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Brigade hoping for title conclusion

By Ian Callender

Published 09/09/2016

Absent: Ricky-Lee Dougherty will miss out for Donemana
Absent: Ricky-Lee Dougherty will miss out for Donemana

Water was lying on the Donemana ground yesterday, just 48 hours before the game which could decide the Long's SuperValu Premiership.

With just two games remaining, Brigade are one of three teams who can still win the title, with their first opportunity scheduled for The Holm tomorrow, when victory would finally see off their rivals.

However, if the game is not played - and the hosts are without professional Jan Frylinck, captain Ricky-Lee Dougherty and William McBrine - then Donemana can lift the trophy next Saturday with victory at Ardmore.

A Donemana victory tomorrow would make it a three-way tie at the top - and they have the best run-rate - but that followed by an Ardmore win next week would, amazingly, leave half of the eight teams tied on 16 points. And that could again let in Brigade, who are without in-form batsman Ryan Hunter tomorrow.

Fixtures:Today (10.30am): Women's One-day International: Ireland v Bangladesh (Shaw's Bridge). Tomorrow: 2nd ODI, Ireland v Bangladesh (Shaw's Bridge)

Tomorrow (11am): Ulster Bank League Section One: Saintfield v Woodvale. Sunday: Armagh v Academy

Section Two: Millpark v BISC. Sunday: Laurelvale v BISC

Long's SuperValu Premiership: Donemana v Brigade.

Championship: Killyclooney v Glendermott, Ballyspallen v Bonds Glen. Sunday: Fox Lodge v Killyclooney, Newbuildings v Bonds Glen

Sunday: Ulster Bank Premier League: CIYMS v Civil Service North

T20 Trophy Final: Downpatrick v Muckamore (The Meadow)

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