NW CRICKET: Big Guns On Collision Course In Senior Cup

Donemana's Andrew Riddles pictured at the crease during Saturday match against Newbuildings. INLS2316-102KM
Donemana's Andrew Riddles pictured at the crease during Saturday match against Newbuildings. INLS2316-102KM

Semi-final draw sends Brigade to Donemana; Coleraine land home tie with Bready

The Bannsiders crushed last year’s beaten finalists, Eglinton whilst the holders overcame a sticky start before they put Newbuildings to the sword; however Brigade were given a real going over by Drummond before they too booked their place in Sunday’s draw.

Bready make up the “Big 3.75” after they got past Strabane in a game that both sides had ample chances to win- Andrew Austin’s century ultimately the difference between them.

There was just one game in the Long’s SuperValu Premiership- that at Ardmore on Sunday where both overseas professionals, Marlo Jardine for the hosts and Oraine Williams of Eglinton, posted centuries. The hosts made what looked like a winning total of 291 but despite the absence of Stuart Thompson on Ireland “A” duty, the villagers chased it down with a bit in hand.

In the Championship we have a three-way tie for the lead. Glendermott kept up their 100% winning start as they overcame a St Johnston team that has now, worryingly, lost all four of their league matches to date just months after their relegation from the top flight.

Ballyspallen recovered from their midweek reverse at the hands of Newbuildings to beat Bonds Glen, while there’s still no win for Burndennett, who found Killyclooney, and Andre Henry in particular, too hot to handle.

The big game of the weekend in the division was put back to Sunday given Newbuildings’ participation in Saturday’s senior cup- Dale Culbert’s men losing out to Fox Lodge by 6 wickets.

Marco Marais was the star for the Ballymagorry men as the South African claimed 5 wickets with the ball before adding an unbeaten 71 in the reply.