Brigade eased to a six-wicket win against Eglinton to claim their third senior cup success in the last four years.

In truth the Beechgrove side were always in control of a contest that wasn't by any means a classic, going into a third day with rain never too far away.

Quadruple winners Brigade

Any time Eglinton asked a question, Brigade had the answer and Andy Britton's men thoroughly deserved their fourth trophy of what has been a memorable season for the club.

Resuming on Sunday on 66 for 3, Eglinton's hopes rested on teenage pair Tommy Orr and Robbie Millar, but both were soon back in the hutch and it was then just a matter of when, not if Brigade lifted the trophy.

Man of the Match Ryan Macbeth picked up four wickets, taking his tally to seven in the game, while Ifty Hussain claimed 3 for 16 as the villagers were all out for 124.

Man of the Match Ryan Macbeth

Orr (40) and late runs for Mark Averill (24) the highlights of their innings.

A target of 78 was knocked off in quick time, and despite a few minor bumps in the chase, the result was a foregone conclusion as Hussain (32*) guided them home.

A final which took place so late in the year won't live long in the memory, and let us hope next year, a semblance of normality returns and a traditional date of late July is brought back for the special, unique showpiece for North West cricket.

Brigade captain Andy Britton

Well done to Eglinton for hosting in such difficult conditions, and hats off to Brigade, who after a slow start to the season have picked up four out of five cups.

Momentum is a funny thing, and ever since Ryan Barr hit the last ball six to win the Faughan Valley Cup, they haven't looked back since, going on a superb run.

David and Ryan Barr

A fitting triumph and end to a year which began in such tragic circumstances with the death of the iconic Roy Torrens. The big man would no doubt have pointed out, "aye, not bad, but of course we did the clean sweep in 1973, including the league!."

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