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Bready extend lead at the top

Thursday, 14 June 2018

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BREADY retained their top spot in the NWCU Premiership table with a 6-wicket win over Strabane.
A half century from Ryan Gallagher (53) along with Tommy Barr (39) and Aaron Gillespie (36) were much the best of the Red Caps' competitive total of 195-7.
Overseas man Irosh Samarasooriya led the way with the ball for Bready and he showed his quality with the bat too as the league leaders carved out a pivotal win with an unbeaten 72. Jamie Magee backed up the Sri Lankan with a valuable 68 at the top of the order.
Strabane's bowlers didn't give up the fight with  Gallagher's 2-35 and Chathura Peiris's 2-46 the best of their efforts but Davy Scanlon's side were always in charge.
The Magheramason side who extended their lead at the summit on a day that threw up a few surprises in fixtures elsewhere.
This weekend sees the second round of the Bank Of Ireland Senior Cup get underway. Newbuildings have already booked their place in the semi-final with a 69 run win over Ballyspallen at Bridge Park.
This Saturday, Eglinton host Fox Lodge, Donemana's bid for seven in a row takes them to Coleraine, while Ardmore entertain Brigade.
Strabane
G Gillespie+ c R Dougherty b I Samarasooriya...14
R Logue b C Olphert...10
A Gillespie  b C Young...36
C Pereis lbw b I Samarasooriya...0
R Gallagher c D Rankin b G McFaul...53
P Gillespie  b A Lucas...1
T Barr c R Dougherty b I Samarasooriya...39
J Gillespie not out...12
M McNulty not out...1
Extras (b1 lb2 w26 nb0)...29
TOTAL: 7 wickets for ...195
FOW: 1-21 (R Logue) 2-62 (G Gillespie) 3-66 (C Pereis) 4-81 (A Gillespie) 5-82 (P Gillespie) 6-162 (R Gallagher) 7-194 (T Barr)
Bowlers: C Young 10-1-29-1-3; G McFaul 9-1-28-1-4; R Barr 6-0-21-0-2; C Olphert 5-0-32-1-10; I Samarasooriya 10-2-29-3-1; A Lucas 10-1-53-1-5;
Bready
D Rankin b C Pereis...10
J Magee b R Gallagher...68
M McCloskey c M McNulty b R Gallagher...2
I Samarasooriya not out...72
R Dougherty lbw b C Pereis...14
D Scanlon* not out...1
Extras (b1 lb8 w19 nb1)...29
TOTAL: 4 wickets for...196
FOW: 1-26(D Rankin) 2-54(M McCloskey) 3-151(J Magee) 4-195(R Dougherty)
Bowlers: A Gillespie 4-1-16-0-1; C Pereis 8-0-46-2; R Gallagher 10-1-35-2-3; R Logue 6-0-23-0; T Barr 4-0-19-0; Tom Harper 6-0-48-0-4-1

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