Donemana work the magic again in Bob Kerr thriller

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It was Round 2 of both the Bob Kerr and the RSA National Cups on Saturday and the first rain-affected programme of the season meant that several of the ties in the latter competition went to the dreaded bowl-out while the two senior All-Ireland games involving local clubs were decided in a more orthodox fashion.

Only three North West sides had survived the first round of the Bob Kerr and two of them, Coleraine and Donemana, met on the north coast. Brigade hosted holders Waringstown, the side that knocked them out at the semi-final stage last season but the wet weather around the city saw that one start late and subsequently reduced to 30 overs a side. No play at all was possible in the scheduled league matches - Creevedonnell v Bready and Bonds Glen v Limavady - now to be organised as T20 replays.

The second round of the National Cup meant that only one league game in Division 2 went ahead; Ardmore and Killyclooney meeting at the Bleachgreen and surprisingly both sides were still looking for their first league points of the season. The hosts were to record a very easy win however as unbeaten centuries from Tim Harris and Adrian Murphy helped them to a huge 270 for 1 in their 40 overs while the visitors never got close.

There were two more league matches on Sunday- In Division 1, Donemana continued their superb start to the season by beating Glendermott while in Division 2 Eglinton recovered from their defeat at St Johnston on Saturday to beat Sion Mills

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