Brigade are the first team through to the semi-finals of the Faughan Valley Cup after a resounding 9-wicket win at Donemana in a game reduced by rain to 12 overs.

The hosts raced out of the traps with William McClintock (43) and DJ Dougherty (36) both hitting 4 sixes in entertaining knocks.

55 came in the first 5 overs and a further 50 in the next four, but three wickets for Scott Macbeth (3-17), and two apiece for Jamie Millar (2-21) and Andy Britton (2-24) meant only 24 were scored in the final three, ending on 129 for 7.

Ifty Hussain went cheaply in the reply but skipper Britton cleared the ropes 7 times in an unbeaten 71 from only 38 balls, sharing an unbroken second wicket stand of 100 in 8 overs with Adam McDaid, who 38 not out included 3 fours and 3 sixes.

The groups stages conclude on Thursday night, when the Beechgrove side will learn which of their opponents will be joining them in the last four.