Donemana reach Faughan Valley Cup final
In such a competitive league it is hard to believe that Donemana could yet end this season with five senior trophies in the Holm cabinet and Richard Kee's side took another step closer to adding their second when they clinched a place in Sunday's Faughan Valley cup final beating Bready on Wednesday night.
With conditions overhead far from ideal at the Holm the sides agreed to a 10-over bash to get a result and spectators were treated to a cracking contest. Kamrad Sajid hit 5 sixes and 2 fours in an unbeaten 51 while James McBrine (4 sixes and 4 fours) and Ricky-Lee Dougherty (6 sixes and a four) both made 49 in a daunting 166 for 2.
It was always going to be a long way back from there for the senior cup holders, Bryan Scanlon with 32 doing best in the reply but 3 wickets for just 10 runs from Jordan McGonagle helped seal a 46 run win.
Glendermott and Strabane will both feel that they have a chance of claiming two valuable points when the third and final night's play in their T20 contest gets underway on Thursday evening.
The Rectory side finished on 150 on Wednesday night with Roy Silva and Alan Johnston both making 30 while Waqar Orakzai playing in his final game for the former champions returned super figures of 4-3. Orakzai received good support from Ciaran Patton (3 for 31) and the Pakistani was also unbeaten on 20 as Strabane reached 26 for 1 off 4 overs when the light faded.
The Division 2 game between Eglinton and Drummond was also stopped for bad light with the home side 188 for 5 after 31 overs. Only 12 overs were possible in total on the first two evenings therefore the teams' decision to return at all on Wednesday night with a possible 68 overs still to play looked a strange one. Andy Christie hit 13 fours in his 83 and Christopher Pierce added 47 while Michael Lynch's 4-19 was a sterling effort from Gordon Cooke's team. It was to be all in vain however and the sides must now do it all again in next week's T20 replay.