Limavady and Glendermott victorious in Faughan Valley Cup
No such problems this Thursday evening as the Faughan Valley and Sperrin Springs cup games washed out last week were played out in idyllic conditions around the North West.
The game between Donemana and Bonds Glen was postponed due to a bereavement while The Nedd v Drummond in the latter competition goes ahead on Friday evening.
The biggest game of the night was at Beechgrove where Limavady were the visitors and the Roesiders' top order certainly struggled early on before Andy Britton and Chris Moore took a hand. Britton celebrated his recall to the Ireland set-up with an unbeaten half century; 4 fours and 2 sixes in his 53 not out while Moore blasted 2 fours and 4 sixes in his 44.
That pair put on 91 for the 5th wicket and allowed Andrew Riddles' side to close on 156 for 6. Just as the visitors had done the hosts too struggled early and although Ryan Brace resisted late on with 39, Simon Dunn's 4 for 9 from 4 overs kept Brigade at bay and allowed Limavady to close out a 34-run win.
Their reward in the next round is a home tie against Glendermott who edged out Creevedonnell in a decent cup tie on the Curryfree Road.
Batting first, Alan Johnston anchored the visitors' innings as he hit 8 fours and 3 sixes in a good knock of 61. Cameos from Garth Watson, Simon Killen and Gordon Montgomery saw the Rectory men post a very competitive 171 for 6 but despite Roy Silva going for 19 in his first over, Creevedonnell lost too many wickets.
Nicky Cooke and skipper Stephen Scroggie put them back in it with 34 and 33 respectively and although Gareth Falconer landed a few meaty blows late on the home side just couldn't get there.
FAUGHAN VALLEY CUP SUMMARY SCORES
At Creevedonnell, Glendermott 171-6-20 (A Johnston 61, G Watson 29, S Killen 22, G Montgomery 20, E McGarrigle 2-35) beat Creevedonnell 165-9-20 (N Cooke 34, S Scroggie 33, G Falconer 21, A Johnston 2-26, R Silva 2-31) by 6 runs.
At Beechgrove, Limavady 156-6-20 (A Britton 53*, C Moore 44, J Thompson 2-24, M Simpson 2-30) beat Brigade 122-9-20 (R Brace 39, S Dunn 4-9) by 34 runs.