NW CRICKET: Leaders Coleraine entertain lowly Drummond

Johnny Haslett pictured at the crease for Bonds Glen during Sunday's match at Fox Lodge. INLS2916-116KM
Johnny Haslett pictured at the crease for Bonds Glen during Sunday's match at Fox Lodge. INLS2916-116KM

The weather again won the day last Saturday with the three Long’s Supervalu Premiership games wiped out.

However there was one result in mid week when Drummond picked up their first win defeating Bready a result that leaves Strabane the only side without a victory.

Trevor Britton pictured in action for Bonds Glen against Fox Lodge on Sunday. INLS2916-123KM

Trevor Britton pictured in action for Bonds Glen against Fox Lodge on Sunday. INLS2916-123KM

There are four games this Saturday in the hope the weather takes a turn for the better.

Eglinton v Ardmore

These two sides share top spot with Coleraine, the Villagers have turned in some excellent performances in recent weeks and they now are serious title challengers, they will be hoping Orion Wiliams is fit after injuring himself against Brigade.

Ardmore have reached the O’Neills Ulster Cup final and with Decker Curry seemingly as good as ever they fear no one; that said if he fails there are not enough players getting runs and if they are to maintain their challenge that has to change.

Prediction: Eglinton

Bready v Donemana

David Scanlon’s side had a good win at Ardmore but then lost at Drummond, although they have a couple of sides below them they are still not out of the woods as regards relegation.

Donemana have been the biggest losers with the weather as they have a back log of fixtures however if they can get them played and get wins then they can go to the top of the table, they must win this one to keep up their challenge.

Prediction: Donemana

Coleraine v Drummond

The Bannsiders will have one eye on next weekends Senior Cup final however they will be expecting to continue their good form even after their defeat by Eglinton. Roshen Silva may be back for this one.

Drummond at last broke their duck with that win over Bready that will have done their confidence the world of good however they couldn’t have picked tougher opponents this time and they home side will be strong favourites.

Prediction: Coleraine

Brigade v Strabane

Andy Britton’s men are just two points behind the leaders and still very much in the hunt, they have been showing a bit more consistency in recent games with a number of players getting among the runs.

Strabane are in serious trouble and confidence is at its lowest, skipper Ryan Gallagher must show all his leadership to get them out of this mess but he needs help with to many players not performing this looks like another defeat.

Prediction: Brigade