Bready collected the point that they needed to secure the Premier title on Sunday as the Magheramason outfit dug deep yet again despite a narrow defeat to Brigade.

The Beechgrove team certainly kept things interesting and having shuffled their batting order substantially, still managed to post an impressive 210-8 in their reduced 35 overs.

Ryan Macbeth made 40 as he moved from 10 to 1 in the order while Kyle Magee continued his good run of form making 46. Skipper Andy Britton chipped in with 31 and Chris Dixon 20 as the Waterside men asked the question of the champions-elect.

Conor Olphert bowled well to claim 4-41 while Davy Rankin added 2-32 for the visitors.

Not for the first time, Bready struggled early on in their reply and at 49-4 there was no guarantee that they would get what they needed.

A rain shower meant a revised total of 172 in 25 overs, and an 89-run stand between the skipper and Craig Young did the trick however- the latter making a vital half century as Bready claimed four bonus points.

The title was their's when they passed 134, and they did it in style as skipper Scanlon hit a six to get the first bonus point.

He fell straight after for 38, and the reply finished on 164-8; a 7-run win for the home side but a title for the visitors.

Any a deserved one at that.