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Northern Knights v North West Warriors - no result
Stormont, 7 September.
North West Warriors 241/9 (50 overs: S Doheny 79, C Melly 37, G Hume 35; R Adair 2-32, T van Woerkom 2-32, M Humphreys 2-37, M Adair 2-51)
Northern Knights 44/2 (9 overs: R Macbeth 2-21) - abandoned
CI President William Wilson hands over the 50 over Cup to Mark Adair
It’s not often rain is welcome at Stormont, but the Northern Knights were certainly grateful of its arrival which forced the abandonment of their interprovincial cup clash with the Warriors, giving them the two points they needed to secure the title and complete the double. Chasing 242, the hosts were rocked by the early loss of Irish internationals Paul Stirling and James McCollum in the space of six deliveries – both falling to Brigade seamer Ryan Macbeth. Cade Carmichael and Ross Adair were rebuilding the innings and had added 25 in five overs, reaching 44 for two when the game was called off. Earlier, the Warriors innings had been held together by Stephen Doheny, with the opener top-scoring with 79 from 97 balls which included eight fours and a six. Doheny shared a fifth-wicket stand of 53 with Graham Hume, who justified his promotion up the order by striking five boundaries in his steady 35. Cameron Melly has been one of the players of the season domestically in the North West, but has rarely flourished at interprovincial level this campaign. He did show glimpses of his undoubted talent here in a fluent run-a-ball 37 that added crucial late runs as the Warriors finished on 241 for 9. There were two wickets apiece for Theo van Woerkom, Matthew Humphreys, and the Adair brothers, with skipper Mark Adair delighted that his side won the double for the first time in the competition’s 11-year history.
Northern Knights lost to Leinster Lightning by 170 runs
Stormont, 5 September.
Leinster Lightning 353/9 (50 overs: Seamus Lynch 107, David Delany 76, Chris De Freitas 59; Ruhan Pretorius 3-47, Theo van Woerkom 2-61, Mark Adair 2-63, Matthew Foster 2-72)
Northern Knights 183 (30.2 overs: Paul Stirling 66, Morgan Topping 41, Tom Mayes 29; Gavin Hoey 6-26)
Seamus Lynch with a whirlwind century and Gavin Hoey’s record six-wicket haul combined to spoil the Knights party as Leinster Lightning inflicted a painful 170-run loss to the title hopefuls at a sun-drenched Stormont. Early wickets for Mark Adair, Matthew Foster and Ruhan Pretorius – including former Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie – had Lightning in serious trouble at 47 for 4 still inside the powerplay. Chris De Freitas and skipper George Dockrell got the innings back on track with a fifth wicket stand of 63, but when left-arm spinner Theo van Woerkom accounted for both, the balance had once again tilted in the home side’s favour at 154 for 6. Clontarf all-rounder David Delany was joined by Seamus Lynch, the third choice keeper only in the team due to regular Lorcan Tucker’s participation in the Caribbean Premier League and an injury to back-up Mark Donegan.The dynamic of the contest altered dramatically as the pair shared a counter-attacking seventh wicket partnership of 150 in just 105 balls to take their side past 300. Delany hit 7 fours and a six in his 76 from 81 balls, but it was the 21 year-old Lynch that stole the show as he top-scored with 107 from only 63 deliveries – hitting 8 sixes and fours in the competition’s second fastest century, bettered only by Barry McCarthy last year. Lightning plundered 139 from the last 12 overs and a final total of 353 for 9 was always going to be a tough proposition for the hosts. That challenge became even more daunting with the early fall of the big hitting Ross Adair and James McCollum, but there was hope when Paul Stirling was joined by the in-form Morgan Topping, back at the scene of his memorable Challenge Cup final hundred. The pair produced a boundary laden stand of 90 for the third wicket, reaching 134 for 2 in the 19th over to give their side hope of a record chase. That hope was quickly extinguished by the introduction of Gavin Hoey, who dismissed Topping to spark a collapse of five wickets for just 13 runs. One of those was Ireland captain Stirling, who holed out for 66 (8 fours, 2 sixes) off Simi Singh, but it was the 21 year-old Trinity student Hoey who was the destroyer-in-chief, claiming a competition record 6 for 26 to ensure a bonus point win. All is not lost for the Knights who can still claim the title with victory on Thursday at home to the Warriors.
North West Warriors lost to Munster Reds by 115 runs
Magheramason, 4 September.
