Double-header weekend to finish T20 Groups
The group stages of the White Horse Hotel T20 Cup will be played to a finish this weekend making it a busy couple of days for the majority of local teams. Brigade can put their feet up ahead of the start of next week’s 40-over competition having already won all six games, while in the same group, Strabane and Killyclooney will be competing for second place when they meet at the Park on Saturday.
The Red Caps seem set to lose their Leinster loanees after this game and will be hoping that they can sign off with a win before they try to re-group for the next stage of the season.
For everyone else it’s a double-header weekend with all still to play for in the other three groups. Donemana currently have the advantage over Ardmore in the table however the Holm side travel to the Bleachgreen on Sunday in what could be a winner-take-all contest.
Both teams are on the road before that with the leaders at Ballyspallen and Ardmore at Foyle College to play the Saints.
Game of the day on Saturday is at Foyleview where Newbuildings entertain Bready. Only bonus points separate that pair at the moment- a testament to how well the home side have started their season. It could be very early to call that a group decider however as Newbuildings are then at the Rectory on Sunday while Bready entertain Burndennett.
Eglinton remain in pole position in the final group and they have the advantage of the two teams chasing them- Fox Lodge and Coleraine- meeting each other on Sunday.
A win for the villagers at home to the Bannsiders on Sunday would secure top spot for them.
White Horse Hotel T20 Cup fixtures for this weekend (all games start 2pm)-
Strabane v Killyclooney
Bonds Glen v Fox Lodge
Eglinton v Coleraine
Glendermott v Burndennett
Newbuildings v Bready
St Johnston v Ardmore
Ballyspallen v Donemana
Eglinton v Bonds Glen
Fox Lodge v Coleraine
Glendermott v Newbuildings
Bready v Burndennett
Donemana v Ardmore
St Johnston v Ballyspallen