There was little change in the Championship table on Saturday with just Killyclooney's win at Burndennett having any impact on the top four places.

Andre Henry, fresh from his double-century last weekend lost little momentum this time as he hit 11 fours and 14 sixes in his 73-ball 145 which helped the visitors chase down 263 with ease.

Darren Moan added an unbeaten 64 as 'Clooney had 6 wickets and a full 15 overs to spare at the winning line.

Earlier, runs from Mark Doherty (57), Mark Roulston (47) and Mattie Barr (37) steered the home side to what had looked a very competitive total as Mark Gordon claimed 3 wickets and Richard McMorris and William Finlay a couple each for 'Clooney.

There was however a double century for Ewald Roberts as the Bonds Glen overseas player hit 234 not out in their win over 9-man Newbuildings.

The South African smacked 39 fours and 3 sixes in his knock as the Bee Gees racked up 421-4 while it was a day to forget for the visitors.

Ross Hunter made 40 in their reply with Cain Wallace (33) and Clinton Pienaar (28) the only other contributors of note.

Roberts, Kyle Moore and Joshua Nixon weighed in with a couple of wickets each as the Glen sealed an emphatic and valuable win.

St Johnston claimed a morale-boosting win at Drummond- the Donegal side with 6 wickets to spare against the struggling Roe Valley outfit.

Batting first the home team made 171 with a half century from Steve Moore providing the platform for their fighting total.

Nathan Cole claimed 4 wickets for the Saints with Michael Rankin and David Macbeth chipping in with a pair apiece.

The visitors' top order were all among the runs in a successful reply- David Lapsley with 44, David Macbeth 37, Ramees Machingal 35 and Rankin 28 not out in a cosy win.

On Sunday, Ballyspallen's superb run in the National Cup came to an end as they lost to Rush by 70 runs in the semi-final.

Chasing the visitors' 212, the North West side came up short with Mark Averill's unbeaten 35 the best of their 142 all out.

With two games to go in the promotion race it is shaping up to be a fascinating run-in for the leading pack.

Glendermott are in the box seat with a 20-point lead over Ballyspallen albeit the two sides have very contrasting finishes in store.

Coincidentally the pair meet in this Friday and Saturday's Sam Jeffrey decider at Eglinton so their respective final two league games will be played the following weekend.

Glendermott start with what could well be a pivotal clash against Killyclooney at Bonds Street on Saturday week and complete their schedule away at fourth-placed Burndennett the following day.

The Roe Valley outfit has home games against Drummond and Bonds Glen left on their itinerary and while there is nothing easy in these leagues, especially at this stage of the season, that's hardly the worst of closers.

'Clooney are only 6 points behind 'Spallen despite having won a game less, courtesy of their very healthy 'bonus points' column. Darren Moan's side hosts St Johnston on Saturday bef
ore that big season-finale at Glendermott.

It is sure to keep things interesting right to the end although it should be noted that there is no relegation play-off for the bottom teams to worry about this year.

Finally for now just confirmation of that Sam Jeffrey final at Eglinton this weekend as the division's top two- Glendermott and Ballyspallen lock horns.

Action gets under way at 12 noon and will continue to "light" on Friday. There was some ambiguity following a recent Qualifying final as to playing an innings each on the first day of a final, however that is merely a guideline in the event of both teams batting their full allocation (or close to it) of overs.

Weather permitting there should be a full day's play on Friday.