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NWCU Sam Jeffrey Cup 2022
Brigade beat Coleraine by 98 runs
Foyleview Arena, 27 August.
 Brigade 270/6 and 262 (49.1 overs; D Barr 70, J Millar 62, A McDaid 35, I Hussain 27; R Knox 3-48, R Karunaratne 2-33, S Hutchinson 2-54)
 Coleraine 256/9 and 178 (41.4 overs; M Hutchinson 55, M Poskitt 53, R Knox 20*; R Macbeth 4-25, I Hussain 3-33, J Millar 2-40)
Winners Brigade
Brigade salvaged a trophy from a disappointing season as they beat Coleraine by 98 runs in an entertaining contest at Newbuildings. David Barr’s 70 and Jamie Millar’s 62 were the highlights of their second innings total of 262, with runs too for Adam McDaid (35) and Ifty Hussain (27) - setting Coleraine a tough target of 277. There were three wickets for Rory Knox, including two in two balls, the second of which was first innings centurion Andy Britton first ball. The Bannsiders lost Scott Campbell in the first over, but half centuries from Matthew Hutchinson (55) and Marcus Poskitt (53) had the game in the balance at 129 for 2. However, the dismissal of Karunaratne by Man-of-the-Match Millar (2-40), saw them lose their last eight wickets for 48. Ryan MacBeth (4-25) and Ifty Hussain (3-33) also amongst the wickets in a morale boosting win for the Beechgrove side.
Andy Britton after his side beat Coleraine to win the trophy
Strabane lost to Brigade by 165 runs.
Strabane Park, 10 July.
 Brigade 301-6 (50 overs; I Hussain 114, K Magee 44, A Britton 39*, A McDaid 38; R Gallagher 4-51)
 Strabane 136-9 (34.3 overs; R Gallagher 32; J Millar 4-35)
Brigade proved much too strong for Strabane as Iftikhar Hussain hit a century in a 165-run win in the Sammy Jeffrey semi-final. ‘Ifty’ top-scored with 114 from 115 balls (8 fours, 2 sixes) to guide Brigade to 301 for 9. There were runs for all the middle order – Kyle Magee (44), Andy Britton (39*), Adam McDaid (38), and Graeme McCarter (24). Ryan Gallagher (4-51) was the most successful of Strabane’s attack. A difficult chase became nigh on impossible with Aaron Gillespie feeling unwell and not batting. Gallagher top-scored with 32, while Ernest Musuku and Rhys Logue each made 22 in their total of 136 – Jamie Millar taking 4 for 35.
Glendermott lost to Coleraine by 60 runs.
The Rectory, 10 July.
 Coleraine 176-7 (50 overs; S Campbell 84, G Burns 29*; N Maguire 2-15)
 Glendermott 116 (24.3 overs; T Moore 39; G Burns 4-49, R Karunaratne 2-25, S Campbell 2-30)
Coleraine knocked out holders Glendermott with a 60 run win at The Rectory. Opener Scott Campbell anchored the Bannsiders total of 176 for 7, hitting 7 fours and a six in his 84, before falling in the final over. He added 50 with Gareth Burns (29) as they battled to 176 for 7. Burns then took four wickets, with two apiece for Stephen Hutchinson, Scott Campbell and Ravi Karunaratne as Glendermott were dismissed for 116.
Round 1
Bonds Glen lost to Brigade by 7 wickets.
Bonds Glen, 18 June.
Bonds Glen 214/8 (50 overs; D Cooke 109; A Britton 2/17, I Hussain 2/32)
Brigade 215/3 (28.4 overs; A McDaid 103*, G McCarter 27*, I Hussain 24)
Thumb up from Adam McDaid after his unbeaten century for Brigade
It was a tale of two centuries at Bonds Glen, with Brigade beating the home side despite the best efforts of former Irish international David Cooke. The former Beechgrove player rescued the Bee Gees from a precarious 117 for 7 to propel them to 214 for 8. Cooke hit 18 fours and 2 sixes in his 109 not out from just 99 balls in a superb exhibition of strokeplay. Adam McDaid though upstaged Cooke, as he too made an unbeaten century to lead Brigade to a seven wickets win. McDaid hit 13 fours and 5 sixes in his 103 not out, sharing stands of 56 with Ifty Hussain (24), 70 with Kyle Magee (19) and an unbroken 79 with Graeme McCarter (27*) to lead the favourites into the last four.
Killyclooney lost to Coleraine by 4 wickets.
Killyclooney, 18 June.
Killyclooney 168 (31.2 overs; R McMorris 33*, D Moan 23; R Millar 3/27, G Burns 3/53, J Bell 2/25)
Coleraine 169/6 (36.1 overs; V Chopra 39*, P Wallace 35, M Hutchinson 31; T Dougherty 2/33, G Moan 2/41)
Coleraine are also through after they beat a battling Killyclooney by four wickets. The home side collapsed to 98 for 8, with three wickets apiece for Gareth Burns and Robert Millar, plus two for James Bell. Richard McMorris hit three sixes in his 33 and a final total of 168 gave Killyclooney something to defend. Peter Wallace (35) and Matthew Hutchinson (31) shared a second wicket stand of 65 for Coleraine to take them to 86 for 1, before two wickets apiece for Giles Moan and skipper Timmy Dougherty offered hope. However, Varun Chopra guided the Bannsiders home with an unbeaten 39 (5 fours, 1 six) to seal the four wicket win. They will join Strabane in the semi-finals - who had a bye - as well as holders Glendermott and Brigade.
Glendermott beat Ardmore by 1 wicket.
The Rectory, 18 June.
Ardmore 212 (49.5 overs; M Chambers 48, T Koen 31, T Harris 31, R Gaur 29; J Lynch 4-41, T McDermott 2-31)
Glendermott 213/9 (44.1 overs; A Johnson 75, J Lynch 32, T Lynch 31*, J Moontgomery 23; T Koen 3-20, D Singh 2/48)
The victorious Glendermott team
Glendermott won the Sammy Jeffrey last year in a dramatic last-ball finish at Strabane, and the way they fought back to beat Ardmore shows they aren't going to relinquish their grip on the silverware lightly. Mark Chambers top scored with 48 for the Bleachgreen side, including the only two sixes of the innings as they made 212. Tyron Koen and Tim Harris each made 31, while Rachit Gaur chipped in with 29. Dave Bezzant, who had scored a century on Friday night showed the highs and lows of the game as he lasted just two balls - one of four wickets for Jason Lynch. Glendermott's reply was soon in trouble as they slipped to 16 for 3, with Scott Laird also retired hurt. Their battling qualities however surfaced as skipper Alan Johnson shared stands of 61 with Lynch(32) and 75 with teenager Jake Montgomery (23). Johnson was in an attacking mood as he smashed 7 fours and 5 sixes in his 75 from just 70 balls. Still, Ardmore looked favourites as 39 were still needed with two wickets left. However, Tyler Lynch hit an unbeaten 31, getting the last 15 with number 11 Adam Boyd to clinch a famous comeback win.

Bye: Strabane

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