Civil Service North fight back to stun Donemana
Civil Service North claimed the result of the day for the NCU in the O'Neill's Ulster Cup with a 113 runs success at Donemana, who made an astonishing start to their chase for 308 in 33 overs.
When Andy McBrine was dismissed in the seventh over, the home side were 69 for three with Gary McClintock 55 not out, with five sixes and five fours. However, 12 balls later, McClintock was dismissed without addition, having faced just 26 balls and they were all out in the 25th over, with three wickets for Alan Blain.
Earlier, Wayne Horwood proved age is not withering him as he thumped 94 from 55 balls with eight fours and nine sixes, sharing a second wicket stand of 91 in 65 balls with Mansoor Amjad whose 90 was slow in comparison, hitting just six fours and eight sixes!
Brigade produced the equivalent result for the North West with a superb bowling performance dismissing Instonians at Shaw's Bridge for 118, Ryan McBeth - who was no-balled by the umpire for not telling him is bowling method - finishing with four for 15 from his eight overs.
Ryan Hunter then continued his fine season for the Beechgrove side with an unbeaten 69 as the visitors romped home by seven wickets.
Ardmore took a liking to Derriaghy's small Queensway ground with Paul McDowell hitting 24 off the first over and Decker Curry then hurried them to their victory target of 129 in the 23rd over with 65 not out.
Strabane and Bready are the other North West teams in the last eight after victories over Carrickfergus and Lisburn but Waringstown look the team to beat after hammering North West champions Coleraine by 86 runs at The Lawn, Greg Thompson enjoying another fine all-round match with 40 runs and five wickets.
Holders North Down - for whom the impressive Danny Graham scored 71 in their 10 wickets victory over Eglinton, and CIYMS, who received a first round bye are the other teams in today's quarter-final draw.
All four rearranged games in the Ulster Bank Premier League yesterday fell foul of the wet weather.
O'Neill's Ulster Cup
At The Lawn, Waringstown beat Coleraine by 86 runs
Waringstown 237-7 (J Hall 65, C Pienaar 44, G Thompson 40, A Dennison 21; G Cooke 2-33, S Campbell 2-43) Coleraine 151 (33.4 overs, R Chopra 37, R Silva 35, T Chopra 24; G Thompson 5-26, M Topping 2-6)
At Queensway, Ardmore beat Derriaghy by 6 wickets
Derriaghy 128 (36.5 overs, R Cumins 30, P Bell 24; G Neely 4-13, S Gormley 2-17, C Brolly 2-31) Ardmore 130-4 (22.5 overs, P Bell 2-20)
At Shaw's Bridge, Brigade beat Instonians by 7 wickets
Instonians 118 (33.3 overs, Nat Smith 28, Nik Smith 21; R MacBeth 4-15, M Simpson 2-20) Brigade 121-3 (33 overs, R Hunter 69 not out, D Barr 27)
At Eglinton, North Down beat Eglinton by 10 wickets
Eglinton 111 (32.5 overs, R Allen 43, J Millar 24; A Shields 4-18, P Malan 3-27, B Adams 2-10) North Down 114-0 (19.2 overs, D Graham 71 not out, J Mulder 36 not out)
At Magheramason, Bready beat Lisburn by 18 runs
Bready 209-6 (D Rankin 104, B Crumley 28, R Dougherty 26; D Simpson 2-14) Lisburn 191 (38.5 overs, A Berry 57, C Chetty 50; D Rankin 3-8, R Kelly 3-19, D Scanlon 2-39, C Olphert 2-44)
At Strabane Park, Strabane beat Carrickfergus by 19 runs
Strabane 214-6 (K Pretorius 60, A Gillespie 43, R Gallagher 39, B Scott 22; R Eagleson 2-34) Carrickfergus 195-8 (A Haggan 61, J Holmes 29, I Parkhill 23, R Eagleson 20; R Gallagher 4-30, A Gillespie 3-46)
At The Holm, Civil Service North beat Donemana by 113 runs (DLS)
Civil Service North 307 (38.4 overs, W Horwood 94, M Amjad 90, S Getkate 56, G McCarter21; R McBrine 5-53, G McClintock 2-51, A McBrine 2-51) Donemana 194 (24.3 overs, G McClintock 55, J Frylinck 40, R McBrine 31; A Blain 3-40, B Adair 2-11, M Amjad 2-32, A Cowden 2-33).