Cricket: Holm men looking to maintain league start

Andrew Fleming pictured at the crease for St. Johnston during Saturday's match against Carrickfergus. INLS2115-135KM
Andrew Fleming pictured at the crease for St. Johnston during Saturday's match against Carrickfergus. INLS2115-135KM

After a few week break it’s back to Long’s Supervalu Premiership action this Saturday.

On Friday, the North West Warriors take on the Northern Knights at Eglinton at 5pm, followed on Sunday at 2.30pm again at Eglinton when the Warriors entertain Leinster Lightning both games are T-20’s.

Bready v Eglinton

Davy Scanlon’s side have had an ok start to the season they have been missing Craig Young in the bowling department with only the skipper himself in form with the ball, Mark Loubser has yet to build on his opening day century.

Eglinton although winning last week have to be concerned with their batting only one of them managed to get into double figures, their spinners did them proud last Saturday.

Prediction: Bready.

Donemana v Strabane

The men from the Holm only defeat came in the Irish Senior Cup although a number of their batsmen have yet to strike form especially their pro Jan Frylinck but that will surely improve.

There were celebrations at Strabane last Saturday when they recorded their first win of the season, that will surely have given them a huge lift but this will be another challenge.

Prediction: Donemana.

Ardmore v Brigade

This is a dress rehearsal for the Danske Bank Senior Cup quarter final in two weeks time, the men from the Green were a little unlucky to lose at CSNI last Saturday where their late order batsmen let them down.

Brigade are many pundits tip for the league this season but although they have won their opening two fixtures they haven’t been overly impressive, they need more from their top order.

Prediction: Brigade.

St Johnston v Coleraine

The Saints are finding life tough, although they made their highest score of the season in last weeks defeat by Carrickfergus it was still only 137 some of their batsmen are getting into the thirties but then getting out.

The Bannsiders on paper look to be the strongest team in the division and so far so good however they did get knocked out of the Irish Senior Cup by an ordinary Muckamore side which shows they can be beaten not on Saturday though.

Prediction: Coleraine.