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Youth Cups 2003
Under 19 Cup 2003

Donemana 148-2 (D Olphert 62*, T Riddles 52) beat Bready 124-7 (R Rankin 38, B Rankin 27, A McGinnis 3-27) by 24 runs

Donemana captured the TK Brolly sponsored Under 19 Cup when they defeated Bready in a high scoring contest at Donemana on Thursday night. Batting first they ran up a mammoth 148 for the loss of just 2 wickets in their 16 overs. Dale Olphert top scored with an unbeaten 62 which included 7 fours and 3 sixes, and Thomas Riddles hit 7 fours in his 52 before being bowled by John Robinson in the last over.

Bready openers David Scanlon added 42 for the first wicket before Scanlon was lbw to Andrew Britton for 14. Boyd Rankin was then well caught and bowled by Graham Boyd for 27 to put Donemana on top. Robert Rankin played some attacking shots before being brilliantly run out by Andrew Mc Ginnis for 28. Mc Ginnis then clean bowled David Rankin, Stuart Cochrane and Christopher Dougherty to leave Donemana winners by 24 runs.

Man of the Match adjudicator Ivor Dunn awarded the trophy to Dale Olphert for his 62 and 1 wicket for 23 runs. Skipper Andrew McGinnis was presented with the Cup by Marie Brolly, wife of Tom Brolly the sponsor.