Only three of the day's seven scheduled matches in the North West T20 competition were played to a conclusion on Saturday, with the eagerly anticipated Newbuildings v Brigade game narrowly failing to make it four.

The latter contest was superbly poised when the rain arrived with the Premiership side a bit rattled on 8-2 after 2.3 overs chasing the home team's 107-8.

The visitors had looked well on top with Newbuildings reduced to 53-5 half way through the first innings before Mark Hanna's 35 allowed Gareth McKeegan's men to post 107-8 from their 20 overs.

Ryan Macbeth was best with the ball for the reigning champions for the second week running as he claimed 2-12 while Iftikhar Hussain (2-17) and skipper Andy Britton (2-23) were also on the mark.

It certainly wasn't going to be plain sailing for Brigade having lost those early wickets, but what looked an intriguing hour was finally denied by the elements.

Glendermott took the opportunity to put some pressure on in the group as they won another rain-affected game, this time at St Johnston.

Stevie Moore made 34 and Ben Mills 28 as the Rectory men posted 125-7 in their allotted time. Nathan Cole (2-7) and David Anthony (2-29) fared best of the Donegal side's effort with the ball.

Unlike at Newbuildings, more than the required 5 overs had been bowled in the second innings when the rain arrived. Jack Macbeth was unbeaten on 25 as the Saints reached 37-1 after 8, but it wasn't enough.

The official calculation was 41, leaving the home side 4 runs short as Glendermott claimed a narrow verdict.

Bready posted their first win of the season over an understrength Strabane at Magheramason in yet another match where the elements played a part.

The Red Caps could only manage 74-8 in their 20 overs as Dean McCloskey (4-12) and Brooke Crumley (2-16) helped keep their side on top.

Only 6 overs had been bowled in the reply before the heaven's opened again, but that was just enough. Bready's respective target to win at 6 overs was 21-2 and having already reached 33, they claimed a 12-run verdict.

No play at all was possible in the trio of matches involving Ardmore and Killyclooney, Fox Lodge v Burndennett and Ballyspallen v Eglinton.

(The McClintocks)

There was no need for calculators however in the day's final game as Donemana stayed on track for the senior cup with a thumping 124-run success.

Gary and William McClintock were the stars for the Holm side as they posted 212-7; Gary hitting 11 sixes and 2 fours while skipper William added 55 in a 103-run partnership between the pair.

Ryan Barr (3-28) and Stephen Barr (2-29) were best with the ball, however the Bee Gees were a long way off in their response.

Lee Britton (26) and Kyle Moore (24) were best of the resistance as the hosts were bowled out for 93 with Sam Huey (4-8) and Gary McClintock again (4-10) doing the damage.

SUMMARY SCORES


At Bonds Glen, Donemana (25pts) beat Bonds Glen (0pts) by 124 runs
Donemana 217/7 (20 overs; G McClintock 87, W McClintock 55; R Barr 3-28, S Barr 2-29)
Bonds Glen 93 (18.5 overs; L Britton 26, K Moore 24; S Huey 4-8, G McClintock 4-10)

At The Boathole, Glendermott (20pts) beat St Johnston (5pts) by 4 runs DLS
Par score 41 off 8 overs.

Glendermott 125/7 (20 overs; S Moore 34, B Mills 28; N Cole 2-7, D Anthony 2-29)
St Johnston 37/1 (8 overs; J Macbeth 25*)

At Magheramason, Bready (22pts) beat Strabane (3pts) by 13 runs (DLS)
Par Score 20 in 6 overs)

Strabane 74/8 (20 overs; D McCloskey 4-12; B Crumley 2-16)
Bready 33/2 (6 overs)

At Foyleview, Newbuildings 107/8 (20 overs; M Hanna 35; R Macbeth 2-12, I Hussain 2-17, A Britton 2-23) v Brigade 8/2 (2.3 overs) Match abandoned