“Scra” looking forward to T20 Festival
North West Warriors skipper Andy McBrine has said his side is looking forward to the upcoming T20 Festival at Pembroke which runs this weekend from Saturday to Monday.
The Warriors won the T20 cup in 2014 but haven’t quite matched those heights since, however the Donemana all-rounder is hopeful of a good showing this summer.
“Hopefully we’ll get a bit of decent weather for the games. Pembroke is a great setting and both players and spectators seemed to enjoy the format last year” he began.
“Our squad has been training hard over the winter and we have a lot of good young players looking to break through. I’ve been impressed with how hard the boys are working and have no doubt we’ll see the benefits of that very soon.”
“As skipper, my approach is to ensure the players go out there and play their own game. T20 is a format why you need to do that and I have every confidence in our squad which has a good balance of youth and experience. We have come a long way as a squad and I will be telling the lands to play without fear and to enjoy the occasion.”
“As well as being a good spectacle, this Festival is also an important part of the build up for myself and the rest of the Irish squad. It will provide much needed game time before the Zimbabwe series and the T20 World Cup qualifiers. No doubt the selectors will be keeping an eye on proceedings too as they prepare for those upcoming International tournaments, so there is plenty of motivation to do well.”
The Warriors begin their programme with a game against the Northern Knights on Saturday morning at 11:30am.
Andy McBrine (c), Craig Young, Ross Allen, William Porterfield, Max Burton, Stuart Thompson, David Rankin, Kyle Magee, Boyd Rankin, Adam McDaid, Graham Hume, Aaron Gillespie, Graham Kennedy, Tommy Orr, Varun Chopra.