Brigade pulled off the great escape to book their place in the NW senior cup semi-finals after a superb game-changing partnership between skipper Andy Britton and teenager Kyle Magee.

The Beechgrove side looked to be all over the place after Gary Neely and Stevie Dunn had combined to reduce them to 40-7 at Ardmore before the two batsmen added an invaluable stand worth 138- Britton making 83 and Magee 64.

In the end the visitors posted 210 and while the script was written for Niall O’Brien to play a telling part at the start of his Ardmore “career”, the hosts just couldn’t land a telling blow and were all out for 139.

Donemana survived a scare too- Dwayne McGerrigle’s late order 44 and 38 from Andrew Riddles the best of their respectable 164-9 in their reduced 40 overs.

Coleraine’s batting failed to fire in what were often testing conditions and Varun Chopra’s 26 was the best of their 135 all out as the holders booked another semi-final berth.

Eglinton went through to complete the last four along with already-qualified Newbuildings- a century from Mike Erlank easing them through to an easy 9-wicket win over Fox Lodge.

Congratulations also to Strabane who won a thrilling Irish senior cup tie at home to Muckamore.

Half centuries for in-form Chathura Peiris and Khushpal Singh helped the Red Caps post a competitive 233 all out and despite an unbeaten 91 from Fahad Iqbal- Strabane managed to hold on by the skin of their teeth to record an excellent 1-run win.