North West teenagers squad

HEAD coach John Semple and his NW selectors have named their squad for the re-arranged U17 Inter-Provincial game against Leinster at Strabane.

Monday, 17th June 2013, 3:03 pm
Ricky Lee Dougherty pictured at the crease for Donemana during their match against Eglinton. INLS2513-215KM

The game will now take place on Sunday, June 30th at Strabane with a 12noon start.

The squad is as follows: Rishi Chopra (Coleraine); Curtis Cooke (Coleraine); Matthew Douglas (Coleraine); Aaron Gillespie (Strabane); Luke Hayes (Fox Lodge); Stephen Kennedy (Ballyspallen); William McBrine (Donemana); Gary McClintock (Donemana); William McClintock (Donemana); Jamie Millar (Eglinton); Connor Olphert (Bready) and Matthew Smyth (Coleraine).

While three of the four regional finals in the Faughan Valley and Sperrin Springs Cups were played out in pleasant conditions last Thursday evening.

Brigade hosted Coleraine in the Faughan Valley and the Bannsiders continued their excellent start to the season with a 43-run verdict over Gareth McKeegan’s team.

The contest was reduced to 16 overs to ensure a result on the night and the visitors had their scoring boots on from the start as Roy Silva (36) and Craig Averill (25) batted aggressively.

Key man however, and not for the first time this season either was Niall McDonnell, who hit 5 fours and a six on his way to an unbeaten 55 as Coleraine posted a very impressive 156 for 3 in their allotted overs.

Brigade’s reply was always struggling after Mattie Moran went fairly early and despite a valiant 35 from Ian McGregor they were behind throughout.

Three wickets apiece for Gordon Cooke and Rishi Chopra allowed the visitors to coast to a comfortable win.

In the Sperrin Springs trophy Creevedonnell’s overseas professional Mo Hanware made a telling return to duty as he starred in a seven-wicket win at Ardmore.

The other contest threw up something of a shock as Qualifying One side Newbuildings beat Championship leaders St Johnston by 6-wickets, with Chris Cooper scoring an excellent 70 and Peter Allen scoring 41.