NW CRICKET: Confusion in North West Premier League as protest is lodged about Donemana fixtures

Andy Britton and Brigade are looking to avoid any slip-ups
Andy Britton and Brigade are looking to avoid any slip-ups

At least one North West Premier League club has lodged a protest about two of Donemana’s outstanding league matches not having been played before the 29-day deadline.

Under previous rules, clubs had to complete a match within 15 days of the first scheduled fixture not taking place.

But because of the dreadful summer weather, back in July it was agreed to extend that deadline to 29 days.

However, one club has now complained to the North West that two of Donemana’s fixtures, against Drummond and Eglinton, have not been completed inside 29 days.

Donemana were originally meant to have entertained Drummond on July 9 and that game has now been rescheduled for this Monday. The Senior Cup winners’ home game with Eglinton was originally down for July 16 but again hasn’t been played yet.

If Donemana win both matches it would take them to joint top of the table.

This weekend’s main game sees title-chasing Brigade travel to Premiership leaders Eglinton.

Eglinton remain confident they can go all the way although they have Coleraine and Donemana still to play.

Meanwhile, Coleraine entertain Ardmore with both clubs still in with a chance of winning the title.

In the other game this weekend Bready host Drummond.

Drummond, with their win last week, still find themselves in the play-off spot.