Hot weather brings high scores as Senior Cup begins

Strabane batsman Mark Gillespie hitsa score during thier match with Brigade.  (2905JB24)

Strabane batsman Mark Gillespie hitsa score during thier match with Brigade. (2905JB24)

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MAGNIFICENT conditions in the North-West over the weekend meant that the Northern Bank Senior Cup programme was completed on schedule and batsmen took advantage of their opportunity to provide spectators with some high scoring contests.

It may not necessarily have been the mother of all shocks but Division 2 side St. Johnston overcame top flight opposition in Creevedonnell for the second time this season while Eglinton gave Donemana a real scare before bowing out.

Holders Bready were far too strong for a resilient Sion Mills while Coleraine continued their early season progress as they thrashed Killyclooney. The big game of the day saw champions Brigade sink under-strength Strabane while Limavady, Burndennett and Glendermott all made the quarter-finals.

There were two league matches on Sunday, Limavady getting their title charge back on track with a 5-wicket win over Creevedonnell while Coleraine just keep on winning as they were much too strong for bottom side Bonds Glen.

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