Bready won the big game of the day at Maghermason, putting next door neighbours Newbuidlings in their place with a last over four-wicket victory.

After restricting their visitors to 116 for eight, Bready still needed 22 from the last 12 balls but new signing Steve Lazars, who had earlier taken three wickets, and his captain, David Scanlon, took 20 off the penultimate over to complete an ultimately comfortable win which puts Bready clear at the top of Group C.

Glendermott beat Burndennett, the two first-day losers in this group, by 21 runs with Stevie Moore smashing nine sixes in his unbeaten 69 as Glendermott totalled 184 for four.

Donemana’s first outing of the season resulted in a comprehensive nine wickets win over Ballyspallen. The Senior Cup holders restricted their visitors to 97 for seven and skipper William McClintock wasted no time in reaching their target, hitting 69, all but nine of them in boundaries which included eight sixes.

Jacob Logan-Wilson dominated the Ballyspallen innings, his 59, with five sixes, the only double figure score.
St Johnston, after being forced to give Donemana a walk-over last week, have been given permission to play the rest of their T20 matches away from home but, as fate would have it, their game at Ardmore yesterday was the only one to fall victim to the weather so it’s another ‘null points’ for the Donegal side.

Eglinton are the only team in Group B with two wins after Fox Lodge beat Bonds Glen by 64 runs. The Bee Gees, who shocked Coleraine last week, were bowled out for 70 with Jamie McIntyre taking four wickets for just nine runs.

Tommy Orr’s 35 was the highest in a low-scoring game at Coleraine where the visitors had 15 runs to spare at the end, despite totalling only 103 for eight. With David Cooke 26 not out, the Bannsiders lost only four wickets in reply.

Strabane eased to a eight wickets win against Killyclooney in Group A but Brigade are still out in front and will expect to increase their advantage with victory in today’s only game at home to Killyclooney.