CRICKET: Title contenders clash at Bleechgreen this weekend

A close shave for Brigade II's batsman Dougie Huey during Saturday's match against Coleraine seconds. INLS2616-115KM
A close shave for Brigade II's batsman Dougie Huey during Saturday's match against Coleraine seconds. INLS2616-115KM

This weekend it’s back to league action for Long’s Supervalu Premier League sides.

The game of the day takes place at the Bleachgreen with Ardmore hosting fellow title contenders Coleraine.

Ardmore v Coleraine

The Bleachgreen men are sitting in joint second in the table having won three out of their four games and they firmly believe that this could be their season to win the title. Coleraine are the only unbeaten side in the Premier League and now having reached the senior cup final they are brimming with confidence.

Gordon Cooke with the ball seems to be getting better with age and they have match winners throughout their side.

Prediction: Coleraine

Strabane v Donemana

Things don’t get any easier for the Red Caps. They are still waiting for that elusive first win and now they take on the Senior Cup finalists. However they still must keep toiling and surely things can only improve.

Donemana trail Coleraine by just two points and they know that the Bannsiders are not going to lose too many games so they must keep the pressure on. They will be hot favourites to win here.

Prediction: Donemana

Drummond v Bready

The Roesiders, like Strabane, have yet to win a league game although the confidence within their camp is still high. They will see this game as one that they certainly can win.

Bready had a disastrous day last Saturday and that defeat may take a while to get over. None of their players performed and with only two points in the table these are worrying times for the Magheramason men.

Prediction: Drummond

Brigade v Eglinton

The Beechgrove side will now have to concentrate on winning the title after last week’s Senior Cup defeat.

Their professional Danza Hyatt has had an ordinary season so far and if he can find consistency then that will certainly help his teams cause.

Eglinton may have surprised a few people already this season. They are currently in joint second position just two points behind leaders Coleraine and have done this without the services of the talented Stuart Thompson.

Prediction: Brigade