DONEMANA IN POLE POSITION

Donemana remain strong favourites to make the semi-finals of the T20 Cup as they maintained their 25-point lead over second-placed Ardmore heading into the double-headers against Ballyspallen and the Bleachgreen side.

They will be without Andy McBrine who is away on international duty with Ireland in The Netherlands, but skipper William McClintock, who was in the runs at the weekend, was happy with the fact that other players chipped in as they beat St Johnston by seven wickets at Foyle College.

“Saturday’s win was a good game for us as it got a few other players into form going forward. It showed what depth we have with runs for Dean Mehaffey, plus Levi Dougherty coming in and that even without Dwayne McGerrigle batting.

“Our bowling I thought was pretty good also with Dwayne and William McBrine showing their experience but our fielding definitely going forward has to be that ten per cent better.

“It’s a big weekend, and I’m looking forward to the double-header, when we should have our full squad back (except Andy). We are hoping Ricky-Lee Dougherty could be in, which would be massive for us. If the weather keeps up we definitely will be aiming again for another two victories, and as a team I think we are improving game by game.”