On a day when the North West search for a wicket-keeper took them to the NCU, it was perhaps written in the stars that someone closer to home would issue a timely reminder of his undoubted talents, and clean ball striking attributes.
Ricky-Lee Dougherty clubbed 99 and William McClintock hit an 11-ball 50 as Donemana destroyed Strabane, while Andy Britton helped Brigade to victory in the Waterside derby.
All three should be on T20 duty for their region this weekend, but none will be in Pembroke, as the NW selectors scurried around trying to patch together a squad - the hokey cokey nature of their 15-man selection forced upon them by player availability as there are not only two cup quarter-finals on Sunday but T20 Premiership double headers on Saturday too.
Dougherty raced out of the blocks thumping 10 sixes and 7 fours in a 39-ball 99, run out going for his hundred.
William McClintock didn't fancy running too much as he hit 8 sixes and a four in an 13-ball 55, while Gary McClintock (27) and Levi Doughety (22) were also in the runs as Donemana racked up an imposing 227.
The Strabane reply didn't get going as Jordan McGonigle took 5 for 14 as they were skittled for 76.
David Cooke made an unbeaten 53 sharing an opening stand of 78 with Jason Lynch (36) as Glendermott meandered to a below par 116 for 4 against Brigade, with Ifty Hussain taking three wickets.
Andy Britton's 15-ball 30 ensured the Beechgrove side were always in control, and Ifty Hussain's 25 not out steered them home with 16 balls to spare.
There were some notable performances in the Eric Cooke Cup, with wins for Fox Lodge, Ardmore and St Johnston.
Mark Heywood hit 9 fours and 7 sixes as Fox Lodge made 180 for 6 at Killyclooney.
Andre Henry clubbed 10 fours and 8 sixes in a 63-ball 109 not out, as he and Jordan Connor added 147, but they finished 23 runs adrift.
St Johnston overcame Newbuildings in a low scoring affair - the Saints posting just 119 for 7.
Darnell McCallum (41) took the holders reply to 63 for 1 before the wheels came off in spectacular fashion as they went from 63 for 1 to 91 all out, losing 9 wickets for 28. Scott Devenney (4-9) and David Anthony (3-5) the destroyers-in-chief.
It was the battle of the two leading run scorers in the NW at Ardmore as Peet Pienaar and Salman Ahmed squared off against each other.
Batting first, Ardmore posted 157 for 5, with Pienaar's top score of 38 taking his season tally to 770 at an average of 110, ably supported by Conor Brolly (32*), Jarred Wilson (30) and Ryan Brolly (29).
Salman Ahmed thumped 7 fours and 3 sixes in a quickfire 64 from just 35 balls to take his season haul to 560 at an average of 80, but nobody else reached double figures as the Tyrone side slid to 93 all out.
Caolan Young (pictured above) did the damage - the teenage leg-spinner claiming 5 for 13 as Ardmore won by 64 runs.