDermott 3-16, R McCay 3-22, J McCormack 2-19)
Burndennett 133-3 (19.3 overs; M Pollock 65*, M Doherty 25)