It was a good weekend for Fox Lodge in the Intermediate ranks as both their second and third XI’s emulated the success of their seniors with victories.
Johnny Heywood’s unbeaten 60 provided the backbone of their 32-run against Brigade, with Richie Devine (39*) and Jordan Austin (21) also in the runs as they posted 143 for 3. Adam Boyd then took 4 for 15 and Mark Heywood 3-27 as Brigade were kept to 112 for 8 despite a fine 35 from Jack Hall.
The thirds were emphatic ten-wicket winners over Killyclooney thanks to an unbroken opening stand of 78 between Faulkner (40*) and Cochrane (32*).
Bready were another club who enjoyed treble success. DJ Dougherty’s 64 led Donemana to 146 for 7, wickets for Dean McCloskey and Gavin Roulston, and it was Roulston who also got in the runs as Bready won by six wickets. He made 30, Magee 46, while Robert Spence (22*) and James McKillop (18*) got the job finished.
McKillop (23) was also in the runs as the Fourths beat Coleraine Thirds by 35 runs – three wickets for Jamie Mutch and two for TJ Boyd.
There were mixed fortunes for Strabane II’s who were convincing nine –wickets winners against Drummond on Saturday, after restricting the Roe side to 58 for 4 – Paul McIlmoyle making 28, with Vlad Murthy taking 2 for 6. Conor Graham (20*) and Gary Gillespie (15*) ensured a routine win.
Sunday didn’t go as well as Ben Mills hit 11 sixes in 89 as Newbuildings raced past 200 – runs too for Pushpinder Singh (47). Peter Gillespie clubbed 76 in the reply while Rahane made 38, but the hosts won by 60 runs.
Biggest partnership of the weekend came between Keelan Kincaid and Ken Colhoun who added 158 for the first wicket as Bonds Glen beat Ballyspallen by 74 runs. Kincaid hit 10 fours a six in his 81, while Colhoun cleared the ropes six times as the Bee Gees made 184 for 2. In reply Wallace Martin hit 37 not out and Ally Spratt 28 in their 110 for 4.
Richard Hepburn’s unbeaten 51 helped The Nedd defeat Glendermott. Runs too for Kyle Morrow and Johnny Young as they made 151 for 4. In reply two wickets for Keith Burns kept them on top, as The Rectory side ended on 86 for 4 – runs for the Lynch brothers.
A century stand between Aaron Stewart (51no) and Matthew Caufield (49*) saw Maghera chase 119 to beat St Johnston by nine wickets.
The Donegal side were involved in a dramatic tie on Sunday at Foyle College when with one needed off the final over, the Saints couldn’t get the run, Ferri bowling a maiden as the scores ended 97 apiece. Sabin took four wickets for the Saints and Rammohan Goud three for Letterkenny, who had beaten Killyclooney by seven wickets at Drummond the day before.
There were also mixed fortunes for Ardmore, whose second string were beaten by Eglinton by nine wickets. Tim Harris (43) and Thomas Brolly (37) saw them make 112 for 6, wickets for Robert McFarland and Karl O’Doherty. KOD then made 34 and Dylan McElhatton his nine fours in his 55 not out to seal a routine win.
Joe Brolly (43) along with his dad Paul Brolly (38) were the catalysts for Ardmore Thirds six-run win against Donemana, for whom Mark Moore made 66. Paul Brolly and David Bradley both getting wickets to clinch the win.
Neal Stewart and Ria Moore were in the wickets as Eglinton Thirds beat Newbuildings by eight wickets – Stewart in the runs too as his 43 not out eased them to the win, chasing 68 in the tenth over.