Larne ease past Donaghadee in T20 Shield

Larne Cricket Club captain, Chris Dempsey bowling against BISC. INLT 21-025-PSB
Larne Cricket Club captain, Chris Dempsey bowling against BISC. INLT 21-025-PSB

Larne Cricket Club bagged their first win of the season on Tuesday evening, defeating Donaghadee in the Twenty20 Shield.

Trevor Dempsey top-scored with 38 not-out in the eight-wicket success, ably supported at the crease by skipper Chris Dempsey who made 28. Donaghadee posted 111-7 after 20 overs, while Larne eased to 112-2.

Their reward for last night’s victory is a second-round trip to Cooke Collegians. After a series of postponements, Larne finally got back to league action at the weekend but there was disappointment as they suffered successive home Section Two league defeats.

They were chasing 206 runs against BISC at Sandy Bay on Saturday but they fell just three runs short.

Gareth Gaw returned bowling figures of 3 for 12, while Dempsey top-scored with 43.

On Sunday they suffered a heavy defeat against Drumaness who won by 114 runs.

Gareth Gaw bowling for Larne in their game against BISC. INLT 21-026-PSB

Gareth Gaw bowling for Larne in their game against BISC. INLT 21-026-PSB

Larne are back at the crease this Saturday in a second-round Junior Cup match at Millpark who have won two from two in Section Three.

After three postponements, the Seconds got their season under way on Saturday at Laurelvale where they won by 12 runs.