BRIGADE will meet Eglinton in the final of the North West Senior Cup, a repeat of the 2018 decider, after the new All-Ireland T20 champions completed a superb week with victory over Newbuildings.

Once again it was skipper Andy Britton who saw them to victory – in the T20 final at Rathmines last Sunday it was with the ball, yesterday in the Senior Cup semi-final it was with the bat, finishing 22 not out as he and opening bowling partner Ryan Macbeth added the last 36 runs in an unbroken eighth wicket partnership.

There was a scare for Britton when he was dropped with four runs needed to win but they were probably close enough to the winning post for it not to matter.

It was former Brigade player Johnny Thompson, inevitably, who put Brigade under the cosh, taking four wickets, as the hosts slumped to 153 for seven, including Kyle Magee for 33.

The most resistance came from Adam McDaid who was caught behind immediately after reaching his 50.

Earlier Thompson had played a remarkable (for him) innings with the bat. In stark contrast to the man who hit 144 from 90 balls in the quarter-final against holders Donemana, JT faced 60 balls for seven before he was one of Brigade’s now regular sixth bowler Davy Barr two wickets.

Mark Hanna had given Newbuildings a solid start with 45 and Ross Hunter’s 42 took Newbuildings to their competitive total of 185 but only nine of those runs were conceded by Ross Allen in a superb 10-over spell.

Although Eglinton are in the final, they will still host the two-day showpiece, which has been confirmed for September 10-11.

With Bready already crowned champions the only Premiership game yesterday had an end of season feel with both Donemana and Ardmore missing key players and juggling their batting orders.

As a result, Donemana collapsed to 76 for six but then Gary McClintock took centre stage, hitting 60 from 37 balls with five sixes and three fours and Billy Dougherty and Graeme Boyd added 79 for the eighth wicket in just 10 overs to take Donemana to 217, bowled out in the last over, Rachit Gaur taking five of the wickets.

Ardmore fell 36 runs short despite half centuries from Dharm Singh and Gaur who put on 79 for the fifth wicket but again both fell to the same bowler, this time Jordan McGonigle who finished with four for 22.

The Sam Jeffrey final – for the teams knocked out in the first round of the Senior Cup – will be between Strabane and Glendermott, the latter winning their replay against St Johnston yesterday by an emphatic nine wickets, just six days after the teams tied at The Boathole.

Nauman Anwar, who scored a century in the first game last week, hit 18 fours and nine sixes in a stunning 150 not out, which saw Glendermott to their target of 211 in the 25th over!