Saturday saw more T20 in the top flight as both Coleraine and Ballyspallen hosted double-headers.

The Bannsiders were involved in the game of the day as they tied with Strabane in their early start. To be fair these were experimental sides from both clubs as Strabane batted first and posted 76 for 9 in their 20 overs.

Chathura Peiris with 18 was best of that whilst the bowling honours were split between the Hutchinson brothers- Matthew picking up 4-28 and skipper Stephen chipping in with 3-47.

Dominic Madden made 23 and Andrew McGlen 20 as Coleraine started reasonably well, however Ryan Gallagher (3-11) and Mark McNulty (3-17) brought the visitors right back into the contest.

Coleraine needed 8 to win of the last over and 3 off the last ball but could manage just a couple as the points were shared.

The Sandel Lodge side were unable to build on that in their second game as they were beaten by 7 wickets by high-flying Brigade. Madden was again amongst the runs, making 39 in Coleraine's 111-8 against the league leaders.

Jonny Robinson was best with the ball for the visitors as he picked up 3-25, while David Bar 37 and iftikhar Hussain 35 not out helped Brigade knock off the runs easily.

Ballyspallen also hosted a double-header but here too the home side were on the wrong end of the days proceedings.

In their first game, 'Spallen were beaten by 7 wickets when they entertained reigning champions Bready. The hosts made 108-8, with Brendon Louw top scoring (31), whilst Irosh Samarasooriya was best of the bowling with 4-30.

Samarasooriya was also in form with the bat as he made 41 and Jamie Magee added 31 as Bready passee the target with 5 overs to spare.

Eglinton were the visitors for the afternoon game where 47 from Mike Erlank, 29 from Richard Wylie and 28 from Andy Millar helped the villagers to rack up 163 for 7 from their allotted overs.

Louw top scored with 60 in the hosts' reply but Simon Dunn's 4-20 and 2-31 from Lee Ritchie saw Adam McDaid's men bowled out for 123 as Eglinton collected the points.

There were a trio of Championship games on Saturday as well- Ardmore winning the big one there as they had 20 runs to spare at Fox Lodge.

Peter Harrigan top scored for the visitors with 65 as they made 199 and despite a half century from Jason Milligan, the Ballymagorry men came up just short - Gary Neely's stunning leaping catch on the boundary sealing the win in a see-saw game.

David Lapsley hit 78 and took 3 wickets as St Johnston hammered Bonds Glen by 173 runs. Kevin Martin also made 70 as the Saints racked up 342-7 and although Ewald Roberts made an unbeaten 92 for the home side, they never looked likely to get close.

Burndennett continue to head the posse and Mark Mooney's men easily accounted for Newbuildings by 8 wickets.

'Dennett have unearthed a quality player in their overseas player Salman Ahmed and the Indian all-rounder folliwed up his T20 half century by claiming 6 wickets as Newbuildings were dismissed for 80.

The home side made light work of that as Andy Barr (32*) and Eddie McGettigan (27*) sealed an 8-wicket success.