Britton’s bat helps Brigade lift Sam

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Donemana won the Faughan Valley Cup on a bowl-out in the second consecutive year the showpiece was ruined by the elements.

Andy McBrine and Jordan McGonigle struck for Donemana in a 2-1 victory over Eglinton.

There was action earlier in a run filled encounter between Brigade and Donemana in the Sam McConnell Memorial Cup.

Andy McBrine smashed 10 fours and 5 sixes as he top scored with 93 from just 45 balls as Donemana piled up 163 for 7 from just 15 overs. McBrine was given excellent support from Ricky-Lee Dougherty, who made 45.

But Iftikhar Hussain cracked 76 from 42 balls (7 fours, 3 sixes) to put Brigade well on course for the win. And Skipper Andrew Britton took them to the 8 wicket win with two overs to spare - he hit 6 fours and 3 sixes in his 56 not out from just 25 balls to Man of the Match. Johnny Robinson (20*) offered excellent support as the Beechgrove side collected another piece of silverware.

DONEMANA: G McClintock c G Connor b Donnell 0; A McBrine c Hussain b Britton 93 (10 FOURS, 5 SIXES, 45 BALLS; RL Dougherty b Robinson 45; W McClintock c Hunter b Robinson 1; T Riddles c Campbell b Britton 6; R McBrine c Donnell b Britton 7; K Dougherty not out 1; R Laird b Britton 0; R Kee; J McGonigle; W McBrine: Extras 10 (2w, 1nb, 4b, 3lb) Total (7 wkts, 15 overs) 163: Fall: 1-0 2-98 3-101 4-108 5-162 6-163 7-163

Bowling: N Donnell 3-0-33-1; M Simpson 3-0-35-0 I Hussain 3-0-30-0; J Robinson 3-0-31-2; A Britton 3-0-27-4

BRIGADE: I Hussain c RL Dougherty b McGonigle 76 (7 fours, 3 sixes, 42 balls); R Hunter lbw R McBrine 10; A Britton not out 56 (6 fours, 3 sixes. 25 balls); J Robinson not out 20; M Simpson; G Connor; M Gillespie; C Dixon; N Donnell; B Connor; H Campbell: Extras 5 (4w 1b) Total (2 wkts, 13 overs) 167: Fall: 1-41 2-137: Bowling: R McBrine 2-0-23-1; W McClintock 1-0-21-0; G McClintock 2-0-32-0; A McBrine 3-0-35-0; J McGonigle 3-0-25-1; W McBrine 2-0-17-0, K Dougherty 1-0-13-0.