Cricket: Warriors face Northern Knights tomorrow

North West Warriors Andrew McBrine. Picture by Rowland White/Presseye
North West Warriors Andrew McBrine. Picture by Rowland White/Presseye

The North West Warriors have named their squad for the 3-day Interprovincial match against the Northern Knights which starts at Bready tomorrow (Sunday 11am).

Selectors have been forced into one change but have again gone with the maximum two permitted overseas players.

Donemana’s Jan Frylinck and Coleraine professional Kyllin Vardhan both retain their places after big performances in the reverse fixture at the end of May.

Elsewhere Strabane’s Aaron Gillespie is in the 12 having been introduced into the squad ahead of the recent T20 meeting between these two at Eglinton.

Head Coach Bobby Rao was happy with the balance of the side and suggested that it was a big game for his boys.

“We wont be putting any undue pressure on ourselves so we’ll just try to continue to play the way we have been doing. Jan and Kyllin did really well for us last time so we had no need to change anything there.

“Aaron has forced his way into the squad now and both Ross Allen and Andrew Austin will be available too after exams have finished. We have a really young nucleus to our set-up so the experience that the senior players and professionals bring is very important.

“We’re looking forward to the game and although the Knights will be as tough to beat as they always are; a win would send us into our last match in a strong position.”

The Warriors are currently 12 points clear in that particular table at present albeit the other two have an outstanding game against each other still to play.

NW Warriors squad: Andrew McBrine; Stuart Thompson; Craig Young; Graeme McCarter; David Rankin; Ricky Lee Dougherty; Scott Campbell; Rishi Chopra; Aaron Gillespie; Craig Averill; Jan Frylink and Kyllin Vardhan