Donemana’s super twins blow Bonds Glen out of the water

DONEMANA’S flying start to the season continued last weekend as they beat both Bonds Glen and the elements to put themselves in pole position in Group One of the T20 Championship. The game nearly became the fifth casualty of the weather, having been originally called off before an about turn allowed the game to proceed. […]

‘Foxies’ captain looking forward to season ahead

BEFORE the global pandemic struck, Fox Lodge Cricket Club were preparing for what they hoped was going to be another season in the North West Championship, but this time, one that would end in promotion back to the top flight. Having fallen short of that goal last term, the Ballymagorry outfit, who have been boosted […]

Lodge out-‘fox’-ed by Virus

FOX Lodge had high hopes for the 2020 North West Championship season. Dean McCarter and Andrew McGinnis were set for a return to action after a year away and new West Indian professional Darnell McCallum looked like driving a certain promotion push. Unfortunately for the Ballymagorry based outfit and the rest of the teams in […]

End of an era as Porterfield steps down

AFTER an incredible 11 years at the helm of the Ireland men’s cricket team, William Porterfeild has stepped down as captain with Andrew Balbirnie taking over. The former Donemana man replaced Trent Johnston as skipper in 2008 and has led the senior Irish side 253 times since then. He has, by some considerable distance, captained […]

Senior swansong for Strabane legend Gillespie

AFTER a fairly run-of-the-mill summer of cricket in the North West, Sunday’s final day of the regular season proved to be arguably the most thrilling of the lot. Written off before the day began, Strabane somehow managed to galvanise themselves and pull out one huge performance just when it was needed most. Earlier this season […]

Organisers ‘grateful’ for support as £3,000 raised

WHILE most eyes were on the senior cup final at the weekend, Eglinton certainly wasn’t the only cricket venue attracting a crowd on Saturday. Strabane Park was the setting for a charity cricket blitz organised by a committee representing Gary Gillespie and his partner Aimee who lost their baby, Ara Grace, earlier this year. Four […]

Ireland can take a lot of positives from Lord’s clash

IRELAND skipper William Porterfield described leading his team out for their first ever Test match at Lord’s as ‘pretty special’ and although the match ended in a 143 run defeat to England, he feels there are ‘a lot of positives’ to take from the encounter. “It was a pretty special occasion,” beamed the Donemana man. […]

‘Dream come true’ for McBrine

ANDY McBrine has described being named in the Ireland squad ahead of their first ever Test match against England at Lord’s as ‘a dream come true’. The Donemana man is ‘delighted’ to have been included in the 14-man panel for what will be historic maiden Test outing at the London venue for the men in […]

Up for the Cup

TODAY sees the start of the All-Ireland Senior Cup with only two of the three Tyrone Premiership sides in action on the opening weekend. Former winners Donemana are on their travels to Comber were they will tackle one of the NCU big guns, North Down. It’s a tough tie for the the Holm side although […]

Strabane hoping to end 26 year drought

IT’S hard to believe but 26 years have passed since Strabane last lifted the NW Senior Cup. Back in 1993 Tony Johnston and Terence Patton senior combined to easily beat pre-game favourites Brigade. Patton starred with the ball taking 14 wickets and Johnson smashed 92 off just 52 balls to set-up a ten-wicket win. Former […]