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Final

  • Brigade beat Limavady by 4 wickets
    3 September, Beechgrove (Londonderry)
    Limavady 162 (D Curry 46, D Huey 3-9)
    Brigade 163-6 (S Smyth 55)
    Man of the Match: S Smyth (Brigade)
BRIGADE v LIMAVADY
Beechgrove (Londonderry), 3rd September 1999
BRIGADE won by 6 wickets

LIMAVADY
D Curry         c G Cooke b Nicholl  46  G Cooke      10   1  34  0
I McMichael               b Nicholl  25  Simpson      10   2  43  1
G Lockhart                b Simpson  22  Smyth        10   3  25  0
I McGregor                   b Huey  29  Nicholl      10   0  30  2
R McDaid                 lbw b Huey   0  W Wilson      3   0  15  0
M McDaid                     b Huey   7  Huey          6   2   9  3
A Christie                  run out   5  G Moore       0.4 0   3  1
G Harron                    run out   2
R Kerr                      run out   4
V McDaid                    b Moore   5
B Martin                   not out    1  FOW:  70  73 119 120 129
  Extras           (b 5, lb 7, w 4)  16       140 143 147 155 162
  Total                (49.4 overs) 162

BRIGADE
B Sturgeon           c Curry b Kerr  12  Kerr          7   1  26  1
W Wilson      c Lockhart b R McDaid   2  R McDaid     10   0  56  2
S Smyth       c McGregor b Lockhart  55  V McDaid     10   4  29  1
D Cooke       c Lockhart b R McDaid  32  Curry        10   1  32  0
G Cooke                     not out  20  G Lockhart    6.2 0  17  2
M Simpson       c Harron b Lockhart   3
G Wilson             lbw b V McDaid   3
S Scroggie                  not out  10
I Nicholl
D Huey
G Moore                                  FOW:   7  23 107 129 139
  Extras          (b 3, w 17, nb 6)  26       150
  Total        (6 wkts, 43.2 overs) 163

Man of the Match: S Smyth (Brigade)       Umpires: L Hogn & P O'Hara

Semi-Finals

  • Limavady 259-5 (I McGregor 101*) beat Fox Lodge 115 (J Haywood 42, D Curry 4-29, M McDaid 3-32) by 144 runs
    Man of the Match: Ian McGregor (Limavady)
  • Brigade 199-9 (S Smyth 71) beat Merrion 94 by 105 runs
    Man of the Match: Stephen Smyth (Brigade)

4th Round

  • Cliftonville 166-8 (K McCallan 51, W McCully 40, G Lockhart 3-28) lost to Limavady 167-9 (D Curry 59, B Anderson 4-37) by 1 wkt
  • Fox Lodge 134 (A Heywood 40, A Moorehead 4-30) beat Strabane 113 (R Huey 3-17, M Walker 3-41) by 21 runs
  • Glendermott 194-6 (C McCrum 79, G Watson 46, A Fleming 3-28) lost to Merrion 195-4 (E Joyce 88*) by 6 wkts
  • Brigade 261-5 (S Smyth 85, W Wilson 73, J Thompson 3-54) beat Donemana 149 (A McBrine 52, M Simpson 4-25) by 112 runs

3rd Round

  • Bready 72 (D Curry 4-16, R Kerr 3-16, R McDaid 3-20) lost to Limavady 74-5 (G McKeegan 3-17) by 5 wkts
  • Strabane 156-8 (K Finlay 69, P Maxwell 3-21) beat Lurgan 129 (G Morrison 58, T Patton snr 4-14) by 27 runs
    (replay of) Lurgan 30-0 - abandoned
  • Brigade 187-9 (D Cooke 74, J McCrea 49, D Mullan 5-33) beat Downpatrick 174-9 (Darren McCann 72, G Cooke 4-39) by 13 runs
  • Instonians 303-3 (N Carson 141*, J Black 91) lost to Fox Lodge 306-6 (M Mooney 163*) by 4 wkts
  • North County 146 (D Poder 3-19, J Mooney 3-27) lost to Merrion 147-5 (E Joyce 56*) by 5 wkts
    (Replay of) Merrion 166-7 (S King 61) v North County 57-0 (14 overs) - abandoned
  • Cliftonville walkover v Old Belvedere
    (Replay of) Old Belvedere 172-9 (50 overs) - abandoned
  • Glendermott 195-9 (C McCrum 65, J Brown 51, B Whaley 3-41) beat Pembroke 176(B O'Rourke 80, C McCrum 3-19, G Montgomery 3-41) by 19 runs
    (Replay of) Glendermott 165-9 (E Whaley 4-46) v Pembroke 44-2 - abandoned
  • Donemana 217 (G Walker 79, R McBrine 41, J Clinton 4-43) beat The Hills 138 (J McBrine 6-20)
    (Replay of) The Hills 188-8 (Gryan 43, B McGonigle 4-47) v Donemana 6-0 (3.4 overs) - abandoned

