Donemana shocked holders CIYMS to reach the final of the All-Ireland T20 competition, securing the narrowest of wins in a rain affected contest at Bready.

Batting first, the NCU outfit were in trouble at 7-2 early on before a 92-run partnership between Jason van der Merwe and Chris Dougherty brought them right back into the match.

Van der Merwe thumped 5 sixes and 3 fours in his 58 with former Bready batsman Dougherty hitting 4 fours and 3 sixes on his way to 48.

The spinners dominated for Donemana- Jordan McGonigle picking up 4-33 while William McBrine took plenty of confidence from his efforts in last week's senior cup final to post a superb 2-8 from 4 overs.

Set a target of 142 to win the rain arrived 10 overs into the Tyrone team's reply with them 61-1.

Andy McBrine was unbeaten on 29 and William McClintock 16* and with the par score 60 at that stage, an abandonment left Donemana winners by the barest of margins.

They will now play the winners of today's other semi final between YMCA and Cork County next Saturday (19th) at Belmont, with the winners of that to play CI on Sunday for the right to go to La Manga at the start of next season.

MATCH SCORECARD

CIYMS Vs Donemana
1-Innings T20 Match Played At Magheramason, Bready, 12-Sep-2020, T20 Cup
Donemana Win by 1 runs (DLS)

Round SF
Toss won by CIYMS
Umpires M Hawthorne - R Black
Scorers Mary McElwee - A Matchett - R McBrine
Home Side (neutral)
Comment Rain affected; Donemana innings closed after 10 overs.
Par score 60. Donemana won by 1 run (DLS)

CIYMS 1st Innings 141/7 Closed (Overs 20)

Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
J Matchett c Andrew McBrine b W McBrine 4 10 0 0
C Dougherty c A Buchanan b J McGonigle 48 49 4 2
NG Jones* c W McClintock b W McBrine 0 4 0 0
J van der Merwe c Andrew McBrine b J McGonigle 58 36 2 5
J Mulder   b J McGonigle 0 2 0 0
James Cameron-Dow lbw b J McGonigle 4 6 0 0
D Miller not out   12 8 0 0
C McCullough c W McClintock b Andrew McBrine 2 4 0 0
D Robinson not out   1 1 0 0
K Rajavelu dnb          
T Britton dnb          
extras   (b0 lb4 w8 nb0) 12      
TOTAL   7 wickets for 141      
FOW
1-7(J Matchett) 2-7(NG Jones) 3-99(C Dougherty) 4-99(J Mulder)
5-120(J van der Merwe) 6-120(James Cameron-Dow) 7-137(C McCullough)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
L Dougherty 4 0 29 0 7 -
W McBrine 4 2 8 2 - -
J McGonigle 4 0 33 4 - -
Andrew McBrine 4 0 26 1 - -
D Mehaffey 4 0 41 0 1 -

Donemana 1st Innings 61/1 Closed (Overs 10)

Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
Andrew McBrine not out   29 28 2 1
D Mehaffey st C Dougherty b J Mulder 12 13 1 0
W McClintock* not out   16 19 2 0
A Buchanan dnb          
B Dougherty+ dnb          
D Dougherty dnb          
K Dougherty dnb          
L Dougherty dnb          
W McBrine dnb          
D McGerrigle dnb          
J McGonigle dnb          
extras   (b0 lb2 w2 nb0) 4      
TOTAL   1 wickets for 61      
FOW
1-27(D Mehaffey)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
James Cameron-Dow 2 0 8 0 2 -
NG Jones 3 0 25 0 - -
T Britton 2 0 13 0 - -
J Mulder 3 0 13 1 - -