Qualifying leagues taking shape
Bready are the clear leaders in Q1 after two convincing wins at the weekend. They grabbed the headlines after dismissing a very youthful and badly understrength Eglinton side for just 5 - Ross McLaughlin making 3 of those.
Dale McGonigle and Gregory McFaul taking four wickets apiece, while Lee Kelly grabbed a brace. Bready took just three balls to pass their target making it one of the quickest games in NW history.
They had restricted Brigade to 45 for 9 the day before, with Marc McCloskey taking 3 for 7, while there were two apiece by Darren Robb and Jamie Magee. Jamie McCombe hit an unbeaten 20 as they passed their modest total to win by 8 wickets.
Johnny Havern's five-wicket haul helped Sion Mills to a 61 run win over Eglinton, with Harpur picking up 3 for 34 as the visitors were dismissed for 54 chasing Sion's 115. McMenamin (3-21), Richard Keys (2-23) and Ross McLaughlin (2-22) the best of the villagers attack.
Junior and James McBrine were to the fore as Donemana kept their unbeaten start intact after they beat Bonds Glen by 8 wickets. James took 3 for 33, with Chris Neely (2-28) as the Bee Gees made 124 for 7 - Davy Robinson (55) and Johnny Haslett 36 best with the bat.
Junior then hit an unbeaten 52 and Jamie Huey 44 as they won by 8 wickets despite the best efforts of Colin Hall (2-16).
The final game in the division saw Fox Lodge beat Creevedonnell by five wickets. Adam Boyd and Levi Kerr picked up three wickets as the Creevies were dismissed for 106 - Lee Williamson making 28 and Myles Neely 20.
J Curry and Kyle Culbert picked up a brace apiece as Fox Lodge passed their target - Clive Allen scoring 28 and Alan Patterson 20.
The Nedd top Q2 after they beat Bready in a hard-fought encounter. Johnny Murray (3-11) and Creighton Wilson (2-11) among the wickets as Bready were dismissed for 70.
Alana Dalzell (3-21) and Geoff McConnell (2-15) made The Nedd fight all the way but they got there thanks mainly to a vital 23 not out from Derek Scott.
Coleraine were 9-wicket winners at Strabane after Stephen Harper took 3 for 22 and scored 29 not out. Davy Doey also took 2 for 16 as Strabane made just 78. Matty Smyth chipped in with 25 not out in the easy win.
Ardmore also collected full points as Dawood Khan (4-8) and Glynn King (2-5) were among the wickets as St Johnston were skittled for 42. Harry Harris hit 20 not out in the 9-wicket win.
Andrew Doey took 6 for 26 as Limvady won a thriller against Glendermott. Garth Watson (55), Tylor Moore (32) and Todd Killen (31) helped the Rectory side post 160 for 8. It wasn't just enough as Ivor Lapsley (53), Ian McCluskey (24) and Gareth Martin (20) helped Limavady to a one-wicket win despite Tylor Moore (4-31), Alan Lynch (3-31) and Todd Killen (2-33)all bowling well.
There was just one match in Q3 as leaders Drummond edged out North Fermanagh in a top two tussle. Paul McIlmoyle top scored with 44 as Drummond hit 118 for 8 - Craig Piergrosse taking 3 for 14. Fermanagh fell six runs short despite 35 not out from Chris Faris and 25 from Graham Fitzpatrick. Jarvis Ritchie's successful campaign continued as he bowled his quota taking 2 for 8.
Maghera still lead Q4 after a 29-run win over Eglinton. Matthew Caufield hit 55 as Maghera posted 154 for 7 - Wylie taking 3 for 29. Eglinton in reply scored 125 with Brian Allen making 47 not out - two wickets apiece for Matthew and Amy Caufield as well as Aaron Stewart.