Last week we touched on the fact that Strabane Saints were on the verge of completing a Ladies’ league and cup double and the feat was accomplished at the weekend although not in the way they would have hoped for.

The Saints had one game left against 2nd placed Bready and with 2 points between them the Magheramason girls needed to win to force a play-off for the title, however they were unable to field a team for Friday night’s league clash.

Derry Midweek League President Davy Caldwell handed the league trophy over to a delighted skipper Hazel Magee who said that it had been a superb effort from all involved.

“We have a fantastic coach in Marty Deans who has worked hard with us all season but I would also like to mention both Tawanda Mupariwa and Ryan Gallagher who were also involved during the year. The girls have been brilliant all season and deserve to do the double. Everybody has played their part and I’m delighted that we got full support from both Strabane and St Johnston throughout the season. We will celebrate tonight and look forward to getting back to nets again for next year”.

One player who is unlikely to feature in 2016 is Rachel Boggs who was also celebrating her 25th birthday on the night the cup was presented. Rachel is also the 1st team scorer at Strabane however having recently landed a new job with Emirates airline she will be leaving for Dubai at the start of next month.

Very best wishes are extended to Rachel from all in the North West Cricket Union and congratulations to the Saints’ squad on a fantastic season.