Heavy rain meant all six scheduled T20 semi-finals went to bowl-outs last night (THURS).

A wholly unsatisfactory way of deciding final placings, but the clubs apparently voted for it, rather than having the opportunity of having a replay for semi-finals.

Ardmore will feel the most aggrieved as they had reached 178 for 1 in their Faughan Valley clash with Killyclooney at The Bleachgreen.

Dharm Singh made 22 in an opening stand of 67 with Rachit Gaur, and the Ardmore skipper was unbeaten on 90 (10 fours, 3 sixes), as he and Aviwe Mgijima (61*) added a further 111 in 9 overs before play was halted.

Jordan Connor, Jason Wallace and Jordan Nelson hit to secure a 3-1 shoot-out win for Killyclooney.

They will meet Brigade in the final after the Beechgrove side proved themselves 'Dead-eye Dicks' in a 3-0 verdict at Newbuildings.

DD Barr, Ryan Macbeth and skipper Andy Britton all hitting with the first three balls.

The home side had lost Jason Dunn and Johnny Thompson cheaply, but were rallying at 54 for 2 - Ryan Hunter (29*) and Hanu Viljoen (23*) - when the rain got too heavy.

Brigade gave a debut to Haydn Melly - bother of Cameron - who has been playing for the Cricket Ireland Academy this week. He is a wicket-keeper batsman, but Simon Olphert keeps the gloves, for now.

The Faughan Valley will take place at Ardmore on Sunday July 23rd (1pm).

In the Eric Cooke Cup, there was a sense of justice prevailing after Strabane were reeling on 35 for 6 at the half-way point of their clash with Eglinton - three wickets for Mike Erlank.

The villagers though progressed 3-2 with Jamie Millar and Mike Erlank hitting in the first five, and hero Josh Martin in sudden death.

They will face Coleraine who beat Fox Lodge 3-1 in the shoot-out after just four overs were possible as the Ballymagorry side reached 29 for 1.

Scott Campbell, Matthew Hutchinson and Ravi Karunaratne were on target for the Bannsiders.

Donemana professional Karl Birkenstock hit in sudden death to take his side to the Sperrin Springs Cup final with a 1-0 win over Burndennett.

They will meet Glendermott, whose captain Ben Mills was the hero in a 2-1 sudden death win over Bready -Gihahn Cloete the other successful bowler for the Rectory side.

Both the Eric Cooke and Sperrin Springs Cup finals will be held at Bonds Glen on Sunday August 6th.