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 […]
LEVI Dougherty entered the record books as he joined a select band of cricketers who have struck 6 sixes in an over. The 15-year-old achieved the feat playing for Donemana Seconds in the opening league match of the season against Bready Seconds at the Holm. Junior NW Warriors cricketer Dougherty scored 63 as his team […]
CRICKET Ireland has included three North West natives in a 13-man squad for the upcoming four-day match against Somerset County Cricket Club (April 6-9) at County Ground, Taunton. The match is part of Graham Ford’s team’s build-up to its historic first Test Match in May and north west duo, Andy McBrine and Boyd […]
BREADY’S 2nd XI added the Qualifying 1 league trophy to their O’Neill’s Ulster Plate success at the weekend to complete what has been an excellent campaign for Mark Olphert’s team. Saturday’s scheduled match against Fox Lodge was a victim of last week’s rain but the players were happy to gather at the club later in […]
THE annual end of July party took place at the usual time at the Holm on Saturday night after a stunning fifth consecutive Bank of Ireland senior cup triumph was secured by this all-conquering Donemana team at Strabane Park. The plaudits have all been handed out and accepted by now as the Tyrone club once […]
AFTER a very indifferent 2015 season Strabane’s players and officials were finally able to breathe a sigh of relief on Saturday afternoon as a narrow victory at St Johnston finally put an end to any suggestion that the reigning champions would be involved in this year’s relegation scrap. Such has been the turnaround in the […]
North West Warriors Head Coach Bobby Rao left on a flight to India at the weekend after he landed a coaching position with his native Hyderabad Cricket Association. The former Indian Test player skippered his beloved Hyderabad to the Ranji trophy in 1987, the only time they have won it in 70 years, and he […]
DEADLY Donemana double act of William Porterfield and young Andy McBrine played a central role as Ireland chased down a 300-plus total to get their World Cup campaign off to a sensational start by defeating the West Indies in Nelson on Monday.
THE annual North West presentation dinner took place at the White Horse Hotel on Saturday evening and more than 150 guests were present for an award ceremony dominated by a few familiar faces.
A DAY of high drama and even higher emotion signalled the end of the regular North West cricket season as Strabane only just managed to overcome dogged Ardmore at the Bleachgreen on Sunday to claim a third senior championship in the past six years.