NW CRICKET: Brigade back in title race

Brigades Ryan Hunter played a big part in their massive win at fellow title contenders Eglinton, on Saturday.
Brigades Ryan Hunter played a big part in their massive win at fellow title contenders Eglinton, on Saturday.

It’s a two way tie at the top of the Premier league after Saturdays results, leaders Eglinton lost at home to Brigade not helped by dropped catches.

The Villagers scored 207 thanks to an undefeated 91 from Orion Williams the visitors got home by two wickets with Danza Hyatt top scoring with 71.

Coleraine joined Eglinton at the top after a six wicket win at home to Ardmore.

The visitors scored 202 for four with Decker Curry scoring his 99th century however the Bannsiders got home comfortably with Sanji Randiv top scoring with 81.

Bready had a good four wicket win over Drummond batting first the Roesiders scored 197 for eight with Richard McDaid scoring 63 but 56 from David Rankin saw the Magheramason side home.

There are four games down for decision on Saturday, while Donemana are due to play Eglinton in a massive game on Sunday.

Brigade v Bready

Andy Britton’s men are right in the mix and are confident that they can win the title, the return to form of some of their batsmen has been a big plus especially Ryan Hunter who is batting superbly and Danza Hyatt came good last week.

Bready with their win last Saturday look as if they have avoided the relegation play off, although this season has been a disappointing one, they are a better team than their league position suggests.

Prediction: Brigade.

Strabane v Ardmore

This will be the Red Caps last game in the top flight things couldn’t have been any worse at the Park, they were missing a number of players from previous seasons and that has been their down fall, they will be anxious to get back to the top flight.

Ardmore after losing at Coleraine need other results to go their way if they are going to be champions, the big question on a lot of peoples minds will be can Decker Curry get his 100 th century before the season ends.

Prediction: Ardmore.

Drummond v Donemana

Chris Moore said at the beginning of the season that if his side could stay in the Premier Division then it would have been a good season, although now looking to being involved in a play off he may get his wish.

Donemana know if they win their remaining games then they will be champions their biggest problem is will they get them played, their professional Jan Frylinck has returned home and that will be a blow, they should still win this one.

Prediction: Donemana.

Eglinton v Coleraine

The joint leaders meet in this one with everything to play for, the home side if they had of taken their catches in last weeks defeat by Brigade they would be two points clear however they have to put that behind them.

The Bannsiders are determined to hold on to their title, they proved once again that they have players throughout their side that can win matches right down the order, they might be to strong for the home side.

Prediction: Coleraine.