It is a familiar line-up in the semi-finals of the NW Senior Cup with holders Fox Lodge and last year’s beaten finalists Newbuildings joined by 2021 finalists Brigade and Eglinton.

Brigade remain on course for a fourth success in six years after winning the match of the day at Donemana whose wait for a 50-over Senior Cup victory will enter a seventh year.

Cameron Melly was the Brigade hero seeing his side to their victory target of 275 with an undefeated 109, which included 11 fours and six sixes. He came to the middle in the 13th over with the visitors already on 103 for three after a stunning 51 from 23 balls by Adam McDaid, all but one of his runs coming in boundaries.

Melly lost four partners, two of them to Geeth Kumara who finished with four wickets after top scoring for Donemana with 89, but Brigade secured victory with almost eight overs to spare.

The other three games were even more decisive, with Eglinton hammering Ardmore by 162 runs and Newbuildings having 141 runs to spare against Strabane.

Liam Doherty led the way for Eglinton hitting 87 and he finished the game as well, taking the last three wickets as the visitors were bowled out for 112.

Ardmore were without Harry Zimmermann who was ruled out of the match by concussion protocols after being hit on the helmet while batting for North West Warriors at the inter-provincial festival in Cork.

Strabane were also bowled out for 112  – only three players reached double figures – as Trent McKeegan finished with four wickets. Earlier Hanu Viljoen top scored for Newbuildings with a patient 67, including only five boundaries.

Fox Lodge totalled 233 against Glendermott with half centuries from Travis Nicholl and Gayan Maneeshan and that proved 41 runs too many for the visitors, who could only manage only one 50 in reply from Jake Montgomery.