BREADY WIN T20 Q1 CUP

The trophies keep coming in all levels for Bready, with their second XI under captain Mark Olphert winning the Q1 cup in convincing manner at The Rectory beating Eglinton.

Batting first Eglinton opener Dylan McElhatton (29) and Graeme Lamrock (14) got their side off to a fast start before being dismissed by Cameron Knight and James McKillop.

Breadyís bowlers then turned the screw as Man of the Match Khayat Bhavsar (3-15) and Reece Kelly (2-15) tore through the Eglinton middle-order to restrict them to 95 for 7.

Despite the early loss of Gavin Roulston to Lee Ritchie (2-25), Bready were always well in control of the chase with Robert Spenceís 27 not out easing them to a six-wicket win. There were also double figure contributions from Mark Olphert (18), Mervyn Magee (17*), Reece Kelly (15), and Marc Fleming (12).

Skipper Mark Olphert was in an upbeat mood after the win. ďItís great to win a trophy and itís a vindication of all the hard work and effort the boys have put in throughout the year. We have used a squad of 20, and I think unusually for a secondís team, we havenít been taken advantage of by the firsts. Itís all worked well together with young players benefitting from senior exposure which will stand them in good stead for the years ahead.

ďPlayers have also come down from the firsts to get their confidence back, and thatís worked well with Jamie Magee going to score a senior hundred as the firsts won the league. We have a great chance to complete a double which would be a great achievement.Ē