It was a good weekend for Donemana who followed up a comfortable seven-wickets win over Newbuildings on Saturday with back-to-back wins in the T20 Cup on Sunday.

Their second win in the T20 Group was a record-breaking one for the Tyrone outfit, making an Irish record score of 328 for 3 in the format, that saw 30 sixes and 25 fours making their way to and over the ropes. Indeed, the statisticians are trying to see if it is indeed a world record with Nepal’s 314 the best at men’s international level.

New signing Raymond Curry bounced back from a nervous debut where he failed to score, making a superb unbeaten 127 from 56 balls, that included 14 fours and 7 sixes, adding 145 in eight overs of carnage with Levi Dougherty (81).

“It was great to get a few runs and boost my confidence, but I’m hoping to get more runs in the Premiership,” Curry told The Chronicle.

“I was ready for a step up by joining Donemana and determined to win trophies.

“Playing alongside cricketers of the calibre of the McCintock’s, McBrines and Doughertys is only going to help me become a better player.

“While I never got off to the start I wanted on Saturday, as long as the team won I was a happy man. I’m very proud to be playing for my village and the fight and determination on and off the field has been exceptional. Gary McClintock has made a great start as captain, showing leadership qualities in getting three wins under his belt.”

Despite only being 20 years-old, it was a fifth senior hundred for Curry, showing the benefits of a winter spent playing in Australia with Moorooduc in Victoria. The talented all-rounder impressed in his debut stint Down Under and has already been signed up for next season, flying to Melbourne once the NW season ends in September – not a bad life!