Brigade are certainly a team in form and this feels like a statement win as they brushed aside leaders Bready by 73-runs at Beechgrove.

The Magheramason side were hampered by the loss of skipper David Scanlon after just three balls, and while Dean McCloskey struck with the last ball of the completed over to remove Ifty Hussain, that was as good as it got for the visitors.

DD Barr anchored the innings with 77 (5 fours, 1 six), adding 54 for the 4th wicket with the ever- consistent Cameron Melly (25), and 62 in 7 overs for the 6th with in-form Ryan Macbeth (39).

Ian Young (2-37) made it 8 wickets over the weekend, but a final 37-over total of 194 for 7 always looked challenging.

Even more so when Ryan Macbeth (3-13) made early inroads. Kyle Magee (38) and David Rankin (34) added 67 for the 4th wicket but two wickets apiece for Millar and Hussain ensured a win that sees Brigade looking well placed to complete a treble.

Coleraine all but ended Killyclooney's hopes of a dream title as they beat the Tyrone side by 7 wickets at Sandel Lodge.

Gareth Burns took 4 for 28 including the prize scalp of Blayde Capell (10) and it took even time 40s from skipper Timmy Dougherty (45) and Kenzie Hall (42) to get them to 160.

Special word for Matty Smyth who showed he can be classed as an all-rounder now after taking a wicket!

An opening stand of 84 between the old firm of Scott Campbell and Marcus Poskitt (29) ensured the Bannsiders were always in control.

'Soupy' top-scored with 72 (7 fours, 3 sixes), and Ravi Karunaratne's unbeaten 20 ensured no late wobbles.

Donemana made short work of fellow Tyrone side Burndennett as they eased to a 9-wicket win at The Holm.

Namibian paceman and Irish international Andy McBrine each took two wickets as the visitors were bowled out for 79.

Only Niall McDonnell offered any challenge to the bowlers, hitting four boundaries in his unbeaten 41.

It took the home side just 9.1 overs to chase down their modest target, with DJ Dougherty's hitting an unbeaten 53 from only 24 balls.

He hit 7 sixes, the last four of which came off consecutive deliveries to reach his half century.

Eglinton secured their second emphatic win of the weekend as they beat a very under strength Glendermott by 8 wickets.

The Rectory side were bundled out for just 63 in 16.1 overs, with only skipper Ben Mills displaying any resistance.

He hit 5 fours and a six in an unbeaten 34, but only Jake Montgomery (16) offered any support in a poor batting effort.

Mark Averill, Mike Erlank and Jamie Millar each picking up three wickets.

Erlank and Liam Doherty each scored 20 in a routine chase, which saw consolation wickets for Alan Johnson and Preston McKeown - his first in senior cricket.

A rare highlight on a day that little went right for them.

Eglinton now very much in-form and looking to cement their Premiership status in the closing weeks of the campaign.

Ardmore are still in the title race, but only just, after they got out of jail with a 3 wickets win at home to Bonds Glen in a 30-overs game.

Chasing 160 they got off to a decent start to reach 64 for 2 thanks to skipper Rachit Gaur's 46.

However, just like the day before at Eglinton, the middle-order imploded as they slumped to 73 for 6 and 97 for 7.

Edrees had hit a counter-attacking 22 that gave the Bleachgreen side hope, and thanks to an unbroken 8th wicket stand of 69 between Sabin Babu (40*) and Mark Chambers (21*), Ardmore fell over the line.

Earlier, Heinrich Roberts hit 5 fours and 3 sixes in a quickfire 61, while there were runs too for David Cooke (40) and Mattie Barr (24).

Ardmore are in third place with a game in hand on leaders Bready.

Fox Lodge beat Ballyspallen and the weather to gain a vital win in their quest for a Premiership slot.

The visitors were restricted to 82 for 9 in their 24 overs, with new overseas man Zeeshan Malik making 30.

Spin again held the key, with three wickets each for Johnny Robinson and Aaron Heywood.

The chase proved a routine one as Jason Milligan made a undefeated 35 (3 fours, 1 six) to seal a 7-wicket win with four overs to spare.