Bouncebackability in Brannockstown!
Halverstown look to bounce back after going down to a 4 wicket defeat by Pembroke last Saturday. Neville Case, Halverstown's own version of James Anderson, not only metronomically took 3 wickets from 6 overs, but he also scored a specatacular 43 Not Out with the bat.
Leinster got off to a flying start in their only league game so far beating Malahide by 6 Wickets, so they'll come into this game full of confidence. The clubs last met in August last year, when Leinster ran out very convincing winners by 111 runs. An incredible double century by Abdul Sattar was very much the difference between the sides. In response, Tim Ronaldson hit a fantastic 97 in a 149 run partnership with Umer Naru. When Leinster last paid a visit to Brannockstown, they left with a 29 run win. A amazing 7th wicket stand between Ikhtiat Sanzai and Asad Javed took the game away from Halverstown. They managed to score 113 for the last wicket that gave them a total of 230. Halverstown never lay down, and 6 players all scored double figures, but no one was able to kick on and make the really big score.
It's a 1pm start on Saturday in Brannockstown. Forecast is 15c Cloudly with some Showers.