They didn't have to face a ball after their heavy defeat to Eglinton on Saturday, however Brigade were crowned this season's Premier Division champions on Sunday after the villagers were themselves well beaten by relegation-threatened Glendermott.

Forced into a number of personnel changes due to their Seconds playing in the Ulster Plate final, the villagers' 7-match winning streak in the league came to a shuddering halt against the struggling Bonds Street outfit, meaning the title was on its way to Beechgrove.

Stuart Thompson's 60 and 34 from Tommy Orr were by some distance the best of the home team's total of 139 all out as Alan Johnson picked up 3-32 with the ball for the visitors. .

Glendermott's batting was much better than it had been on Saturday too- Scott Laird getting things going with 38 at the top of the order, while an unbroken 65-run stand between Johnson (33*) and Keshan Wijerathne (32*) got them over the winning line.

This could well be the win that keeps Gordon Montgomery's men in the Premier Division, however for their senior cup final conquerors Brigade, the result meant a third trophy of the summer.

At the other end of the table it turned out to be a horrible day for Strabane as they spurned a golden opportunity to move away from trouble.

Having bowled Ballyspallen out for just 70, Tommy Barr's side batted for a full 40 overs in reply and still came up one run short.

Graham Kennedy fared best for 'Spallen as he made 22 while Rhys Logue, Chathura Peiris and Aaron Gillespie all picked up three wickets for their side.

Strabane just couldn't get going in the conditions and despite Peter Gillespie digging in to make 22 not out, he couldn't find a partner for the trenches.

Stuart Kennedy and Jamie Millar claimed three wickets apiece and Graham Kennedy two in a genuine battle of attrition.

Strabane now must beat the champions Brigade in their final game to avoid the automatic drop.