Killyclooney are back on top of the Premiership table after a seventh hundred of the season for Blyde Capell and Ardmore’s exciting one run victory over morning leaders Brigade.

Just halfway through the season, Capell has already scored 1,479 runs and needs only another 425 to overtake Decker Curry’s record haul and no-one would bet against the South African doing it.

His latest knock, against Bonds Glen, was 109 from 75 balls, with 11 fours and seven sixes and he was fifth out at the end of the 26th over with 171 runs on the board.

That ultimately proved already too many for the Bee Gees who were bowled out for 160 with four wickets for Jordan Connor and four catches for Capell.

That was one of three games shortened by rain and it played a significant part at Beechgrove as well where Ardmore were set 189 in 37 overs, in reply to Brigade’s 198 for six.

However, the visitors still had two overs to spare when, with No 11 Caolan Young at the wicket, they chanced a risky single to win the match, the throw just missing to give Ardmore the minimum points victory. Their hero was Edrees Kharotai, with 42 from just 21 balls including four sixes.

Bready have moved into second place after their four wickets win over Donemana. Chasing the home side’s 245, Bready needed seven off the last over but long-serving skipper Davy Scanlon needed only two balls, hitting both for six to win the game in style.

Donemana finally have a permanent professional for the rest of the season, Nambian Karl Birkenstock and he made an impressive debut, taking three for 17 and his 34 included four fours and two sixes.

Newbuildings broke into the top eight with a 100 runs victory over Fox Lodge, giving the defending Premiership champions a tremendous boost when the teams meet again today at Ballymagorry in the Senior Cup semi-final. Eglinton host Brigade in the other semi.