A combination of poor weather and Donemana scratching against Bready meant there was an anticlimactic feel to what was supposed to be one of the biggest weekends of the North West cricket season.

Bready were crowned Premiership champions without taking the field, after Donemana opted not to field, severely weakened by unavailability due to the wedding of Ricky-Lee Dougherty.

It's a great pity the league had to be decided in that way, but there's no doubt that Bready are deserved champions, the Magheramason side brushing aside all challengers in recent weeks and complete the campaign undefeated.

They will be presented with the trophy after their cup semi-final against Eglinton today (SUN).

Harry Walker and Johnny Thompson

In the other cup semi-final at Beechgrove, Newbuildings scored 162 in tough conditions before persistent rain saw the match abandoned.

Ryan Hunter (34) and Ross Dougherty (34) shared a third wicket stand of 76, but from 93 for 2, the innings stuttered with David Barr (4-28) following up his six wickets last week with a further four.

The replay will be next Saturday, once again at Beechgrove.

Brigade are on the road to Dublin today, hoping to capture the All-Ireland T20 crown as they take on Cork Harlequins at Rathmines (2pm).

David Barr has taken 12 wickets in seven days

In the Premiership, Dharm Singh took 3 for 8 as Ardmore restricted Coleraine to 87 for 7 in a 28-overs game, before it too got called off at the halfway point.

In the Championship, Glendermott managed to get their match completed as they won a one-sided contest against Ballyspallen.

The Bridge Park side could only muster 82, with four wickets for Nauman Anwar and two apiece for skipper Alan Johnson, and Ian Cooke.

Anwar (59*) and Bob Robinson (18*) raced to their modest target in the 14th over.

Burdennett scored 230 for 8 in their home game with Strabane, with Eddie McGettigan hitting 91, and three wickets for Tanvir Hassan.

It too got called off mid-innings as did the game between Bonds Glen and Killyclooney, where Giles Moan had made 60 in Killyclooney's 211 for 5 in 34 overs.

There are two intriguing Sammy Jeffrey semi-finals down for decision on Sunday, with Strabane entertaining Fox Lodge in a repeat of the Eric Cooke final, while St Johnston, who already have two trophies in the Donegal cabinet, will be hoping to keep their treble hopes alive as they entertain in-form Glendermott.

Both games start on Sunday at 11am.