Cricket suffers wipeout
Ian Callender (Sunday Life)
ONLY 13 overs were possible throughout Northern Ireland with the Northern Cricket Union a complete wipe-out.
The only action of the day was at Coleraine in the Northern Bank Senior Cup but rain won the day here as well, the game abandoned at 4pm with Limavady on 43 for one. The game, along with the other quarter final ties at Burndennett, Donemana and St Johnston, has been rearranged for next weekend. Three of them will take precedent over next Saturday’s league fixtures, but Brigade’s game at St Johnston has been arranged for Sunday.
All four Ulster Bank Challenge cup quarter finals were postponed on Friday and the games at Stormont, Downpatrick, Lurgan and Lisburn will also take place next Sunday, the same day as CIYMS’ rearranged Irish Cup second round game against The Hills at Belmont.
There are better prospects for play in today’s Ulster Cup quarter finals with North Down’s game against CIYMS getting under way at noon.
The other three games start at 1pm with Civil Service North hosting the second game in the NCU, against Strabane.
In the North West, Brigade meet Waringstown for the second successive weekend, a repeat of the Irish Cup clash which the NCU side won, and Donemana host holders Instonians.
Yesterday: Northern Bank Senior Cup second round: At Sandel Lodge, Limavady 43-1 (13 overs, A Riddles 20 not out) v Coleraine. Abandoned.
All other games postponed.