Bonds Glen and Glendernott served up a thriller in the semi-final of this year's Eric Cooke competition with the home side needing a run off the final delivery of the match to seal a spot in the decider.

Chasing 169 to win, the game looked up for the Bee Gees after 4 wickets for Dale Culbert and 2 from Ian Cooke had helped reduce the home side to 101-8 in reply with Ewald Roberts (30) faring best of the top order.

A superb recovery led by Derek Curry (37*) and Richard Rodgers (29) kept the Glen in it before last pair Curry and David Robinson (16*) just managed to get 12 they needed to win from a frenetic last over.

Earlier, David Cooke's unbeaten half century along with 36 from Bob Robinson and 23 from Alan Johnson had helped the visitors to their impressive total.

It wasn't to be enough however and Bonds Glen will now meet Newbuildings in this month's decider at Ballyspallen.

Newbuildings proved too strong for an understrength St Johnston in a relatively low scoring contest at The Boathole.

Clinton Pienaar top scored with 24 as Newbuildings posted 131 - two wickets apiece for Andrew Fleming and James 'Legend' Robinson.

Jack MacBeth hit four boundaries in a well made 25, but the innings lost impetus and stalled with Jason Dunn (3-16) doing the damage.

Trent McKeegan and Graham Robb took two wickets each as the defending champions finished on 108 for 7.


At Bonds Glen, Bonds Glen beat Glendermott by 1 wicket.

Glendermott 168-5 (20 overs; D Cooke 58*, R Robinson 36, A Johnson 23, L Britton 2-24)
Bonds Glem 169-9(20 overs; D Curry 37*, E Roberts 30, R Rodgers 29, D Culbert 4-24, I Cooke 2-26)

At The Boathole, Newbuildings beat St Johnston by 23 runs

Newbuildings 131 all out (20 overs; C Pienaar 24, D Moore 20; A Fleming 2-16, J Robinson 2-29)
St Johnston 108-7 (20 overs; J MacBeth 25; J Dunn 3-16, T McKeegan 2-16, G Robb 2-20)