It’s been a whirlwind start for Donemana captain William McClintock who has been in sensational form as his team have made a strong start to the campaign.

He produced the innings of the season so far as he put Coleraine to the sword with a hard-hit 195 from 101 balls, with no fewer than 21 sixes! His side were in early trouble as the top order struggled again, bit from 18 for 3 and 132 for 6, they managed to set an imposing 342.

“Saturday’s game for us was a chance to get back on track after our defeat to Ardmore,” McClintock told the Chronicle. “Again we struggled up top batting wise but when I went in, I knew if myself or Dwayne McGerrigle got out we probably would have been beaten.

“I just tried my best to concentrate on every single ball, value my wicket. Luckily enough it happened and I was able to pick off the bowling attack. The wicket was great and I knew if I got in it was going to be tough for them to get me out.”

McClintock and McGerrigle plundered 190 runs in a stand that took just 16.3 overs, ensuring a 167-run win, with Jordan McGonigle taking five wickets.

The skipper has been in the runs consistently this year and attributes his run of success down to regular training with the Warriors.

“For me batting wise of course it helps training twice a week with the Warriors at a high level. I think it’s just the practice which is helping me massively this year.

“Of course when your confidence is up it helps too, but going forward we as a batting group need to be a lot stronger up top.”

Donemana will be without both William and Andy McBrine for the next two weekends as they are on Warriors T20 duty, but they are fortunate to have no shortage of experienced heads to step in.

“Dwayne will be captaining with Jordy probably doing vice-captain so there’s still lots of experience there to fall back on. Hopefully the lads can get the two wins.