Elements deny Bready - McCay hits hundred in Burndennett win
Bready were left totally frustrated on the final night of their match at home to Strabane after bad light and rain ended the contest with the Red Caps on 121 for 2 after 25 overs. Chasing a huge 263 from Tuesday evening it had looked a tall ask for Martin Deans' side as they hoped to keep pace at the top of the table. Play didn't start until 8pm so realistically the Magheramason side's best hope was to bowl the visitors out in the first hour, however an unbeaten half century from Wasim Orakzai and a rearguard 23 not out from Mark Gillespie ended any chance of that before the elements took over. The game will now be rearranged as a T20 but little doubt the former champions got away with one here.
P Gillespie st Crumley b Hamilton 20
M Sharma c D Scanlon b Sabir 1
W Orakzai not out 60
M Gillespie not out 23
Total (25 overs. 2 wkts) 121
Fall 1-38 2-56
Bowling- D Scanlon 4-0-25-0; B Scanlon 2-0-17-0; T Hamilton 8-0-28-1; A Sabir 5-0-17-1; M Fleming 4-1-17-0; J Long 2-0-12-0
Burndennett warmed up for their weekend cup clash with Bready with a resounding league win over Ardmore on Wednesday night. Chasing the visitors' 189 from the previous evening the hosts were always in control as Stephen McCay once again showed his quality at the top of the order. "Ski" dominated proceedings from the start, hitting 9 fours and 8 sixes in a superb knock of 108 as the Ardmore attack could find no way through. Despite losing a couple of wickets at the other end, Mark Pollock with 37 not out stuck with McCay as Burndennett had 7 wickets in hand at the end.
At Burndennett, Ardmore 189 lost to Burndennett 190-3-27.5 (S McCay 108, M Pollock 37*) by 7 wickets