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Northern Counties Cricket Club are aiming for cup final glory as they face Ross County


By Andrew Henderson

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Northern Counties Cricket Club have the chance to win their first silverware of the 2022 season this weekend as they take on Ross County in the Senior Cup final.

Northern Counties v Ross County cricket at Northern Meeting Park 12 June 2021...Picture: James Mackenzie..
Northern Counties v Ross County cricket at Northern Meeting Park 12 June 2021...Picture: James Mackenzie..

Counties have been in dominant form across Nosca so far this season, but did lose the T20 Cup final to Forres last month.

However, their perfect league record should give them plenty of confidence going to The Abbey in Fort Augustus on Saturday for their second final of the year.

The Meeting Park outfit have already beaten Ross County three times this year – home and away in the league, and then again in the T20 Cup round robin stage.

County did not have their full complement of players for two of those three contests, with availability having been a regular issue at Strathpeffer throughout the campaign.

Still, Inverness side Northern Counties have never been particularly troubled by tomorrow’s opponents despite the undeniable ability at Castle Leod.

Ross County saw off Forres in last year’s final to win their first Senior Cup in 21 years, and booked their place in Nosca’s showcase once again this year by squeezing past Fort Augustus in the semi final.

Northern Counties had an extra round to play, first seeing off Forres with a little over three overs to spare.

It was a much easier task for them in the semi final, though, as scheduled opponents Nairn County could not raise a team, meaning Counties progressed by default.

Now they are one game away from glory, and they will want to finish the job.


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