Gavin Roulston scored 70 as Bready Seconds secured a narrow five-run win against Brigade at Beechgrove. The talented left-hander hit six fours and a six in his 62-ball knock, and followed it up with two wickets to deny Brigade, despite the best efforts of Jack Hall (32), Nick Donnell (28) and Mark Simpson (24). Word too for the evergreen Dougie Huey who once again is donning the boots.

Gavin Roulston

Johnny Heywood hit four sixes in his 46 as he and Craig Alexander (40) added 85 in 12 overs to help Fox Lodge beat Glendermott by six wickets. The Rectory side had posted 112 for 5 with Dylan and Craig Lynch making 33 and 24, while Suresh Karthik hit 20.

A fine all-round display by Richard Wylie helped Eglinton II beat Donemana II by five wickets chasing 74, while Killyclooney chased 93 to beat Ballyspallen by eight wickets.

Sion Mills’ excellent start to the season continued as they beat St Johnston by ten wickets. Andy Lucas took five wickets for just two runs, while Mark Patterson claimed a brace as the Saints were dismissed for 78 – Deepak making 30. Rian McKelvey (46*) and Simon Galloway (28*) shared an opening stand of 80 in 11 overs as they romped to victory.

Strabane Seconds won the Tyrone derby as they beat Burndennett by six wickets chasing 95, with Kareen to scoring with 48 and former Irish international Peter Gillespie making 25. 

Jamie Mutch took 3-12 to help Bready beat Eglinton, with wickets too for TJ Boyd, Matthew Collum, Aaron Cooke and Trevor Hamilton. Chasing 55, Colin Mitchell (22*) and Mark Rutherford (16*) ensured an eight-wicket win.

Craig Allen (31) and Andrew Fleming (28) helped Bready Thirds to victory against Newbuildings, as they just got over the line, winning by one wicket chasing 107 – Sweeney (39) and McIvor (36) in the runs for their opponents.

There was another tight game for Newbuildings Thirds who went down to Fox Lodge Thirds in a last over thriller. Chasing 101 the Foxies looked dead and buried at 32 for 5, but Alan Bell hit 31 to get them back in the contest, and Mollie Devine hit the winning boundary amid great celebrations.

The Drummond versus Coleraine game was washed out, but the performance of the weekend was by Letterkenny’s Aswin Sreedhan who had the magnificent figures of 7 for 12 to help his team win by 24 runs against Bonds Glen – Ramees (54) and Ferri (44) helping the Donegal side to 184 for 4.

Aswin Sreedhan took 7 for 12: Pic Letterkenny CC Facebook

The Nedd beat Ardmore in a low scoring game, while the Bleachgreen side had better fortunes as their thirds edged out Coleraine by eight runs. Cameron Block took 4-22 as Ardmore made 142, which was just enough as George Brolly denied the Bannsiders in a tense finish, despite the best efforts of Bob Millar (50) and Vischal Chopra (39*).