DONEMANA

  • Captain(s): William McClintock, Andy McBrine
  • Ins: None
  • Outs: None
  • Young player to watch: DJ Dougherty

It's very much a case of the tried and trusted for NW Senior Cup holders Doenmana who have no changes in personnel for the season ahead.

They are though sharing the captain's armband this year in something of a unique experiment in North West cricket.

William McClintock will be at the helm for the start of the season in the T20 format, but will then hand over the reins to Irish international Andy McBrine for the longer games.

The League this year is being played over 40 overs, while the Cup remains a 50-overs competition.

"We have a settled side which should be competitive once again on all fronts," said a club spokesperson.

"There were plans to have an overseas player but opted against it due to the uncertainty around the pandemic.

"On the playing side of things we were naturally delighted to capture the Senior Cup last year and would be hopeful of more trophies this year. We went close to making it a double when we were narrowly beaten in the final of the All-Ireland T20 too.

"Levi Dougherty emerged last year as a real all-rounder, and one more from the Dougherty family to keep an eye on is DJ Dougherty, who is making real progress and could well feature regularly in the coming season or two."

Donemana have been drawn in the same T20 group as Ardmore, Ballyspallen and St Johnston and will be favourites to win the group.