There were also two games in the Championship this weekend, both ironically featuring Ballyspsallen.

On Saturday Mark Averillís team travelled to the Rectory for a clash of the divisionís two unbeaten teams and it was the visitors who left with the spoils in a 5-wicket win.

Half centuries for Alan Johnson and David Cooke and an unbeaten 40 from Gordon Cooke helped the home side to a competitive 224-8 as they batted first.

Stephen Kennedy claimed 3 wickets and skipper Averill a couple to keep Glendermott within range before overseas player Darnell McCallum took charge of the reply.

The West Indian cracked 13 fours and 6 sixes on his way to 103 and with Averill unbeaten on 47 at the other end, Ballyspallen seized the initiative in the promotion race on Saturday evening.

Unfortunately for them however their own unbeaten run only lasted until the following day as Newbuildings won a rain-affected contest at Bridge Park.

Averill was again in the thick of things in this one as he posted a century (16 fours) in his sideís 234-9 with Graham Kennedy adding 57 before being the first of four run-outs in their innings.

To be fair to the visitors most of their batsmen were among the runs- Thompson continuing his good form as he top-scored with 60 while Chris Wallace (34), Chris Cooper (29*) and Pienaar (28*) all contributed too.

When the rain intervened for the final time, Newbuildings were set just 5 more runs to win in 5 overs from 162-3, and they didnít take long to wrap it up.

There is no league action this Saturday either as one of the highlights of the North West season, the 1st round of the senior cup takes centre stage.