Weather wins again as Brigade seize title initiative

IT HAS been a truly awful “summer” for cricket administrators to deal with and the queue of outstanding fixtures grew even longer last weekend as only two matches survived yet another miserable few days.

In actual fact only one game reached a conclusion as Brigade somehow managed to wrestle a win at Coleraine having been on the ropes for all but the final 10 overs of a truly absorbing contest.

Limavady’s game at home to Eglinton was nicely poised with the home side on 76 for 2 as they try to chase down the ‘Villagers’ total of 206 and that one was due to resume last night and continue tonight if necessary.

Limavady were then due to pull up at Beechgrove on Sunday for a real top-of-the-table showdown with the Waterside team but more rain put paid to that and the fact that the ‘Roesiders’ were also due to start against Bready this midweek and Eglinton due to meet Strabane, those two are now also postponed to allow this one to finish.

It is very difficult to envisage the full season now being completed, but it is something over which the North-West Union now has no control. If anything the situation is even worse in Division 2 and despite just eight teams in the league this season there are clubs now with 5 matches to squeeze into the final three weeks of the season and no sign of a let up in the postponements!