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Focus set to turn to T20 for cricketers


By Staff Reporter


Nosca’s cricketers get a break from league action this week as the round robin stage of the Twenty/20 Cup is set to be played.

Northern Counties vs Highland - cricket, Northern Meeting Park, Inverness. Regan Francis. Picture: Callum Mackay. Image No. 041053.
Northern Counties vs Highland - cricket, Northern Meeting Park, Inverness. Regan Francis. Picture: Callum Mackay. Image No. 041053.

Last year saw Highland and Forres St Lawrence make it to finals day only to be defeated by Buckie by the narrow margin of run rate.

Each of the three teams had claimed one victory apiece, with Forres thrashing Buckie by 10 wickets in the opening contest, before Buckie roared back to see off Highland by 55 runs.

When Highland then wrapped up the day by beating Forres, it meant that the calculators had to come out to determine who had the best run rate, where Buckie came out on top with 9.42.

For the 2019 groups, Highland and Forres have been drawn together, meaning only one of them will be able to make the final for a second year in a row.

Nairn will be looking to spoil the party at Fraser Park in Inverness though as the third team in that cluster.

Highland will face Nairn in the opening match of the day, with the loser then having to play Forres – who will play back-to-back matches – first.

Northern Counties will be heading north to Strathpeffer to take on host club Ross County at Castle Leod.

Fort William are the third and final side down to play in Ross-shire.

Here Ross County play Northern Counties in the first match of the day, with Fort William waiting for first the losers then the winners.

The rest of the sides congregate in Huntly, where the host club will first take on Buckie, with Elgin the other club involved.



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