2nd Round

  • Merrion 160 (G Joyce 80, A McKee 3-28) beat Ballymena 124 (R Dowse 3-18, D Poder 3-26) by 36 runs
  • Brigade 158 (S Smyth 40, G Rodgers 5-28) beat Muckamore 88 (S Smyth 5-16) by 70 runs
  • Rush 79 (S McChesney 3-8, K McCallan 3-17) lost to Cliftonville 80-1 by 9 wickets
  • Cork County 115 lost to Bready 118-4 (M Olphert 62*) by 6 wickets
  • Lisburn 226-9 (D Heasley 69, G Blair 55, D McGerrigle 3-23) lost to Donemana 227-7 (L Boyd 51, D McGerrigle 46*) by 3 wickets
  • Clontarf 109 (B McNiece 40, D McCann 4-19, D Mullan 3-13) lost to Downpatrick 112-3 (R Shilliday 57) by 7 wickets
  • North County 239-8 (D Armstrong 69, C Armstrong 49) beat Eglinton 75 (C Armstrong 6-31) by 164 runs
  • Malahide 121 (M Walker 4-12, A Haywood 3-24) lost to Fox Lodge 122-5 by 5 wickets
  • Instonians 212-8 beat Dublin YMCA (S McCready 47, A Rose 4-23, N Carson 3-31) by 74 runs
  • Phoenix 183 (J Bray 64) lost to Limavady (D Curry 96*) by 5 wickets
  • Lurgan 144-6 (R McCollum 45, G Gilmore 3-35) beat Leinster 102 (P Lyness 3-15, P Stafford 3-19) by 42 runs
  • Strabane 193 (T Patton jnr 65, P Gillespie 62, W Adams 3-15, W Dale 3-45) beat North Down 157 (Robin Haire 44, M Gillespie 4-33, T Patton snr 3-10) by 36 runs
  • Old Belvedere 163-8 (H Prior 77) beat Ardmore 153 (P Brolly 41, P Brady 3-37) by 10 runs
  • Pembroke 203-7 (P Davy 81, R Smith 45) beat NICC 191 (P Jackson 50, P Reid 46, E Whaley 3-31) by 12 runs
  • The Hills 231-3 (Mick Dwyer 64, B Archer 47, A Boyle 3-34) beat Sion Mills 134 (Matt Dwyer 3-35) by 97 runs
  • Woodvale 127 (A Rutherford 45) lost to Glendermott 131-1 (C McCrum 55*, G Watson 47) by 9 wickets

1st Round

  • Limavady 246-7 (D Curry 89, A Christie 53) beat CYM 84 (R McDaid 3-12) by 162 runs
  • Railway Union v NICC 41-2 (15 overs) - abandoned.
    Replay: NICC 120 (S Milton 3-19) beat Railway Union 88 (P Black 4-11, S Redpath 3-16) by 32 runs
Reports & Articles

Brigade charge home (by Ian Callender)

Limavady were on a hiding to nothing once Stephen Smyth was allowed to play in the Royal Liver Irish Cup Final and his second successive half century in the competition put Brigade on course to win the trophy for the second time in four years. The Man of the Match was duly awarded by ICU President Dermott Monteith but another Brigade player who did not expect to play in the match deserved a share of the prize. Veteran Doug Huey, only in the team because of injury to Johnny Torrens, seemed to be there for his batting until captain Mark Simpson called him up for the 39th over.

North West double winners Limavady were handily placed at 119 for three when Huey came on and his second ball dismissed Richard McDaid. In his second over he sent back the dangerous Ian McGregor and in his third it was Mark McDaid who was beaten by the deadly Huey. When the overs ran out he had figures of three for 9 from his six overs and the two-time Irish Cup winners, in spite of an opening stand of 70 between Decker Curry and Ivan McMichael, were all out for 162.

A Brigade reply of 23 for two was hardly unexpected but not half as predictable as the response from Smyth. He hit eight fours in an 80 ball innings of 55 which showed the class that Ireland will be missing in the next few seasons because of his suspension. He was eventually dismissed in the 31st over, just as the drizzle which was persist for the rest of the match was just beginning, caught at deep extra cover. However, at 129 for four, the match was all but won. Brigade wobbled slightly in the run-in but Gordon Cooke stayed firm and when the unsung Stephen Scroggie hit Decker Curry for four, the Limavady skipper knew the game was up.

Curry had never lost an Irish Cup Final before-in fact he scored a century in each of his two previous appearances-but he was never at his best, pinned down by nagging Brigade bowling and eventually he skied Ivan Nicholl once too often and was caught for 46. For Limavady it was a case of once their leader was gone the infantry were found wanting. Lockhart and McGregor avoided an immediate collapse but once the attempt at acceleration was foiled by Huey and there was some mad-cap running between the wickets, Brigade knew they had done the hard bit.