Just 6 runs separate Coleraine and Bready after the first innings of the Sammy Jeffrey final at Beechgrove.

Batting fist Bready openers Davy Rankin (91) and Ryan Clarke (43) shared an opening stand of 142 in 32 overs, but the Magheramason side lost their way thereafter and had to settle for 215 with three wickets apiece for skipper Matthew Hutchinson and Scott Campbell.

Marcus Poskitt (46) shared 50 stands with Scott Campbell (20) and Matty Smyth (42) to give the Bannsiders a solid platform.

Stephen Hutchinson (21*) also chipped in as 8 of the top 9 reached double figures.

They were never really able to break the shackles though with four wickets for Jordan McCorkell and two for Irosh.

A six-run advantage means it's all to play for on day two which is due to get underway once again at 11am.