Saturday washout in Long’s SuperValu League

For the second week running the rain was the winner across the North West with all seven scheduled fixtures in the Long’s SuperValu league washed away on Saturday afternoon.

The game between Ardmore and Bonds Glen had been abandoned early on following the death overnight of Bee Gees stalwart, Norman Hamilton.

A handful of overs were possible in three matches, notably at Beechgrove where Brigade had reached 52-2 after 10 before the rain set in.

Iftikhar Hussain looked to be warming up for next weekend’s cup final as he hit 8 fours in his 21-ball 36 not out, but it was to be all in vain.

Strabane’s overseas man Nasir Nawar was also among the runs as the Red Caps started well at Bready- he hit 7 fours and a six in his 37 while Kevin Gallagher chipped in with 22 in the visitors 85-3 from 17 overs.

Ian Young picked up 2-14 as Strabane slipped from 72-0 but here again, it was to matter little in the end.

Only 4 overs were possible at Burndennett where the home side made 32-0 with Marty Mehaffey unbeaten on 24 when the stumps were pulled there too.

With two replays from last weekend and the Faughan Valley cup final to be played on Sunday, and of course the senior cup final next weekend, let’s hope the weather picks up over the next few days.


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