Leaders Bonds Glen travel to bottom side St Johnston

Glendermott's Gordon Montgomery pictured in action against Muckamore on Sunday. INLS2716-171KM
Glendermott's Gordon Montgomery pictured in action against Muckamore on Sunday. INLS2716-171KM

There’s sure to be plenty of cricket on the agenda over the next couple of weeks as Championship clubs now play catch-up after the recent postponements.

We start on Saturday with a full league programme and a couple of real eye-catching games down for decision.

The first of those sees the leaders travel to take on the bottom side however it is far from the straightforward task that it might look.

The Saints took seven games to finally register their first win of the season however they had been steadily improving of late before recording a wide-margin verdict at home to Bonds Glen.

Unfortunately it only earned them one point as they had earlier been deducted one for failing to submit an umpires’ report.

Fox Lodge will be long odds-on favourites to make it seven wins from seven matches there’s no doubt about that but with nothing to lose and everything to gain, the home side could well make it very hard work.

Also at the weekend it is second versus third as Glendermott look to keep pace with the leaders when they go to Foyle College. Newbuildings are in decent nick themselves and with only a couple of points between them there is plenty at stake.

There are two very good, if quite differing overseas professionals on view in this one and their input could be key to the outcome.

Elsewhere Bonds Glen are far from out of the relegation scrap and they will be eyeing up two points against a strong but very inconsistent Killyclooney.

Burndennett will need to be bang on their game to get past Ballyspallen and into a mid-table spot.