Seventh final in-a-row for cup kings Donemana

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Seventh final in-a-row for cup kings Donemana thumbnailDonemana's William McClintock makes it home.

AN emphatic 133-run win over Bready on Saturday saw Donemana advance to their seventh consecutive Bank of Ireland Senior Cup final.

Ricky-Lee Dougherty's men can now equal the record of six cups in a row in a two-innings decider at Beechgrove at the end of July against Championship side Ballyspallen, who recorded an impressive win at home to top-flight Fox Lodge in the other semi-final.

It was an all-round team performance that saw the holders into another cup final. Imran Butt and Andy McBrine's 135-run stand for the third steadied the ship for Donemana, who getter better as the afternoon progressed.

William McClintock added to the Donemana momentum with a quick-fire 68 (8 fours, 2 sixes). Bready's Craig Young (2-44) and Davy Scanlon (2-56) battled hard and picked up wickets in the middle overs, however man-of-the-match Butt had by now gone to his century (8 fours) there was no looking back for Donemana

After setting a big 279, the hosts' David Rankin and Andrew Austin put on 45 for the first wicket before Junior McBrine trapped the former having made 25.

Austin and Iroosh Samarasooriya took that to 74 before the opener was out to Andy McBrine for 33. Donemana's spinners took complete control despite the best efforts of Samarasooriya, and the Sri Lankan was finally out for a patient 41 (2 fours). Jamie Magee (15) was the only one left to make it to double figures as Bready finished well beaten on 146 all out.

Andy McBrine (4-17), Junior (3-17) and McGonigle (3-33) all combined to account for all ten wickets in a solid display for the champions.



I Butt b Samarasooriya 105

T Riddles c Austin b Young 0

G McClintock b Scanlon 0

Andy McBrine b Scanlon 66

W McClintock c Scanlon b Lucas 68

RL Dougherty c Rankin b Young 13

A Riddles not out 6

K Dougherty run out 5

W McBrine run out 2

J McGonigle not out 1

Extras 13

Total (8 wkts, 50.0 overs) 279

FOW: 1-1 (T Riddles), 2-2 (G McClintock), 3-137 (Andy McBrine), 4-242 (W McClintock), 5-253 (I Butt), 6-266 (RL Dougherty), 7-274 (K Dougherty), 8-277 (W McBrine)



A Austin lbw Andy McBrine 33

D Rankin lbw Jun McBrine 25

I Samarasooriya c A McBrine b Jun McBrine 41

K Hamilton c A McBrine b McGonigle 0

RL Dougherty lbw Andy McBrine 3

C Young b Andy McBrine 0

J Magee c RL Dougherty b Andy McBrine 15

D Scanlon b McGonigle 4

R Kelly c&b McGonigle 4

R Barr not out 8

A Lucas b Jun McBrine 5

Extras (b 0, lb 2, nb 0, w 6, p 0) 8

Total 146

FOW: 1-45 (D Rankin), 2-74 (A Austin), 3-77 (K Hamilton), 4-89 (RL Dougherty), 5-89 (C Young), 6-111 (J Magee), 7-115 (I Samarasooriya), 8-128 (D Scanlon), 9-138 (R Kelly), 10-146 (A Lucas),


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