Donemana joined Brigade in the Faughan Valley Cup semi-finals after a maximum points win against Ballyspallen, while Bready look favourites to join them after an emphatic win at Newbuildings.

Donemana started their clash with Ballyspallen as a 19 overs game, but the rains hit with 14 gone in the Holm side innings.

By that stage Donemana skipper William McClintock had hit 8 sixes and 7 fours in his unbeaten 86, sharing a third wickets stand of 82 in 41 balls (52-2 to 134-3) with twin brother Gary who made 29 in 21 balls (1 four, 3 sixes) .

Facing a revised target of 139 in 12 overs, Spallen were reeling on 40-6 after 5.5 when the rain arrived again - the visitors easy winners on DLS.

Ardmore needed a full points win to keep Sunday's game alive, but just couldn't manage it, despite an eight wickets win over St Johnston at Foyle College.

In a12 overs game, Saints skipper Michael Rankin made it back-to-back 50s as the home side posted 106 for 1. 

His unbeaten 56 came from 43 balls, and contained 5 fours and 2 sixes. Rankin shared an opening stand of 80 in 9 overs with Scott Macbeth (22).

Ardmore lost Dharam Singh after a breezy 18, and when Rachit Gaur was out soon after, Ardmore knew their chance of catching Donemana had gone.

Skipper Jared Wilson with 47no from 31 balls (5 fours, 2 sixes) and SA professional Tyron Koen with an unbeaten 34, (1 four, 3 sixes) added 81 in 46 balls to seal the win with nine balls to spare.

Bready won the potential group decider at Newbuildings in a nine overs game. JT hit four sixes as he made 40 in 23 balls, adding 59 in 5 overs for the second wicket with Ben Mills who hit 4 fours and a six in his 30.

A total of 102 for 3 looked challenging, and even more as Steve Lazars went to the first ball of the reply.

Undaunted, an amazing assault by Sri Lankan professional Irosh Samarasooriya, saw him thump hit 10 sixes and 5 fours in his 87no from 26 balls - five consecutive sixes off Trent McKeegan, as he put on 104 in 33 balls with Andrew Austin (15no) to take the Magheramason side top, and they will progress if they win at home on Sunday against Burndennett.

Burndennett lost to Glendermott in another 12 overs game.

Andy Barr top scored with 36 off 27 balls (2 fours, 2 sixes) in the hosts 103/6, while Mark Doherty hit two sixes in his 18 not out from just nine balls.

Todd Killen (2-7) the only bowler to take two wickets for the Rectory side.

An opening stand of 55 in 5.5 overs between Nathan McGuire, who crashed four sixes in his 40 in 19 balls and Scott Laird (20) set the perfect platform in the reply.

Stevie Moore hit two sixes and a four in 22no from 9 balls to seal win with three balls left adding an unbroken 38 in 23 balls with skipper Alan Johnson (17no).

Coleraine stunned Eglinton in a ten overs game to edge past the villagers and go top of the group ahead of the last day shoot-outs.

An opening stand of 44 in 5 overs between Matthew Hutchinson and Scott Campbell who both made 20s got the Bannsiders off to a strong start, but the innings stalled with Scott Adair taking two wickets, as they finished on 74 for 5.

Craig Averill then hit 3 sixes and 3 fours in 34 from 14 balls as Eglinton stood at 39 for 1 after three overs.

Thereafter the wheels came off after Averill was dismissed by Gareth Burns (2-15).

Three wickets each for Rory Knox and Varun Chopra plus two for Scott Campbell in the 14-run win.

Bonds Glen professional Rehan Afridi was their hero in the day's shortest game - a five over bash against Fox Lodge, who made 54 for 3 - Brian Allen making 15.

Bonds Glen needed 14 needed off last over, bowled by Adam Walker.

Afridi lived up to his famous namesake, as he hit the first three balls for four, then took a single from the fourth to tie the scores. 

Simon Killen was lbw to the fifth, but a scrambled leg bye off the last by skipper Johnny Haslett was just enough to win.

In Group D, Strabane secured runners-up spot as an opening stand of 136 in 14.4 overs between Kevin Gallagher 89 (53 balls, 8 fours, 3 sixes) and Tom Harpur 51 in 50 balls (5 fours, 2 sixes) ensured they were always in control against Killyclooney as they racked up 167 for 3 in 19 overs - three wickets for Richard McMorris.

In the reply, Giles Moan top scored with 28, Derek Lynch made 26, and Timmy Dougherty (21*), but in truth they never remotely challenged the chase, losing by 59 runs.

For the Red Caps, Chris Havern took 4 for 15, while Leinster leg-spinner Tanvir Hassan claimed 2 for 33. They finish second behind Brigade in the group.


At Eglinton, Coleraine (22pts) beat Eglinton (3pts) by 14 runs
Coleraine 74/5 (10 overs; M Hutchinson 21, S Campbell 20; S Adair 2-8)
Eglinton 60 (9.1 overs; C Averill 34; R Knox 3-3, Varun Chopra 3-5, S Campbell 2-4, G Burns 2-15)

At Bonds Glen, Bonds Glen (24pts) beat Fox Lodge (1pt) by 7 wickets
Fox Lodge 54/3 (5 overs; B Allen 15, J Heywood 14no; S Kincaid 1-7)
Bonds Glen 55/3 (5 overs; Rehan Afridi 23no, M Barr 19)

At Foyle College, Ardmore (24pts) beat St Johnston (1pt) by 8 wickets
St Johnston 106/1 (12 overs; M Rankin 56no; S Macbeth 22)
Ardmore 107/2 (10.3 overs; J Wilson 47no, T Koen 34no)

At Bridge Park, Donemana (25pts) beat Ballyspallen by 39 runs (DLS)
Donemana 134/3 (14 overs; W McClintock 86no, G McClintock 29)
Ballyspallen (target 79 in 5.5 overs) 40/6 (5.5 overs; D Mehaffey 2-16)

At Foyleview Arena, Bready (24pts) beat Newbuildings (1pt) by 9 wickets
Newbuildings 102/3 (9 overs; J Thompson 40, B Mills 30)
Bready 104/1 (5.4 overs; Irosh Samarasooriya 87no)

At Burndennett, Glendermott (24pts) beat Burndennett (1pt) by 7 wickets
Burndennett 103/6 (12 overs; A Barr 36; T Killen 2-27)
Glendermott 104/3 (11.3 overs; N McGuire 40; S Moore 22no, S Laird 20; C Pollock 3-29)

At Strabane Park, Strabane (25pts) beat Killyclooney (0pts) by 59 runs
Strabane 167/3 (19 overs; K Gallagher 89, T Harpur 51; R McMorris 3-25)
Killyclooney 108/7 (19 overs; G Moan 28, D Lynch 26, T Dougherty 21no; C Havern 4-15; Tanvir Hassan 2-33)