An unbeaten 78 from Cormac McLoughlin and a five wicket haul for Luke Clinton saw 2012 winners The Hills get the better of Bready.

Three wickets apiece from Ryan Barr (3-27) and left-arm spinner Ernest Kemm (3-30) had reduced The Hills to 122 for 9, and a shock away win was very much a possibility.

The home side were indebted to the in-from Cormac McLoughlin who made an unbeaten 78 from 111 balls (6 fours, 1 six), sharing a crucial and indeed match winning last wicket stand of 70 with Manu Kumar (26*).

Defending 193 The Hills blew away the Bready top order reducing them to 78 for 9, with Luke Clinton proving the destroyer-in-chief, taking 5 for 39.

Bready skipper Davy Scanlon provided late entertainment hitting 5 fours and 2 sixes in his unbeaten 49 from 52 balls, sharing a last wicket partnership of 55 with Andy Lucas, as Bready finished on 133 all out.

Max Sorensen and Naseer Shaukat supported Clinton well as The Hills bowling unit fired once again.