Craig Young returns to Warriors squad for Bready T20 Festival

Craig Young has been named in the North West Warriors squad for the first time this summer as Boyd Rankin’s charges prepare for their home T20 Festival at Bready this weekend. 

The Ireland International pace bowler has been given the all-clear after surgery on a hand injury sustained during the World Cup qualifiers in December.

Prior to the injury, ‘Youngy’ had been bowling as well as at any time in his career and Warriors Head Coach Boyd Rankin said he was delighted to find out yesterday that the former Bready man would be available this weekend.

“It’s great to have him back and everyone knows the quality that Craig brings to the side. It will definitely be a real boost to the squad to have him available again” he said.

Young for Raymond Curry is the only change from the Warriors’ first T20 squad that won two of their three matches in Belfast last month.

William Porterfield is again unavailable due to coaching commitments as the hosts look to build on their current second place standing in the table.

Following Tuesday’s abandoned 50-over game between Munster Reds and Leinster Lightning it is now all to play for in that competition when the Warriors host the Cork side at Eglinton on 1 July.

The Head Coach will be keen to maintain his side’s interest in this one too, ahead of the final round of matches in Dublin at the end of July.

The Warriors are first up on Friday morning as they take on the Northern Knights at 11am followed by two afternoon starts against Munster on Saturday and Leinster Lightning on Sunday.

The Warriors squad in full is-

A McBrine (capt)

S Doheny

S Getkate

G Hume

G Kennedy

W McClintock

N McGuire

C Young

S Macbeth

R Macbeth

T McKeegan

C Olphert

J Wilson

 

Weekend fixtures-

Friday 10 June

NW Warriors v Northern Knights (11am)

Munster Reds v Leinster Lightning (3.30pm)

 

Saturday 11 June

Leinster Lightning v Northern Knights (11am)

NW Warriors v Muster Reds (3.30pm)

 

Sunday 12 June

Northern Knights v Munster Reds (11am)

NW Warriors v Leinster Lightning (3.30pm)

 

The North West Warriors are kindly sponsored by – Fleming-Agri Products Ltd

Originally set up in Donegal in the northwest of Ireland by Robert John Fleming in 1860, ownership of the company has remained in the Fleming family to the present, ranking as one of the oldest agricultural machinery companies in the UK and Ireland. The company trades in over 20 countries and employs over 100 people in their modern 6-acre site in Newbuildings. They specialise in agricultural, countryside and ground care machinery with over 100 products on offer: https://www.fleming-agri.com/

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