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Armagh cricketers standing on the verge of history

Thursday, 24 August 2017

ARMAGH are in line to clinch the Gardiner Bros NCU Section 1 title and promotion to the Premier League at the weekend.

They will do so if they can beat Holywood at the Seapark Oval on Saturday. Despite a stuttering performance Armagh had just about enough to seal a four-wicket win against Donaghcloney Mill at the Mall on Saturday. But it was enough to leave them standing on the verge of history.

With the result in the other big game coming through that Downpatrick had beaten the other nearest challenger, Woodvale, it meant Armagh's lead in the Section one table was 12 points with only three games left.And that leaves Premier League cricket was remarkably within touching distance for the city side.

After Saturday's game, experienced Armagh batsman Colin Russell said: "Today was all about keeping the run going and we did that. The bowling early on from Jarred Barnes and Ben Mackey was excellent and even though Donaghcloney Mill maybe got more than we should have allowed them we still did pretty well. We paced our chase pretty well and got the job done. If we can play well next week at Holywood then that would hopefully be enough."

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