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Dockrell returns to fray for Leinster Lightning action

By Ian Callender

George Dockrell will play for Leinster Lightning in tomorrow's inter-provincial Cup game against the North West Warriors at Strabane (10.45).

Left out of Thursday's one-day international against Australia, the Ireland international has been out of favour with Somerset this season and is desperately short of match action.

The Lightning squad, with the title already won, is giving youth its fling and includes pace bowlers Josh Little and Rory Anders.

Warriors have called up Eglinton professional Oraine Williams and he will retain his place for the three-day Championship game between the teams, starting at Bready on Tuesday (10.30am). Ireland opening bowler Craig Young is rested tomorrow.

Tomorrow's teams: Warriors: A McBrine, S Thompson, G McCarter, D Rankin, O Williams, G McClintock, W McClintock, A Gillespie, RL Dougherty, R Chopra, S Campbell, R McBeth.

Lightning: J Mooney (capt), J Anderson, R Anders, J Carroll, G Dockrell, D Joyce, J Little, B McCarthy, S Singh, M Sorensen, J Tector, L Tucker.

Championship teams (as above except) Warriors: C Young, K Vardhan, R Allen for W McClintock, Chopra, McBeth.

Lightning: K O'Brien, Yaqoob Ali, F McAllister, A Poynter, E Richardson for Anders, Dockrell, Joyce, Little, McCarthy.

Meanwhile, Waringstown have announced that Juan De Villiers, a fast medium bowler who plays for the Titans in South Africa, will be the overseas player for the rest of the season.

De Villiers, who has also played as a professional in the Lancashire League, replaces Ruhan Pretorius who returns home after today's league game against CIYMS.

Waringstown are in pole position to win the Premier League with games against Lisburn, and Instonians, to come while they face Merrion at the Lawn in the Irish Cup final next Saturday.

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