It is Twenty20 Cup final Sunday in the North West with Limavady hoping to clinch their second trophy of the season.
Already winners of the Faughan Valley Charity Cup, after their defeat of Donemana, and still out in front in the race for the Senior One league title, the Roesiders will start hot favourites to beat Fox Lodge at Beechgrove.
Decker Curry won the man of the match in the first final at Bready and was top scorer, with an unbeaten 51 in the Derry Section final of the Twenty20 Cup last month when they beat Eglinton. Last Saturday in the league he played his best innings for a couple of seasons, when he scored 138 in the league game against Donemana so he is still the man the Foxes must get out if they are to have any chance of an upset.
The Senior One final is the second match at Beechgrove on Sunday with last year’s beaten finalists Bonds Glen hoping to go one better against Killyclooney in the Senior Two decider. The action starts at 1pm.
Let’s hope the Beechgrove pitch offers rather more runs than Brigade and Bready managed in the 50 overs league game between the teams last Sunday when 18 wickets fell for 223 runs.
Brigade came out on top by two wickets to join their vanquished opponents in joint third place in the Senior One table, four points off the lead. A win tomorrow , at Strabane, the team now immediately above them, and everyone will have to start taking Brigade seriously.
First up for Limavady, tomorrow, is their Senior One League game and because of drainage work at the John Hunter Grounds they are playing at Killymallaght for the second time this season. The league leaders will be hardly worried about giving up home advantage. On the opening day of the season they scored 289 for three and won by 229 runs!
Weekend fixtures: Henderson Properties Senior League One (1.00), Tomorrow: Coleraine v Eglinton, Donemana v Bready, Glendermott v Fox Lodge, Killymallaght v Limavady, Strabane v Brigade.
Sunday, Faughan Valley Cup Final: Limavady v Fox Lodge (Beechgrove).
Sperrin Springs Cup Final: Bonds Glen v Killyclooney.