CRICKET: Larne’s clash with Dunmurry falls foul of weather

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Promotion-chasing Larne’s Northern Cricket Union Section 3 clash against Dunmurry bit the dust at the weekend.

Saturday’s match at Sandy Bay was postponed because of the heavy rain and a new date will now have to be agreed for the fixture.

Larne’s was one of three games in the division which fell foul of the elements. Donaghadee were set to entertain Monaghan while Newforge’s match against Ards was also called off.

The only fixture to survive the downpours came as Victoria defeated Dungannon by eight wickets.

With the Duns sitting second-bottom in the table it could have been a match for Gareth Gaw’s men to capitalise on as they push for a return to Section 2.

Larne, the only unbeaten side in the league, have won six from six outings and their focus now switches to a trip to Monaghan this weekend.

Northern Cricket Union fixtures (July 9)

Section 1: Academy v Donaghcloney; Armagh v Saintfield; Ballymena v Bangor; Lurgan v Downpatrick

Woodvale v Muckamore

Section 2: BISC v Holywood; Cregagh v Millpark; Dundrum v Cooke Collegians; Templepatrick v Laurelvale.

Section 3: Ards v Dungannon; Donaghadee v Newforge; Dunmurry v Victoria; Monaghan v Larne.

Junior League 2: Carrickfergus II v Woodvale II; Donaghcloney II v Academy II; Downpatrick II v CIYMS III.

Junior League 3: CSNI III v Templepatrick II; Derriaghy II v Instonians III; Muckamore III v Lurgan II