Weekend programme decimated by rain

The recent spell of good weather was but a distant memory this weekend as heavy rain across the North West wiped out almost all of the planned schedule, save for a couple of league matches on Saturday afternoon.

The headline act- the Rario IPT20 Festival at Bready- started with a bang as the North West Warriors reduced Munster Reds to 88-7 after 17 overs on Friday morning, however the players ran to take cover at that stage and weren’t seen again after, with that one and the remaining five matches all abandoned.

It had been a similar story on Thursday night with the six domestic T20 semi-finals all being decided by bowl-outs.

The Long’s SuperValu league programme was hit hard as well, however there were new leaders on Saturday night after Ardmore posted a 63-run (DLS) win at home to Glendermott to go top of the table.

A 114-run second wicket partnership between Harry Zimmermann and Rachit Gaur helped the Bleachgreen side to a total of 150-6 in their reduced 22 overs; Owen Adair (3-30) and JJ O’Brien (2-26) best with the ball for the Rectory outfit.

Alan Johnson hit 35 and Gihan Cloete (32) in a 59-run partnership for the visitors- however Dharm Singh (4-23), Ciaran Roundtree (3-5) and Aviwe Mgijima (2-27) combined to earn a maximum-points win for Ardmore.

Eglinton made it three wins on the bounce as they moved into that crucial 8th place with a 7-wicket win at home to Bonds Glen.

Heinrich Roberts made 27, Samuel Haslett 26 and Kyle Moore 21 not out as the visitors posted 154 all out from their 40 overs.

Jamie Millar (3-23), Josh Martin (3-27) and Robbie Millar (3-21) were best with the ball for the villagers who had little difficulty knocking off the required runs.

Mike Erlank hit 3 fours and 2 sixes in his unbeaten 49 with Millar adding 27 not out as that pair’s unbroken 62-run partnership sealed the win.

The league table shows the top four-Ardmore, Killyclooney, Bready and Brigade have now put distance between themselves and the rest, leaving a real scrap for the other four Premier Division places at this stage.

With six matches to go it leaves Coleraine, Fox Lodge, Donemana, Eglinton and Newbuildings fighting it out and one of them potentially missing out on next season’s top flight places.

 

LONG’S SUPERVALU SENIOR LEAGUE- CURRENT STANDINGS

TEAM PLAYED WON LOST NO RESULT BONUS PTS TOTAL PTS
1-Ardmore 8 7 1 0 28 168
2- Killyclooney 8 7 1 0 26 166
3-Bready 8 7 1 0 22 162
4-Brigade 8 6 2 0 31 151
5-Coleraine 8 5 3 0 21 121
6-Fox Lodge 7 5 2 0 19 119
7-Donemana 8 4 4 0 30 110
8-Eglinton 8 4 4 0 23 103
9-Newbuildings 7 4 3 0 21 101
10-St Johnston 7 3 4 0 14 74
11-Strabane 8 2 6 0 21 61
12-Bonds Glen 8 2 6 0 10 50
13-Ballyspallen 7 1 6 0 8 28
14-Glendermott 9 1 8 0 3 23
15-Burndennett 7 0 7 0 13 13

 

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