THE North West Senior Cup quarter-finals, wiped out by Sunday’s rain, will be played next weekend, the new dates set to be confirmed today.

North West fixtures secretary David Bradley is still hoping to save some of the scheduled league games but it seems certain all teams will face a double header as the catch-up begins.

Brigade are the team most affected because they have a All-Ireland T20 Cup semi-final to play next Sunday, away to Carrickfergus and if they win that the final is set to be played the following Sunday.

Although it has been a rare summer when the first serious weather interruption came in the first weekend of August, it is going to be hectic finale in the North West and the Cup competition which was due to decide the Premiership title this year will be abandoned and the league champions will be declared after each team has played 11 matches.

Brigade’s Senior Cup quarter-final, away to Ardmore, will now be played next Saturday but it still leaves them with three league games to rearrange, last week’s abandoned game at home to Newbuildings, Saturday’s away game at Donemana and Sunday’s home match with Eglinton, brought forward from next weekend because of their All-Ireland commitments.

It is still hoped to finish the North West league season by the first weekend in September with the two-day Senior Cup final pencilled in for the following weekend.

The winners of next week’s All-Ireland’s semi-final will play Cork Harlequins who stunned Leinster kingpins Merrion with a four wickets victory.

Chasing 154, they were 115 for six with three overs left but 27 came off the next two, with the help of four wides and four byes, and Senan Jones hit the fifth ball of the final over for six to send a Munster team into their first All-Ireland final.

Meanwhile, the cancellation of the end-of-season knock-out competition is great news for Bready who made it nine wins out of nine in one of only two Premiership games to be completed on Saturday.

The leaders bowled out Newbuildings for 67 with Conor Olphert and Irosh Samarasooriya sharing seven wickets, the Sri Lankan professional finishing with figures of four for 12. Bready needed only 11 overs to knock off the runs with eight wickets to spare, with David Rankin 35 not out.

The first innings was just as short at Coleraine where the home side bowled out Fox Lodge for 76 but then lost seven wickets, three apiece for Jonny Robinson and Adam Boyde, before they sealed victory.

Only one senior game beat the weather in the NCU, with Instonians clocking up another impressive victory, by four wickets over Civil Service North at Stormont. Chasing a revised target of 186 in 40 overs, Shane Getkate saw the visitors to victory with 77 not out.

Also congratulations to the Bangor club for hosting the Intermediate Cup final and to Woodvale II for winning it. They defeated CIYMS III by six wicket, Zarar Khan the man of the match for his 66.

Paul Stirling, finally got to bat in The Hundred on Saturday evening, scoring 20 off 12 balls as his Southern Braves side won by five wickets and move up to second place with one group game remaining, on Wednesday evening.