Cameron Melly and DD Barr starred as Brigade beat Donemana, while there were wins too for Newbuildings, Ardmore, Strabane, Eglinton, Coleraine, and Glendermott.

A fourth wicket partnership of 115 in 12 overs between Cameron Melly and DD Barr led Brigade to an ultimately comfortable 7 wickets win over a weakened Donemana at Beechgrove. Gary Neely's (3-17) early burst had given the Tyrone side some hope as they looked to defend 148 before the game was taken away from them. Melly had scored a match winning hundred when they met in the cup earlier this month, and he was their nemesis yet again, thumping 9 fours and 4 sixes in an unbeaten 77 from only 42 balls, while Barr's 53 not out included 4 fours and 2 sixes. Donemana's 148 for 6 was built around Jamie Huey's (40), 31 from Graham Boyd and William McClintock (21). It wasn't enough though as Brigade's winning run continued.

Holders Newbuildings stay top of the group and on course for the semi-finals after a seven wickets win at Ballyspallen. Demith Perera and Stuart Kennedy shared a second wicket stand of 70 as the Bridge Park side posted 155 for 3 in their 20 overs. Perera hit 10 fours and 2 sixes in a top-score of 66 from 41 balls, while Kennedy's 57 included 7 fours and 2 sixes. The chase began quickly as Johnny Thompson unfurled his full range of orthodox and unorthodox shots, making a hard-hit 62 from just 32 deliveries. That allowed Gareth McKeegan (25*) and Ross Dougherty (30*) to ease to a comfortable win in the 17th over.

Conor Brolly was the Ardmore hero as he struck David Anthony through the covers for a winning boundary off the final ball of the game at The Boathole. Chasing 163, Ardmore were coasting at 140 for 2, thanks to a third wicket stand of 119 in 13 overs between skipper Rachit Gaur (67) and Harry Zimmermann (56). However, panic set in as the finishing line approached and it took Brolly's cool head to secure the win for the Bleachgreen side. Jack Macbeth's recent good form continued as he hit 7 fours and 3 sixes in his 61 from 38 balls, sharing an opening stand of 85 with Deepak Reddy (35) who cleared the ropes four times. Ian Macbeth (26) and David Lapsley (21) also chipped in, while Anthony's successive maximums from the last two balls of the innings looked like being crucial before Brolly's last gasp intervention. The real hero of the night was Marley, the black labrador retriever, who lived up to her name by recovering 8 balls from the river and woodlands surrounding the ground!

Coleraine moved to the top of Group A with a maximum points win over a weakened Bready, still without their overseas professional Irosh. The Bannsiders posted 140 for 7 with runs for Ravi Karunaratne (32), Patrick Carson (26), and Matty Smyth (22) - three wickets for Nathan McCombe and two for Gavin Roulston. The Bready chase never got going despite's David Rankin's 28, with two wickets apiece for Scott Campbell and the Hutchinson brothers.

Strabane made short work of Burndennett in the Tyrone derby as they romped to a 9-wicket win in the Park. Mark McNulty (4-9) and Andrew Mullen (3-16) took a combined seven wickets as the visitors were rolled out for 77 - only Mark Pollock (24) making any impression. The modest total proved little trouble with Kevin Gallagher hitting an unbeaten 56 from only 32 balls (6 fours, 2 sixes) as he dominated a second wicket stand of 58 with elder brother Ryan (13*). Strabane secured the 9-wicket win just past the half-way stage and have given themselves a chance of hauling in leaders Newbuildings.

A third wicket stand of 91 in 7 overs between Mike Erlank and Robbie Millar propelled Eglinton to 218 for 8 at Killyclooney. Erlank hit 7 fours and 5 sixes in a top-score of 73, while Millar's 20-ball 42 included 7 fours and 2 maximums. Ross McLaughlin also cleared the ropes four times in an entertaining cameo of 36. Blayde Capell scored the first 35 runs of the reply inside three overs, but made just two more as he was dismissed by his good friend Mike Erlank (2-14). The chase then petered out despite runs for Richard McMorris (27) and Mark Gordon (20). Andy Millar picked up 3 for 34 in the convincing 86-run win that opens up the group.

Gihahn Cloete scored his fourth hundred of the season as Glendermott made light of a 183-run target to win by 9 wickets inside 13 overs at Bonds Glen. The South African hit 15 fours and 7 sixes in his 108 - taking his season tally to 706 at 88.25 as he and Alan Johnson shared an opening stand of 176. Johnson's unbeaten 60 came from 32 balls and included 5 sixes and 5 fours. Earlier David Cooke (74*) and Sam Haslett (53) added 87 in 8 overs for the 4th wicket as the Bee Gees posted 182 for 4. It looked challenging - it wasn't!