NW CRICKET: CONGESTION '˜RAINS' AT TOP OF PREMIERSHIP TABLE
Glendermott's Simon Killen pictured in action against Muckamore recently. INLS2716-163KM
True, only one game fell foul of the elements on Saturday- Donemana unable to get their home game with Drummond under way and although the other three had to be curtailed in length, at least they managed to get results in all.
The biggest surprise of the day came at Coleraine where the reigning Premier Division champions and current league leaders lost their unbeaten record to Eglinton.
The win sent the villagers level on points with the north coast men at the top of the table where they were joined by Ardmore.
Gary Neely’s team edged out Strabane at the Bleachgreen in a game that ebbed and flowed while in the final match, Brigade worked their way back into contention with a narrow verdict over Bready.
In the only game completed in the Long’s Supervalu Championship, Burndennett beat Ballyspallen to ease themselves further away from the relegation scrap.
Rain returned on Sunday to add to Strabane and Drummond’s woes- the Red Caps chasing 202 in that one before the elements had the final say leaving neither of them any better off.
An excellent game at Ardmore saw Bready deny the home team outright leadership of the division as the visitors recorded a four-run win to help ease their own worries.
There were mixed fortunes for the two North West teams involved in Sunday’s National Cup quarter-finals; Newbuildings made their long trek to Tralee worthwhile with a huge 208 run win over County Kerry while Ballyspallen came out on the wrong side of as DLS affected game at Laois.