Donemana knocked out of cup by Brigade
There were three cup games involving North West senior sides on Sunday starting at the Holm where Brigade ended Donemana's interest in the senior cup for the second year in succession.
It was to be a frustrating afternoon for the Tyrone side who desperately needed to win having already fallen behind the Beechgrove outfit in the title race.
Brigade won the toss and batted first and the contest was decided on a 250-run stand between David Barr who made a fantastic 148 and Kyle Magee who picked the perfect occasion for his maiden senior century as he added 107.
Andy McBrine (3-74) was the most successful of the Donemana attack, however their reply had reached 40-1 from 11 overs when the rain intervened.
With 10 overs constituting a game at the second attempt, the DLS par score required Donemana to be 55 or better at that point, so they needed to get back out to keep their hopes alive.
The weather never relented however and the abandonment came at 7.25 meaning it was Brigade who went through to the semi-finals.
In the Irish Senior Cup, the local Union's last two representatives- Strabane and Bready both lost out against Leinster opposition although both did go down fighting.
Bready made 156 against Phoenix with Irosh Samarasooriya top scoring on 48, however the visitors chased it down quite emphatically to win by 8 wickets.
Strabane stunned a strong Leinster side- bowling them out for just 121 with Ryan Gallagher claiming 4 wickets and Tommy Barr three.
Unfortunately, despite a valiant 45 from Aaron Gillespie the Red Caps' batting just cannot get going at the minute and they came up 16 runs short.
In the National Cup, a Jason Milligan century helped Fox Lodge edge past Ballymena on DLS while Decker Curry was once again denied century number 100 in frustrating circumstances.
The former Ireland International was on 92 when the rain forced the players off and Curry was left to kick his heels as time ran out.
On the bright side for Decker and Ardmore, they had done enough to go past Killyclooney and into the draw for the next round.
St Johnston made the long trip to Cork to play Midleton and would have been happy at the halfway stage with their total of 263 for 4 - skipper Michael Rankin hitting 7 sixes in an unbeaten 96, and David Macbeth making 54.
However an incredible 178 from Midleton skipper Majid Khan which included 19 sixes saw the Donegal side beaten by five wickets.