CRICKET: Templepatrick paired with Larne in Twenty20 Shield

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The draw for opening round of the Northern Cricket Union Twenty20 Shield has thrown up a tasty East Antrim derby.

Section 2 outfit Templepatrick have been paired with Larne in the first stage of the competition. Ross Bryans’ men will host the Sandy Bay team at The Cloughan.

The revised draw for the LVS Twenty20 Shield is: First round (by June 3) - Newforge v Cooke Collegians; Cregagh v Dundrum; Cliftonville v BISC; Templepatrick v Larne; Laurelvale v Monaghan; Holywood v Ards.