Burndennett dare to dream of Premiership
Burndennett took over again at the top of the Championship with a convincing ten-wicket win at Newbuildings.
Darnell McCallum top scored for the home side with 33 while Mark Pollock claimed 5-5 as Newbuildings were dismissed for 93.
Salman Ahmed then went on the attack in 'Dennett's reply to hit 5 fours and 5 sixes in an unbeaten 58. Stephen Wallace added 30 at the other end as the Tyrone side took less than seven overs to post the win.
Burndennett now play Fox Lodge on Sunday and a win over the Ballymagorry men will be enough to claim the title should Ardmore fail to beat either Killyclooney or Fox Lodge in their two remaining fixtures.
The very least that Burndennett will have is a play-off match against the 7th placed Premiership side as they attempt to secure promotion to the top flight for the first time in their history. It should be an enthralling few weeks as the season draws to a close.
"It looks like being a nervous weekend for ourselves and Ardmore and it's quite possible the weather could play a hand in the outcome of the title race," said Burndennett Secretary Kevin Logue.
"We have points on the board but they have two home games and a second go at the Fox Lodge game if they need it. That probably gives Ardmore a bit of an edge."
"It's been a good battle between us all year and to be fair, our boys have done very little wrong. We're going into the last weekend with a chance of winning the league and guaranteed a play-off no matter what.That represents an unbelievable season for Burndennett."
"If it is to be a play-off then that's OK too. There probably hasn't been that much difference in standard this season between the bottom of the Premier League and the top of the Championship. We won't be going into the match half-hearted as might have been the case in previous years. There's a real chance that whoever goes to the play-off from our league could win it."
Confirming that overseas man Salman Ahmed would be available for the games, Kevin admitted that the Indian had been a massive factor in their season.
"Sal will play and hopefully he'll be around until everything is resolved. He's had some season and hopefully he has big performance left in him yet."
"A few teams struggle towards the end of the summer with players preferring to join their football clubs, however hopefully we'll have everyone available for a huge week in the club's history '