The Nedd and Burndennett got the furthest of the senior action in the North West, reaching the halfway stage before the plug was eventually pulled.

Richard Stewart took a hat-trick in his figures of 4 for 27, while brother Neal also had a quartet of scalps.

Opener Mark Pollock hit 39 but at 105 for 9 it looked bleak for the Tyrone side.

However, Niall McDonnell was batting at 10 after a calf injury last week, and he showed his quality in an unbeaten 42 from 31 balls (2 fours, 3 sixes) adding an unbroken 65 in 10 overs with skipper Conan Pollock (24*) to end on 174 for 9.

At Glendermott, 'Big Ben' Mills thumped 8 sixes in a rapid unbeaten 88 before the persistent rain forced the teams from the field never to return at 141 for 2 in the 18th over. 

Mills also stroked five fours in his 54-ball knock, sharing an opening stand of 94 with talented Ireland youth international Leyland McElwee (39).

The Bee Gees' Pushpender Singh (2-21) dismissed McElwee and Jake Montgomery in the same over, but Mills then hit three sixes off his next over to keep Glendermott in top gear before play was abandoned.

Fox Lodge looked well placed on 110 for 1 when play was halted at Bridge Park against Ballyspallen. 

TJ Nicholl raced out of the block with a 17-ball 30 (2 fours, 3 sixes) as he and Charlie Simpson had 50 on the board inside five overs.

Simpson was 53 not out, adding an unbroken 60 for the second wicket with Gayan Maneeshan (24*) before the game was abandoned.

There was no play at Strabane versus St Johnston, but there was time for a shirt presentation to John Mooney.

Strabane's rearranged opening day fixture at Fox Lodge will take place on Sunday May 12th.