Friday 30 September 2016

Ireland clash rescheduled after washout

Michael Hann

Published 20/06/2015 | 02:30

Acting Ireland skipper Kevin O'Brien
Acting Ireland skipper Kevin O'Brien

The second match in Ireland's series of T20 internationals against Scotland was abandoned without a ball bowled last night as steady rain fell in Bready.

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The match has been rescheduled for this afternoon (3.30pm) at the same Tyrone venue, with the final match of the series also at Bready tomorrow. The Scots lead 1-0.

Meanwhile, it's déjà vu for Merrion today when they return to the Mardkye to face Cork County in League Division One, but last year's runners-up will be hoping for a different result.

Cork continued their impressive home record to knock the Ballsbridge side out of the Senior Cup last Saturday, and today the visitors are in desperate need of maximum points to escape the lower reaches of the table.

This time they travel south without internationals Tyrone Kane and John Anderson - both on duty at Bready - so it is unlikely to be any easier.

The home side go into the match just two points behind Merrion but Pembroke and YMCA are also looking for their second win of the season so it is still everything to play for in what will be only the fourth round of league games.

Defending champions YM travel to league leaders Clontarf, who are without internationals Andrew Poynter and Alex Cusack while Cup semi-finalists Pembroke will hope to inflict a fourth straight defeat on bottom of the table Malahide.

Railway Union, who must do without acting Ireland skipper Kevin O'Brien are at home to North County.

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