The NW Premiership is building up to an exciting finale after defeats yesterday for the two favourites, Brigade and Bready.

Bready thought their title hopes had been dashed when they lost to Eglinton, after being bowled out for 116 – Liam Doherty finishing with the superb figures of four for eight from seven overs, after scoring 86 not out – but an hour later they were still within 24 points of the leaders after a remarkable finish at Beechgrove where Newbuildings won by one run.

Cameron Melly was leading Brigade to victory but he was caught at mid-off for a superb 71, from just 42 balls with five fours and four sixes,10 short of victory.
Brigade still needed just six off the last over but Ross Hunter bowled Ryan Barr second ball and then restricted Josh Wilson and JP Millar to just two leg byes to send the leaders to only their third defeat of the season.