Fox Lodge handed themselves a lifeline in the North West Premiership by beating Bready by six runs on Duckworth-Lewis last night.
It was remarkably their first league victory of the season at the 11th time of asking but realistically, Jason Milligan’s side would still appear to require a miracle to stay up.
They simply had to beat Bready to have any chance of survival and maintaining a decade-long stay in the top flight but things didn’t look good for the Ballymagorry side when once again they blew a promising start with the bat. From 62 without loss they were soon 113 for seven and only some handy runs down the order, including 20 from Andrew McGinnis allowed them to reach 161 for nine in a game reduced to 43 overs per side. Iftikhar Hussain top scored with 48 while Ryan Barr was Bready’s best bowler with three for 39.