It’s probably no surprise that the North West Warriors have named an unchanged panel for this weekend’s first T20 Festival at Pembroke after their impressive win in Cork on Tuesday. Gary Wilson’s charges have been in Dublin since then, and the 12 who were at the Mardyke, plus Ross Allen who will travel down tomorrow, will hope to make their mark in the opening round of T20 fixtures. 

Conor Olphert remains sidelined through injury with Stuart Thompson also unavailable but that will present more opportunities for the likes of Kyle Magee, Varun Chopra and Jared Wilson. The batting looked very solid against the Reds, especially given the solid start from the top order and Head Coach Wilson will be hoping for more of the same over the three days.

First up is a game against the Knights at 4pm on Friday and it’s another afternoon start on Saturday when Munster provide the opposition. The Warriors finish off against Leinster Lightning on Sunday morning (11am) before heading home after a long, but hopefully enjoyable week.

It has all the makings of a superb weekend of cricket given the array of talent that will be on show and we’ll be hoping for more of the same next weekend (25-27 June) when the show moves on to Bready.

This weekend’s Warriors squad-

Andy McBrine, William Porterfield, Stephen Doheny, Shane Getkate, Nathan McGuire, Ross Allen, William McClintock, Graham Kennedy, Craig Young, Varun Chopra, Graham Hume, Kyle Magee, Jared Wilson.


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