Buchanan inspires Bready Ladies to impressive victory

The Bready team which defeated Fox Lodge in the Derry Mid-Week Ladies Charity Cup final at Bready Cricket Club on Sunday. INLS2115-129KM
The Bready team which defeated Fox Lodge in the Derry Mid-Week Ladies Charity Cup final at Bready Cricket Club on Sunday. INLS2115-129KM

In the Love & Key Memorial Ladies final a player-of-the-match performance from Vanessa Buchanan helped Bready to a seven wicket win over Fox Lodge.

While Foyle College reached the quarter-finals of the Ulster Bank Schools Cup with a resounding nine wicket win against Friends School at Duncreggan Road.

R Scott’s 28 was the only contribution as Friends were bundled out for just 51 - three wickets apiece for Dylan McCloskey and Richard Long.

Ethan Lapsley was forced to retire hurt from the first ball of the Foyle reply - struck on the elbow by a Cochrane short ball.

Ireland Under 19 star Andrew Austin struck five boundaries in a quickfire 25 before being dismissed with just six needed.

Alford hit three fours and a six in an unbeaten 18, while Long finished on two not out.

Foyle now play Campbell College for a semi-final slot.