Cricket: Dunn gets Roe Valley men through with one ball to spare

Drummond's Andy Christie will have to be top form in the last four tie of the Eric Cooke Cup.
Drummond's Andy Christie will have to be top form in the last four tie of the Eric Cooke Cup.

Drummond are the second team through to the semi-finals of the Eric Cooke Cup and like Brigade, they too had a big scare as they eventually seen off a makeshift Burndennett side on Thursday.

Mark Doherty was in terrific form for the visitors as they took first use Doherty batting the whole way through for his 53 (5 fours) as Burndennett closed on 100-5 from their 20 overs. Neal Stewart (2-14) was the pick of the Roe Valley men’s attack but they then struggled themselves in the chase.

Adam McDaid made 31 (2 fours) at the top of the order but two wickets each for Gerard McAuley (2-10), Colin Pollock (2-17), Declan Pollock (2-24) and Paul Murphy (2-27) gave Burndennett real hope. They couldn’t finish it off however and a series of dropped catches was to burst the visitors’ bubble as Simon Dunn (22*) got the home side through with one ball to spare.