They like the odd party out at the Boathole and there will be plenty to celebrate this week after St Johnston claimed the Championship title.

Alan Macbeth, playing his first senior game for four years, was straight back among the runs on Sunday as the Saints made 228 at home to Burndennett.

The left hander made 58 with Deepak Reddy also making a half century as they shared a century opening stand, while David Lapsley and David Fleming added 35 and 34 respectively.

Gary Neely (4-33) and Aaron McDermott (3-68) helped ensure the damage wasn't any worse, however Reddy then picked up 4 wickets and Scott Devenney a couple as the visitors were bowled out for 124.

In the Sammy Jeffrey, Glendermott and Strabane have joined St Johnston and Fox Lodge in the last four.

The Rectory side produced a real run-fest against Killyclooney- Alan Johnson leading the way hitting 10 fours and 2 sixes in his 83.

The Glendermott skipper and Jason Lynch (67*) added 150 in 16 overs for the sixth wicket; Lynch hitting 5 maximums and 4 fours to bat the visitors out of the contest.

Nauman Anwar continued his good form at the top of the order as his 79 didn't require much running either with 14 fours and 2 sixes. Steve Moore chipped in with 44 and Craig Mooney 32 in a good day for the hosts' batsmen.

'Clooney's reply reflected the size of the task at hand and their top order was simply blown away by Anwar who added to his runs with a return of 6-31.

Todd Killen (3-23) tidied up with only Mark Gordon making 21 (batting at 11) and Andrew Neil (20) offering much resistance in a total of 125.

Aaron Gillespie is another player in some form at the minute and the Strabane skipper's brilliant 133 helped his side see off Coleraine.

'Gilly' hit 12 fours and 4 sixes with Conor Graham's 24 the best of the supporting cast in a total of 197.

Stephen Hutchinson (3-24) and David Cooke (2-24) fared best with the ball for the Bannsiders.

Only three players- Cooke (18), Matthew Hutchinson (16) and Stephen Hutchinson (11) made it to double figures in Coleraine's reply of 76. Tanvir Hassan (4-17), Rhys Logue (3-12) and Tom Harpur (2-22) all combined to ensure a safe passage through for the hosts.

CHAMPIONSHIP
At The Boathole, St Johnston (25pts) beat Burndennett (0pts) by 104 runs
St Johnston 228 (39.5 overs; A Macbeth 58, D Reddy 51, D Lapsley 35, D Fleming 34; G Neely 4-33, A McDermott 3-68, C Pollock 2-40)
Burndennett 124 (35.3 overs; D Reddy 4-32, S Devenney 2-21)

SAMMY JEFFREY CUP
At The Rectory, Glendermott beat Killyclooney by 242 runs
Glendermott 367/6 (50 overs; A Johnston 83, N Anwar 79, J Lynch 67*, S Moore 44, C Mooney 32; J Nelson 2-49, T Dougherty 2-87)
Killyclooney 125 (23.3 overs; M Gordon 21, A Neil 20; N Anwar 6-31, T Killen 3-23)

At Strabane Park, Strabane beat Coleraine by 121 runs
Strabane 197/9 (50 overs; A Gillespie 133, C Graham 24; S Hutchinson 3-24, D Cooke 2-24)
Coleraine 76 (22.3 overs; T Hassan 4-17, R Logue 3-12, T Harpur 2-22)