The NW Warriors are missing four first choice players for their 50 overs game against Leinster Lightning on Saturday at Strabane (11am).

Brian Allen (brothers wedding), Andrew Riddles (stag weekend), Ricky-Lee Dougherty (football with Institute) and Andy Britton (holiday) are all unavailable.

Bready wicket-keeper Andrew Austin gets a call-up, while fellow teenagers Rishi Chopra, Ross Allen and Gary McClintock are all included in the 12 man squad.

This is the Warriors last 50 over game of the season, having lost away to both the Knights and Lightning, while their home fixture with Knights at Coleraine was abandoned.

Cricket Ireland have also announced change of dates for the final two matches in the 50 overs competition.

Northern Knights will now host Leinster Lightning at Waringstown on Sunday September 14th, before the return fixture at Rathmines on Saturday September 20th.


Andrew McBrine (captain) (Donemana), Stuart Thompson (Eglinton), Craig Young (Bready),  David Rankin (Bready), Andrew Austin (Bready), Jonny Thompson (Brigade), Rishi Chopra (Coleraine), Ross Allen (Eglinton), Scott Campbell (Coleraine), Jason Milligan (Fox Lodge),  Gary McClintock (Donemana), Mattie Moran (Brigade).