Cricket: Skipper Kee to miss NW Senior Cup Final replay

John Pierce mopping up at Eglinton during Saturday's North West Senior Cup Final, which in the end had to be abandoned.
John Pierce mopping up at Eglinton during Saturday's North West Senior Cup Final, which in the end had to be abandoned.

It’s a case of take two as the Danske Bank NW Senior Cup Final is down for decision this Saturday and Sunday.

After the washout last weekend, Donemana and Eglinton will have to face each other for a second time at Eglinton; the final will start at 11am on both days.

Donemana had reached 112 for 6 on the Saturday before the umpires rightfully abandoned the match.

The Holm men will be missing skipper Richard Kee who will be on holiday, while Eglinton will welcome back Craig and Mark Averill into their squad, Stuart Thompson who is currently at Surrey will fly back for the game.

The three scheduled Long’s Supervalu Premier Division league fixtures will go ahead on Saturday.

Bready v Ardmore

Skipper David Scanlon and Craig Young will return to the Magheramason side which should leave them at full strength. They are of course at the bottom of the table with just one league win all season so times are desperate.

Ardmore are not out of the woods just yet, they currently have six points and will probably need one more victory to make themselves safe, they still have to many players under performing.

Prediction: Bready.

St Johnston v Brigade

The Donegal men are joint second from bottom with four points, they have shown with their two victories that they are a match for most of the sides in the bottom half of the table, but they must be more consistent.

Brigade are joint second and have still to play the sides who are challenging for the title, this is their last chance to win silverware and skipper Andy Britton will make sure his players are up for every remaining game.

Prediction: Brigade.

Strabane v Coleraine

The Red Caps should finally be back to something like full strength and how they need all their players to perform as they are having a horrific season, the return of their players should at least make them more competitive.

Coleraine are in pole position but they know that Donemana and Brigade are breathing down their necks. They are still unbeaten in the league but they know that they must not get complacent, skipper Scott Campbell will make sure that doesn’t happen.

Prediction: Coleraine.