SION MILLS REACH T20 FINAL

Sion Mills had a productive weekend with Andy Lucas in particular in the runs.

They gained revenge against Maghera, who had inflicted their first league defeat of the season six days previously, in the semi-final of the T20 Cup.

Lucas tore apart the Maghera attack in a brutal display of savage power, making 96 in their total of 190 – 40 too from Mark Patterson. Maghera’s chase never got going and they were dismissed for 99.

Sion will now face Letterkenny in the final after they beat St Johnston by 23 runs in the Donegal derby.

Sion made it two wins in 24 hours as they followed up that win with a high scoring chase at Ballyspallen. It looked daunting at the halfway stage as the hosts piled up 290, but 94 from Lucas, and 85 from Mark Patterson broke the back of the reply, and with Glen McCallan, Ryan and Nigel O’Neill also in the runs, a superb six-wicket win was achieved with seven overs to spare.

There was further good news for the club with the selection of teenage wicket-keeper for Ireland girls, who attended a training camp this week.

Sion Mills made a special presentation to Lucy in recognition of the honour.