George Brolly’s fine all-round performance guided Ardmore to a tense one-wicket win against Sion Mills at The Bleachgreen.
The veteran seamer took 2 for 11 and Dee McKeever 2 for 20, as Sion were dismissed for 94, with Ryan McKelvey top scoring with 38.
Jordan Stewart (4-28) and Lee McGonagle (3-24) had Ardmore in deep trouble, but the wily Brolly showed all his nous in getting his team over the line with an unbeaten 24.
Donemana had a walk-over against Bonds Glen, while Eglinton had an excellent 73 run win at home to Brigade.
Scott Adair hit 48 and Tommy Orr 27 in their total of 149, with Matthew Gillespie (4-33) and Harry Waterstone (2-25) the main wicket takers.
Adair (2-16), Jack Martin (2-6) and wicket taking machine Corin Kyte (3-19) were all among the wickets as Brigade slumped to 76 all out.
Fox Lodge had a hard-fought four wicket win over Bready in the Tyrone derby, with teenager Aidan Logue’s 36 and Ivan McNeill’s 24 instrumental in the win.
Mark Olphert had made 30 as Bready totalled 100 – Lee Finlay (3-25) and Jamie McIntyre 2-13 the main wicket takers.
In Q2, Paul McNamee rolled back the years with a brilliant unbeaten 96 as Strabane chased 166 to beat Bready by 9 wickets.
He shared a century stand with Glenn McCallan (20), while John Gillespie made 28 not out.
McNamee and Taylor Boyd were also among the wickets, with James McKillop (50), Nanni Mehta (34) and Clyde McCorkell the top scorers for the Magheramason men.
Bready were involved in a dramatic tie with Glendermott as both sides made 135 apiece. Alan Lynch (33) and Tyler Moore (29) were best for the Rectory side – Matthew Campbell taking a superb 6 wickets for Bready.
Gavin McCombe’s 39 nearly got Bready home but Garth Warson’s two wickets ensured the points were shared.
Limavady’s Jon McMichael had the best figures of the day, his 7 for 12 helping Limavady demolish Glendermott,
Garth Watson (19) and Simon Cresswell (18) had given the Rectory side a decent start, but they collapsed to 65 all out, with Gareth Martin (2-2) also among the wickets.
Martin then made 34 not out and Michael Lynch 27 as they won by 9 wickets in just 9.1 overs.
Strangest game of the day was between Coleraine and The Nedd. The Bannsiders racked up 209 for 3, and in reply the Nedd fell six runs short, despite a typically boundary laden 95 from Vinny O’Hara, and 39 from Dillion Moore.
However, Coleraine lost the points as their first team hadn’t fielded at Strabane, and the NW rules forbid lower teams playing when higher grade teams can’t fulfil fixtures.
In Q3, Killyclooney had an excellent 78 run win over Ballyspallen as they recovered from 46 for 6 to post 170. Evan Barr (45) and Matthew Robinson (32) shared a 7th wicket partnership of 74, while Kenzie Hall made a fine undefeated 19.
Robinson (3-19), Jason Wallace (3-14), Jay Parkhill (2-17), and Jordan Nelson (2-18) bowled superbly as Ballyspallen were dismissed for 92.
Donemana beat St Johnston by 73 runs (no details available).
In Q4 Ardmore won both games at the weekend, as Dessie McCourt. Euan Stanley and Dean Chambers bowled them to a 126 win over Fox Lodge – Phil Patterson making a half century for Ardmore.
McCourt and Tom Martin were best with the ball on Sunday as they beat Bready by 6 wickets – Steven Barrow (24) and Mark Gillen (22) top scoring as they chased a modest 80.
Bready had also been beaten on Saturday, despite Adam Kelly making 54, and Lindsey Allen 23 as they scored 138 for 9.
Fox Lodge chased it though as Keith Gordon (44*), and Aaron McNamee (43) were both in the runs.