Cricket: Senior Cup Final dress rehearsal at the Holm

Donemana's Jan Frylinck in full flight during Saturday's NW Senior Cup win over Coleraine. Picture by Keith Moore/Press Eye
Donemana's Jan Frylinck in full flight during Saturday's NW Senior Cup win over Coleraine. Picture by Keith Moore/Press Eye

There is a full programme of Long’s Supervalu Premiership fixtures on Saturday as things hot up at both ends of the table.

Champions Strabane travel to league leaders Coleraine and fresh from their first league victory of the season St Johnston travel to title contenders Brigade.

Donemana v Eglinton

This is a dress rehearsal for the NW Senior Cup final, the home side after Saturday’s big cup win lost their way a bit on the Sunday and relinquished top spot in the table, however they have a talented young side who could well dominate local cricket for many years to come.

Eglinton had a marvellous weekend with a double victory, Stuart Thompson showed if anybody had any doubts why he is a regular in the Ireland squad, they also have a gem in professional Orion Williams, this one will be keenly contested.

Prediction: Donemana.

Ardmore v Bready

The Bleachgreen men put up a very poor performance in their defeat at St Johnston, after their top four batsmen they seem to have very little to offer, they now find them selves joint bottom with three other teams.

Bready are one of those sides, they like a number of teams rely heavily on their top order and they may also be without Craig Young on international duty and skipper David Scanlon who is unavailable which makes the home side favourites.

Prediction: Ardmore.

Brigade v St Johnston

Brigade were bitterly disappointed with last Sundays semi final defeat, they must pick them selves up and concentrate on the league and their upcoming Ulster cup game at home to Waringstown.

The Saints after their big win last week will now hope to build on that, however their talented batsman Michael Rankin could be out for a number of weeks with a wrist injury and they may also be without opener Andrew Fleming

Prediction: Brigade.

Coleraine v Strabane

The men from Sandel Lodge are now two points clear at the top still unbeaten in the league, they showed what they were made of when they bounced back from a bad day on Saturday with that big win on Sunday.

Strabane are one of four sides on just two points, their bowling took a bit of a hammering last Saturday and that has to improve, their is still a doubt over Peter Gillespie’s fitness.

Prediction: Coleraine.