BREADY won the match of the day in the 40-over League to end Ardmoreís unbeaten start to the campaign.

In a match of three individual centuries and 573 runs, there were only nine runs between the teams at the end and that included a six-run penalty for a slow over rate by Ardmore!

After the loss of David Rankin, Jamie Magee and Irosh Samarasooriya put on 171 in 23 overs for the second wicket, with Magee run out immediately after hitting his maiden century and the Sri Lankan bowled for 106, from 76 balls with 13 fours and two sixes.

But despite being reduced to 21 for two in their pursuit of 292, Tyron Koen hit 77 from 60 balls and shared a fourth wicket stand of 93 with Jarred Wilson who almost took his side to victory.

Needing 24 from the last two overs, Wilson brought up his century and finished 108 not out, including eight fours and eight sixes, but a superb final over by Bready skipper Davy Scanlon restricted Ardmore to just three runs.

Defending Premiership champions Brigade are poised for a big finish to the first stage of the competition in a comfortable third place after hammering Strabane by 74 runs, despite being bowled out themselves for 145 inside 33 overs.

Only Ross Allen, with an unbeaten 31 and Ryan Barr passed 20 for the home side but skipper Andy Britton took three wickets in his first 10 balls and although Rhys Logue and Conor Graham led Strabane to 41 for three, they lost their seven wickets for just 25.

Fox Lodge lead the chasing pack after beating Bonds Glen by 11 runs at Ballymagorry. Johnny Robinson top scored from number six with 52 not out as the home side finished on 216 for six and as the only half century in the game it proved vital. Rehan Afridiís 46 at the top of the order for the Bee Gees proved their best, before he was one of three wickets for Gareth Heywood.

All the teams have won at least one game in Group A after Glendermott got off the mark against St Johnston.
Sixteen-year-old Scott Macbeth hit 81 for the Donegal side, and added 57 for the fifth wicket with his father, Ian, and it looked as if 192 would be a winning score when the home side lost their sixth wicket with 51 still needed.

But a stunning 41 not out from Tylor Moore, with four sixes and three fours, saw Glendermott home with three wickets and more than eight overs to spare.

Donemana remain in control of Group B after a maximum points win over Burndennett which featured a first appearance for the club in four weeks by Andy McBrine.

The Ireland international left his mark with a century and two wickets as Donemana totalled 260 for three and then bowled out their visitors for 177.

McBrine hit nine fours and six sixes in his 101 from 69 balls and shared a third wicket stand of 183 with opener Dean Mehaffey who finished exactly 100 not out, bringing up his century, which included 11 fours and a six, from the penultimate ball.

With Newbuildings the team sitting out yesterday, Eglinton are the leadersí closest challengers after a five wickets win over Ballyspallen, despite Curtis McElwee hitting 68 for the losers.

Eglinton needed only 140 to win and despite three wickets for Stuart Kennedy, Jamie Millarís unbeaten 42 from 37 balls saw them home with 13 balls remaining.

Coleraine had the biggest win of the day, beating Killyclooney by 116 runs, although they were actually 128 for seven after Timmy Dougherty had taken four wickets. However Alan Whitcroft hit 47 not out from number nine and Scott Campbell followed up his half century with three wickets.