It is still all to play for in the North West as Ardmore hit the front and knowing that victory in their final two games will bring the title to the Bleachgreen for the first time.

Brigade, who were idle today, but play their penultimate game at St Johnston today are their only remaining challengers but trail by seven points.

In the battle for the top eight, which will determine who plays in the Premiership next season, victories for Eglinton, Newbuildings, Donemana and Coleraine have put them in pole position with Fox Lodge slipping back to ninth, with two games to play, after a shock defeat by Burndennett who won their first game of the season.

Eglinton’s victory, which keeps them in fifth place, was the most dramatic of the day, as it needed an unbroken last wicket stand of 46 to beat St Johnston.

Jamie Millar was the hero with 70 not out but last man Dylan Young deserves as much of the credit facing 27 balls in the 12-over partnership while scoring just one run.