First blood to Donemana as McBrine sinks Bready
There is no such thing as a friendly cup final as far as Donemana are concerned and skipper Richard Kee collected the first silverware of the season (the Division 2 final notwithstanding) as his charges easily beat Bready in the Derry Midweek League Charity final at a Baltic Magheramason.
The home team got off to a great start when they batted first, the two Davids, Barr and Rankin putting together a 54-run stand in even time. In the race to up the ante after that pair were dismissed however Bready lost several quick wickets as Andy McBrine took advantage of some agricultural batting. Only a late partnership worth 31 between skipper David Rankin and Ian Young added any meaningful contribution to Bready's cause after that and the innings closed on 117 for 7.
David Scanlon then did for Ryan Hunter in his first over as Donemana began the reply before professional Sajid and Andy McBrine took it to 35. At that stage Sajid was needlessly run out but McBrine was joined by Ricky Lee Dougherty and those two set about winning the match.
Andy nudged a run a ball and put away anything loose while Ricky Lee played his usual game and sent anything loose careering over the roof. With just 4 runs required the latter mistimed one from James Long and was caught but the next ball was sent crashing to the boundary by his team-mate who helped his side to the cup and himself to the man-of-the-match award.
At Magheramason, Bready lost to Donemana by 6 wickets.
D Barr c Kee b Andy McBrine 24
D Rankin c McGarrigle b McNeill 30
Agha Sabir C Hunter b Andy McBrine 6
B Scanlon c McNeill b W McBrine 5
B Crumley c Sajjid b Andy McBrine 5
R Barr c Hunter b Andy mcBrine 6
I Young not out 18
J Long b Jun McBrine 2
D Scanlon not out 23
TOTAL (20 overs, 7 wkts) 117
FOW: 1-54 2-55 3-64 4-70 5-74 6-82 7-86
Bowling: W McClintock 4-0-33-0 A McNeill 4-0-21-1 Andy McBrine 4-0-11-4 W McBrine 3-0-16-1 K sajjid 3-0-20-0 Jun McBrine 2-0-17-1
K Sajjid run out 19
R Hunter c D Rankin b D Scanlon 1
Andy McBrine not out 46
RL Dougherty c B Scanlon b Long 40
W McClintock c Young b Long 5
W McBrine not out 0
Total (18 overs, 4 wkts) 121
FOW: 1-6 2-35 3-114 4-117
Bowling: I Young 2-0-11-0 D Scanlon 2-0-12-1 A Warnock 2-0-17-0 M Fleming 4-0-19-0 B Scanlon 2-0-27-0 A sabir 3-0-13-0 J Long 3-0-15-2