The North West Warriors are back in Interprovincial action again on Thursday morning as Munster Reds arrive at Eglinton for their first game of the new season. The home selectors have opted to stick with the 13 that travelled to Pembroke on Saturday for the 50-over contest against a side making their debut in the “List A” competition.

Skipper Curtis Campher is joined by the likes of Gareth Delany, Tyrone Kane, Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin and new recruit PJ Moor and the Reds certainly look a compact unit.

Head Coach Gary Wilson will want his team to improve with the bat on Thursday, having been bowled out for 204 at Sydney Parade at the weekend. It was a tough ask first up for the Warriors- especially in the face of some quality bowling from George Dockrell’s outfit, however they will be hoping to build on that here.

The hosts have plenty of power in their order of course and they certainly bat deeper these days. Graham Hume led the middle really well in Dublin after skipper, Andy McBrine had slotted in at number three. William Porterfield, Stephen Doheny, McBrine and Stuart Thompson might well be a top four worth trying again.

The Warriors squad has been training at both Donemana and Eglinton this week in the run up to the game as preparations for a busy month continue.

Hopefully the weather holds kind for a full day’s play- action gets under way at 10.45 am and the game is being streamed ‘live’ on Cricket Ireland’s YouTube channel.

Warriors squad in full-

Andy McBrine (capt), William Porterfield, Shane Getkate, Stuart Thompson, Stephen Doheny, William McClintock, Graham Kennedy, Ross Allen, Graham Hume, Nathan McGuire, Boyd Rankin, Conor Olphert, Craig Young


The North West Warriors are sponsored by Fleming-Agri whose logo will appear on the new playing kit and on advertising boards around the boundary. The support of Fleming-Agri is hugely appreciated by Warriors players, coaches and the NWCU.

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