Glendermott failed to pull off their second unlikely victory of the weekend yesterday, as Donemana won a tense match by three wickets at The Holm.
Gordon Montgomery’s team, fresh from a stunning win over Strabane on Saturday, were in the game for long periods in spite of only mustering 146 all out when they batted first.
Gavin Christian, their South African professional, struck six fours and two sixes in a top score of 65, but Glendermott continued to lose wickets after Christian’s solid opening stand with Bob Robinson.
Andy McBrine took three for 20 and Kamran Sajjid four for 17, including a hat-trick, as the last six Glendermott wickets fell for 40 runs.
Set a revised target of 148 in 42 overs, Donemana lost three wickets for just three runs to slump to 67 for five as Stuart Cochrane and veteran Charlie Elder shared six wickets.
Not a single Donemana batsman reached 30 but after slumping to 125 for seven James McBrine finished the game with an unbeaten 18.
Glendermott will not be too disappointed though after Saturday’s 15-run win over Strabane took them off bottom spot.
Christian struck 11 fours and six sixes in a brilliant 127 as his team piled up 252 for six batting first. Robinson added 48 and Montgomery 52 while Peter Connell and Tommy Barr took three wickets apiece.
Aaron Gillespie and Mark Gillespie both got starts for Strabane but despite a late rally from Derek Lynch (32 no) they finished 15 runs short.
Glendermott now have a one-point advantage over Bready with the sides still to meet on the final day of the season.