Another weekend centurion was Killyclooney skipper Darren Moan who recorded the highest score of the day, an unbeaten 187 to lead his team to a seven-wicket win over Newbuildings.

Moan made light work of what looked a daunting chase to start the campaign with a win. He admitted confidence was high going into the game.

"I was asked by a young team-mate at practise how many I wa sgoing to get, and I told him a hundred," he laughed.

"I felt good from the first ball I faced,and got off to a flier driving a beautiful six over mid-off.

"Funnily enough I was using a brand new bat that I hadnít full faith in, as it was still not broken in right and a bit hard."

If it wasn't broken in beforehand, then it certainly was afterwards as Moan thumped 19 fours and 14 sixes in a belligerent blitz which left the Newbuildings attack shell-shocked.

Moan was always confident to chasing down what appeared a daunting target. "I knew if I just stayed at the crease the runs would come.

"While it was a big Newbuildings total we knewit was a hard batting wicket and if we batted to our ability then we knew we could run it down.

"My brother Giles and I seem to bat very well together, and we have a good understanding. We put on 149 for the first wicket, and despite losing a few quick wickets, we dug deep.

"Our overseas player Andre Henry came to the wicket and struck a very quick 50 which really took the pressure off us. When he was dismissed myself and Andy Lynch refocused and we crossed the line with 14 overs to spare."

Killyclooney made a smiliar fast start last season before tailing away and Moan is keen that they learn the lessons from that.

"This year I have been chatting to the lads and we know we have to win the early games or you're playing catch up all the time. This time we will try and kick on but most of all as a club we try to enjoy our cricket, whether we win lose or draw.

"I believe that is a big part of being successful when the whole team and club works together, and the results will take care of themselves."