The Bready juggernaut shows no sign of stopping after they steamrollered Championship side Ballyspallen to progress to the semi-fiinals of the NW Senior Cup.

The Bridge Park side were skittled for just 53, with only Sri Lanka professional Damith Perera (20) offering any resistance in an impressive bowling display.

Gregory McFaul (3-11) and Conor Olphert (2-13) again took early wickets, with left-arm spinner Steve Lazars collecting 2 for 4 as well.

It took the Magheramason side just 8.1 overs to reach their meagre target, losing just one wicket as Gavin Rouslton (24*) and Steve Lazars (13*) eased them through.

The other remaining quarter-final was a topsy-turvy affair with Bonds Glen starting strongly thanks to an opening stand of 72 between Pakistan professional Rehan Afridi (38) and Matty Barr (35).

The introduction of Richard Wylie (6-19) though turned the contest on its head as the wily veteran off-spinner took the first six wickets to fall.

Richard Wylie

Fellow spinner Simon Dunn also took 3 for 20 as the Bee Gees stumbled to 133 all out.

A steady start to the chase saw openers Tommy Orr (42) and Robbie Millar put on 51, and with Karl O’Doherty (23) also chipping in, it looked a foregone conclusion at 94 for 1.

However Afridi (4-20) induced a collapse and suddenly Eglinton were wobbling at 118 for 6, with the momentum with the Championship outfit.

However they steadied their nerves to get over the line and into Monday’s last four draw.

In the Premiership, Donemana are the only side who can overhaul Bready now, and the Holm side were in a hurry as they beat Fox Lodge.

Five wickets for Jordan McGonigle (5-24) saw the Foxies dismissed for 114, despite opener Jason Milligan carrying his bat with an unbeaten 69 (6 fours, 3 sixes).

Donemana rejigged their batting order slightly but got to their target in the 15th over with 20s from Joe Robinson (28*), William McClintock (23*) and Gary McClintock (21) – two wickets for home skipper Aaron Heywood (2-45).

Ardmore’s outside hopes of a title were ended by Newbuildings at The Bleachgreen.

Skipper Jared Wilson top scored with 54 in their 182, with Rachit Gaur (34) and Ryan Brolly (29) also contributing. Trent McKeegan picked up three wickets, while there were two apiece for spinners Jason Dunn (2-23) and Ben Mills (2-26).

Mark Hanna (32) hit seven boundaries in a brisk start, but three wickets for Tyrone Koen (3-31) kept the home side interested.

Newbuildings eventually reached their DLS target of 177 with 11 balls remaining thanks to the steadying presence of Ryan Hunter, whose unbeaten half century guided them home with three wickets and 11 balls to spare.


At Magheramason, Bready beat Ballyspallen by 9 wickets
Ballyspallen 53 (25 overs; D Perera 20; G McFaul 3-11, S Lazars 2-4, C Olphert 2-13)
Bready 54/1 (8.1 overs; G Roulston 24*)

At Eglinton, Eglinton beat Bonds Glen by 4 wickets
Bonds Glen 133 (40.5 overs; R Afridi 38, M Barr 35; R Wylie 6-19; Sim Dunn 3-20)
Eglinton 134/6 (41 overs; T Orr 42, R Millar 26, K O'Doherty 23; R Afridi 4-20)

At Ballymagorry, Donemana (23pts) beat Fox Lodge (2pts) by 5 wickets
Fox Lodge 114 (31.2 overs; J Milligan 69*; J McGonigle 5-24, W McBrine 2-35)
Donemana 115/5 (14.2 overs; J Robinson 28*, W McClintock 23, G McClintock 21; A Heywood 2-45)

At The Bleachgreen, Newbuildings beat Ardmore by 3 wkts (DLS)
Ardmore 182 (50 overs; J Wilson 54, R Gaur 34, R Brolly 29; T McKegan 3-37, J Dunn 2-23, B Mills 2-26)
Newbuildings (target 177 in 38 overs) 177/7 (36.1 overs; Ryan Hunter 50*, M Hanna 32, J Thompson 22; T Koen 2-32, R Gaur 2-39)