Bready’s recent success has been their formula of having a few experienced heads guiding a steady stream of youth through their ranks, and that was clearly evident at the weekend as they produced a stirring team performance to stun a highly fancied Brigade.

The Magheramason club gave a senior debut to 14 year-old Gavin Roulston, who joined other youngsters in the starting XI such as Cameron Knight, Gregory McFaul and all-rounder Khayat Bhavsar.

Khayat’s unbeaten 27 from the middle-order was probably the decisive innings of the match, especially his last wicket stand of 40 with Knight, which took Bready from 131 for 9 to 171. He was delighted to have played a part in a successful display.

“The win on Saturday against Brigade was massive for us, and it was great to be able to spend some time in the middle batting to contribute to our score,” said Bhavsar.

“I’m very happy with the team’s start to the season, and it is important that we continue to stick together and win games as we have done so far. Support and guidance from more experienced members within the team and club has helped me to improve and carry out my role more effectively”.

“Throughout this season I will aim to contribute as much as possible with my bowling, batting and fielding for Bready. I want to continue to improve in all aspects of my game to be an effective all-rounder.”

Khayat is part of the North West Under 17 squad that has been preparing for the interprovincial series next month. He is joined in the squad by teammates James McKillop, Ryan Clarke and Gavin Roulston. Proof that the future is indeed bright for Bready.

Other Tyrone based players in the squad include DJ Dougherty of Donemana and Kenzie Hall of Killyclooney.