THERE was more good news for North West cricket on the international stage this week following the announcement of the Ireland squad for next month’s World T20 Qualifiers in the UAE
FROM Bready to Brisbane, Boyd Rankin took another huge step towards his ultimate ambition of one day playing Test cricket for England after being named in the Ashes squad to face Australia this winter.
BOYD Rankin has been named in the England squad for the forthcoming tour to Australia.
It will be a busy weekend at Strabane Park upcoming as a protracted final phase of the North West cricket season finally draws to a close on Sunday with a second try at the promotion/relegation play-off.
THE only Strabane teenager picked to play on this summer’s Ulster Schools cricket side has this week spoken of his honour at representing the province.
There was better news for Newbuildings Cricket Club who were celebrating a remarkable achievement on Sunday evening after claiming the Faughan Valley Sperrin Springs trophy.
A couple of Newtownstewart ‘Warriors’ have helped Ireland retain their Australian Rules Football European Championship.
GOING back a few days the Qualifying Two Cup Final was played at Bonds Glen over the weekend and it turned into a real thriller as Bready III’s edged out Crindle by two wickets.
While Tyrone clubs struggled a touch in the Premier Division this season the county has been given a massive boost with the announcement of the full Ireland squad to play Scotland in a 4-day game at Clontarf next month.
When Ryan Barr hit the winning runs to earn Bready their first league win of the season against Eglinton on Sunday you could sense a huge collective sigh of relief enveloping the Magheramason venue.