Weekend battle for Quigley Cup: cricket

A NEW cricket rivalry will be born this weekend when Alkimos faces Quinns Rocks in the North Coast Derby as part of the North Suburban Community Cricket Association’s one-day competition.

The sides will battle for the Quigley Challenge Cup, with the match supported by local MLA John Quigley.

Alkimos president Doug Thorncroft was expecting a fiery encounter at Leatherback Park on Saturday.

“This is the first of what will be no doubt a fierce rivalry for years to come,” he said.

Alkimos is new to the league this season having branched out from its football club, which won the Metropolitan Football League Division 2 title earlier this year

The side won its first match last Saturday with a 68-run victory over Edgewater.

Play gets under way from 12.45pm.