Cricket: The men from the Holm

The Donemana team. INLS2615-139KM
The Donemana team. INLS2615-139KM

The Danske Bank Senior Cup holders Donemana will be hoping their young talented players can make the difference this weekend.

Twins Gary and William McClintock have been in good form for both club side and country, while Andy McBrine returns from T20 World Cup qualifying duty with Ireland.

Richard Kee - The skipper holds a remarkable record in this great competition and will be hoping it continues here.

Keesie has already produced a number of vital batting displays this season, so the in-form skipper will be an important man for Donemana, both with the bat and in the field as he looks to lift the senior cup for the fourth season on the trot.

Ricky-Lee Dougherty - After a pre-season injury scare, many wondered if this would affect Ricky and what he’s capable of, however he’s quickly put any doubts to bed with some typically brilliant displays behind the stumps and also with the bat. Has scored a few half centuries to date and is more than capable of a big score in one if not both innings’ here at Eglinton

Andrew McBrine - Andy has already a couple of Man of the match awards in senior cup finals and expect him to be heavily involved in this one too. A superb all-rounder who brings so much to the side, as is wonderful bowling spell in the semi-final proved. The current Irish international will relish this big occasion on his return to club cricket.

Jan Frylinck - The young South African is a very talented all-round cricketer and has shown glimpses of how good he can be. Has been bowling well in recent weeks on harder tracks and will be important here with the new ball. Admittedly he will be disappointed with his batting form, but what better stage for him to show the region just how good he is here in the showpiece final. Probably the best fielder to come here from overseas.

Gary McClintock - Having a great season both domestically and at Irish U19 level. An important all-rounder who will be looking to make a big impact in the final. Produced a wonderful innings when his side were in trouble in the semi-final to get Donemana here and will be intent on producing the goods here again.

William McClintock - William is another who has had a great season with both club and country. Like his twin brother he has matured on the pitch and at only 18 years of age they have become a very important part of this Donemana team. An extremely talented cricketer.

Tom Riddles - Tom has had yet another very impressive season to date and was on an excellent run of form with the bat recently. A key man at the top of the Donemana innings and if he gets going here it could set the holm men up for a big score. Also a fantastic fielder with a great pair of hands.

Ritchie McBrine - Ritchie has been bowling as well as ever this season and has a real knack of taking big wickets early in the game. He is also a real danger with the bat, has got going a few times this season and when he does he scores runs at an alarming rate.

William McBrine - William, like the twins is only 18 years of age and will be playing in his fourth consecutive senior cup final. A very good off-spin bowler and excellent fielder. Don’t let his batting position fool you, because this young man is more than useful in that department too. Will be hoping for his fourth winners medal.

Steven Wallace - The Newbuildings man has shown glimpses of his ability at the top of the order this season especially in the early rounds of this competition. All players go through dips in form and he has suffered from this recently but on his day is a quality batsman. An excellent ground fielder and bubbly character who will be as determined as ever to show how good he is if he gets the nod here.

Kyle Dougherty - In and out of the side due to work commitments but when called upon Kyle hasn’t disappointed. His performances with the ball to date have been sensational with the senior side, especially bowling at the death and mixing his pace with great effect. Scoring runs for fun at seconds level and is more than capable of repeating that against any senior attack. Another excellent fielder who may be in the frame for a call up here.

Dwayne McGerrigle - Dwayne has appeared several times for the first team this season and like Kyle he hasn’t disappointed when picked. A devastating hitter of the ball. His off-spin bowling though has been very impressive when needed this season, with subtle changes of pace has picked up plenty of wickets. An experienced campaigner and a safe pair of hands.

Jordan McGonigle - One of the most popular cricketers in the North West, he has a cabinet full of trophies but would dearly love to add this one to his collection. An excellent spin bowler who will have a big say if the cup is going back to the Holm, a more than useful late order batsman and superb fielder.