Black Sunday for NW sides
The three remaining North West sides in the Irish Senior Cup took their leave of the competition on Sunday evening after comprehensive defeats for all of them.
Coleraine's bitterly disappointing weekend saw them lose to Waringstown by 8 wickets just 24-hours after their senior cup reverse at the hands of Donemana.
A half century opening stand between Marcus Poskitt (25) and Scott Campbell (21) gave no indication of what was to come as Kyle McCallan (2-22) and Morgan Topping (2-23) really stunted the visitors' progress thereafter.
A composed, unbeaten 71 from skipper David Cooke shored things up in the second half of the innings but Waringstown will have been more than happy to go to the break with Coleraine closing on 167-7.
There were no such worries for the home side as James Hall dominated the reply with a stylish 91 not out. Hall hit 12 fours and 4 sixes and received good support from James McCollum (51) as Waringstown coasted to a comprehensive win.
Donemana went down by 6 wickets at The Hills with William McClintock making 38 (3 fours and 3 sixes) and Ricky-Lee Dougherty 27 in a below par total of 143 all out at the picturesque Fingal venue.Ryan Cartwright (2-20), Yaqoob Ali (2-28) and Naseer Shoukat (2-32) were all on target for the home side who struggled a touch at the start of their reply.
McClintock, in a rich vein of form following his century against Coleraine in the cup picked up 3-41 while Junior McBrine, in for the injured Dwayne McGerrigle, bowled his 10 overs for just 15 runs including 5 maidens.
The home nerves were to be settled however by Mike Baumgart who made 58 and Cartwright (29*) as they eventually eased home and into the next round.
Bready put up a solid batting show at Pembroke as David Rankin (43), Jamie Magee (41), Craig Young (37*) and Iroosh Samarasooriya (30) were all among the runs in their 219-7 from 50 overs. There were two wickets apiece for Jack Balbirnie and Paul Lawson, however the home side were never in a moment's trouble in reply.
Nick Cutler hit 13 fours in an unbeaten 110 while Andrew Balbirnie added 90 not out (11 fours) as Pembroke had 9 wickets and 10 overs to spare.
In the National Cup, Newbuildings were undone by half centuries from Tayyab Rashid and Emmet Craik as Knockharley made 225 for 6 in their 40 overs. Tasir Rasheed chipped in with 37 and it was to prove too much for Marty Mehaffey's men who were all out for 199.