Sion captain Andy Lucas certainly led by example with a magnificent all-round effort helping his side beat champions Bready by four wickets chasing 223.

Lucas took three wickets, but it was with the bat that he really came to the fore. He clubbed 10 sixes and 9 fours in a quite brilliant 140 from 93 balls that all but ensured the victory which came in the 38th over.

“I decided that putting Bready into bat was the only option as they had a lot of firepower right down the order and realistically I backed them to chase whatever we posted,” Lucas told the Chroncle.

“They got off to a flier with 300 looking very possible after a great start. “We hung in there, took our opportunities when they came, and fought back as we contained them to a reasonable 223.

“At the interval I told the team if we batted the overs and again had patience we would run the champions tight, and that’s how it panned out, securing our second win.”