Two down two to go for Ardmore
The Sammy Jeffrey Shield final took pride of place in the Championship and ended in a resounding win for Ardmore over Newbuildings. This was the second trophy in a week for the Bleachgreen club following on from their bowl-out success against Fox Lodge in the Eric Cooke Cup last Sunday.
With no play possible at Ballymagorry on Friday the contest was reduced to a one-innings game with Ardmore making 221 as they batted first. A couple of early wickets for Trent McKeegan looked to have them on the back foot before a 96-run partnership between Decker Curry (46) and Ryan Brolly (37) steadied the ship.
Jarred Wilson (47) and Peter Harrigan (29) built on that platform while McKeegan went on to pick up 5-36; an excellent effort in the circumstances.
Newbuildings were soon in big trouble in reply as Conor Brolly (5-33) found his range early on and although skipper Mark Hanna resisted with 28, the batting crumbled around him.
A final total of 64 meant this was over a long way out and Harrigan's men now have their eyes firmly fixed on trophy number three and four, with the National Cup decider and the Championship title over the next couple of weeks.
Finally, there was one league game played in the Championship- a real thriller at the Boathole where Bonds Glen picked up a very rare win over St Johnston by just one wicket.