Coleraine and Brigade can barely be separated ahead of next weekend’s mouth-watering double-header between the North West Premiership’s top two.
The Bannsiders retain a slim two-point advantage as they saw off a resurgent Bready by six wickets at Sandel Lodge.
Bready struggled to inject any pace into their innings with Romano Ramoo, David Barr, Robert Spence and David Rankin all batting long periods without getting on top of the bowlers.
Ryan Barr smashed four sixes in a rapid 42 from 30 balls to drag Bready to 166 all out with Jarred Barnes, Gordon Cooke and Rory Knox all taking two wickets.
Bready had some hope when Coleraine slumped to four for two in reply, especially with home professional Roy Silva back in Sri Lanka for a week for the birth of his child.
But Scott Campbell and captain David Cooke both struck unbeaten half-centuries as Coleraine eased home with more than nine overs to spare.
Brigade had lost to Fox Lodge at Ballymagorry a week previously, but there was no repeat on a seamer-friendly surface at Beechgrove. The Foxies, title outsiders at the start of the day, were routed for 45 in just 27.5 overs. Jason Milligan, the opening batsman, was the only man to reach double figures as Johnny Thompson (4-11) and off-spinner Simon Dunn (4-12) ran riot.
Brigade took just 11.2 overs to complete the job for the loss of just Mattie Moran.
Donemana removed themselves from any potential relegation battle by beating Eglinton by seven wickets at The Holm.
Batting first, Andy Christie hit 38 and Stuart Thompson 45 as Eglinton reached the apparent comfort of 130 for two but the introduction of Jordan McGonigle turned the match decisively in Donemana’s favour.
The left-arm spinner took five for 18 as Eglinton lost their last eight wickets for 34 runs to slump to 164 all out.
Donemana’s run chase wasn’t straightforward early on as Richard Wylie, the Eglinton spinners, removed Tom Riddles and key man Andrew McBrine with just 14 on the board.
William McClintock then hit seven fours and three sixes in a fine 60 and Kamran Sajjid added an unbeaten 79, including seven fours and four sixes, in a seven-wicket win. Donemana eased home with more than 12 overs to spare.
Ardmore won the Samuel Jeffrey Shield as Adrian Murphy struck a century in the 63-run win over Drummond at Eglinton.
Murphy hit 106 in a total of 213 for seven. Richard McDaid took three wickets.
Stevie Moore hit 42 but Drummond were all out for 150 as Ardmore won the trophy for the first time in 11 years.