Barry Chambers, 23 June 2001
In reply Downpatrick lost the wicket of Shilliday who was bowled by Gordon Cooke for 1 with the score on 5. Paul Linehan batted well for his 44 before he too fell to Cooke. Spinner Ivan Nicholl (right) captured the wickets of S Ferguson and Derek McCann, and when Jason Brown ripped through the middle order the game was always going to be beyond Downpatrick at 92 for 7. Some lusty blows from Gavin Ringland who made 32 and James Cunningham who finished on 22 not out brought some respectability to the score. Jason Brown with 3-32 was the best of the Brigade attack, and there was two wickets apiece for Ivan Nicholl and Gordon Cooke. Ivan Nicholl was nominated Man of the Match for his 17 and two important wickets. Brigade now have a home tie with Cliftonville in the semi final.