Cricket bonanza marks Bank Holiday weekend

There’s cricket everywhere you look over the next few days as action bounces around between a whole host of competitions, sure to keep supporters entertained over the Bank Holiday weekend and beyond.

It all gets under way on Thursday morning as the North West Warriors travel to East Belfast for a 50-over cup game against the Northern Knights at Stormont (10.45). Both sides are playing catch-up with the Munster Reds and the visitors will be keen to make up for an unfortunate DLS defeat in the reverse fixture at Bready last month.

On Friday it’s the turn of the Women’s national team as they play the first game of their series against South Africa at Sydney Parade in Dublin (4.30pm). From a local perspective the hope will be that Bready all-rounder Alana Dalzell gets her chance to shine in at least some of the upcoming games.

Domestically there are then a set of Friday night fixtures in the Best Western White Horse Hotel T20 Cup.

In Group A, Killyclooney take on second-placed Brigade while Fox Lodge, who currently lead the table by a single point entertain neighbours Burndennett.

There’s just one match in Group B as Eglinton and St Johnston, two teams still looking for their first win in this competition, meet at the village.

Glendermott and Donemana, who are both chasing unbeaten Newbuildings in Group C, lock horns at the Rectory while in the final section, leaders Bready are at Ardmore while Coleraine entertain Ballyspallen.

The Long’s SuperValu leagues take centre stage on Saturday starting in Group A of that competition where leaders Bready host bottom side Glendermott.

Strabane take on Fox Lodge at the Park in what looks a competitive fixture- the visitors no doubt hoping that overseas man Marco Marais has recovered from his back strain in time for the weekend.

St Johnston welcome Ardmore to the Boathole while in-form Bonds Glen will hope to make life difficult for third placed Brigade up at Kildoag.

In Group B, current leaders Burndennett can expect to have their credentials put to the test as they face Donemana at the Holm.

Eglinton take on a Ballyspallen side who have won both of their games so far while Killyclooney will be hoping they can get their first win at home to Coleraine.

Newbuildings have no game on Saturday, however Gareth McKeegan’s men have an unscheduled outing on Sunday as they host ‘Spallen in the Sports Hub senior cup quarter-finals.

The Roe Valley men are in action in the National Cup on the weekend of 18th June when the rest of the senior cup ties are being played, so the game has been brought forward to this Sunday with an 11am start.


Thursday 2 June at Stormont 

Clear Currency IP50 Cup (10.45am)

Northern Knights v North West Warriors


Friday 3 June

Best Western White Horse Hotel T20 Cup (6.30pm)

Killyclooney v Brigade

Fox Lodge v Burndennett

Eglinton v St Johnston

Glendermott v Donemana

Bready v Ardmore

Coleraine v Ballyspallen


Saturday 4 June

Long’s SuperValu league (12 noon)

Bready v Glendermott

Strabane v Fox Lodge

St Johnston v Ardmore

Bonds Glen v Brigade

Donemana v Burndennett

Eglinton v Ballyspallen

Killyclooney v Coleraine



Sunday 5 June

Sports Hub NW Senior Cup (11am)

Newbuildings v Ballyspallen

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