Munster Reds 306/8 (50 overs: Curtis Campher 98, Gareth Delany 98, PJ Moor 23, Nathan McGuire 23; Ryan Macbeth 2-38, Graeme Hume 2-40, Craig Young 2-75)
North West Warriors 191 (40.4 overs: Cameron Melly 44, Jared Wilson 29, Graham Hume 25; Liam McCarthy 5-16, Josh Manley 2-24, Ben White 2-48)
Liam McCarthy is bowled by Craig Young (CricketEurope)
Curtis Campher passed his dress rehearsal at number three for Ireland’s upcoming ODI series against England as he helped Munster Reds go top of the table with an emphatic 115-run win over the Warriors at Bready. Ryan Macbeth (2-38) had the hosts in early trouble, but Campher shared stands of 57 with PJ Moor (23), and a match winning 90 in 15 overs with fellow international Gareth Delany. The only disappointment for the YMCA all-rounder was missing out on a deserved century, as he was brilliantly caught at cover by a leaping Scott Macbeth for 98 from 101 balls (12 fours, 1 six). Delany took up the mantle as he put the Warriors bowlers to the sword, being particularly severe on debutant Carson McCullough and seasoned performer Craig Young (2-75). He looked set for a hundred, but he too fell for 98, slicing a Graham Hume (2-40) full toss to Jared Wilson at point – having hit 6 sixes and fours in a belligerent 83-ball knock. A total of 306 for 8 looked a tough proposition, but the manner in which the Warriors top-order capitulated again will be of huge concern to Head Coach Boyd Rankin. Liam McCarthy and Josh Manley (2-24) reduced them to 32 for 5 to effectively end the match as a contest. Cameron Melly (44) and Jared Wilson (29) did offer some resistance in a sixth wicket stand of 85 in 16 overs, but McCarthy returned to dismiss both on his way to an impressive five-wicket haul that will have certainly caught the eye of Ireland Bowling Coach Ryan Eagleson. Ben White’s leg-spin took two wickets as the Warriors were bowled out for 191 in the 41st over.
Munster Reds beat Leinster Lightning by 7 wickets
Mardyke, 17 August.
Leinster Lightning 137 (31.2 overs, G Hoey 37, S Lynch 31, J Manley 4-30, G Delany 3-24, L McCarthy 2-28)
Munster Reds 138-3 (25.4 overs, T Kane 71, AR Frost 48*)
Tyrone Kane scored 71 (Sportsfile)
Leinster Lightning went from the highs of a record total of 425 on Tuesday to their second lowest cup tally of 137 as they slumped to a 7-wicket loss against Munster Reds at The Mardyke. To be fair to the defending champions they were shorn of seven internationals for the game, and their much changed line-up was soon deep in the mire losing wickets in the first two overs to be 2 for 2. Seamus Lynch (31) and Gavin Hoey (37) resisted briefly but Josh Manley (4-30), Gareth Delany (3-24), and Liam McCarthy (2-28) were all on the money in an impressive display by the bowling unit. Mikey O'Reilly and debutant Sean McNicholl (1-4) struck two early blows, but a third wicket stand of 118 in 20 overs between Tyrone Kane and Ali Frost all but settled the contest. Kane made a run-a-ball 71 (9 fours, 2 sixes), while Frost also cleared the ropes twice in his unbeaten 48. The series resumes in three weeks when the remaining three matches will be played. Just four points separate the Knights in top place and the Warriors at the bottom. so it's certainly all to play for next month.
Munster Reds lost to Northern Knights by 52 runs
Mardyke, 15 August.
Northern Knights 302/9 (50 overs: N Rock 102, M Adair 61, C Carmichael 47, T van Woerkom 21; J Manley 3-45, B White 2-59, L McCarthy 2-60)
Munster Reds 250 (44.4 overs: L McCarthy 74, J Manley 44, G Delany 26, T van Woerkom 4-63, M Humphreys 2-45, M Foster 2-62)
Neil Rock became the second Irish wicket-keeper to make a century in the space of 24 hours as Northern Knights went top of the table with a 52-run win over Munster Reds at The Mardyke. The left-hander hit a quickfire 102 from only 73 balls (9 fours, 7 sixes) sharing a destructive sixth wicket stand of 102 in only 9.3 overs with Mark Adair. 'Sparky' cleared the ropes 5 times in a belligerent 38-ball 61 as the Knights recovered from 46 for 3 and 131 for 5 to post 302 - runs too for Cade Carmichael (47) and Theo van Woerkom (21). The home side were reduced to 106 for 7 - four wickets for Van Woerkom - and it seemed as they would be able to begin the long trek back to Belfast early. However, Munster showed great spirit and backbone to deny them the bonus point win as the last three wickets put on 144. Liam McCarthy hit 10 fours and a six in his 74 from 56 deliveries, while Josh Manley - on loan from the Knights - followed up his three wickets with 44 (6 fours, 1 six). Munster are back in action on Thursday when they host Leinster.
Leinster Lightning beat North West Warriors by 244 runs
Milverton, 14 August.
Leinster Lightning 425/7 (50 overs; L Tucker 133, G Dockrell 88, C De Freitas 40, S Harbinson 43*, F Hand 40*, S Singh 22; C Young 4-41)
North West Warriors 181 (28 overs; L Doherty 30, S Doheny 26; Simi Singh 4-39, G Hoey 2-29 ,F Hand 2-43
Lorcan Tucker scored 133 (Sportsfile)
Leinster Lightning flexed their muscles with a record-breaking display against the North West Warriors in their 50 overs interpro cup game at The Hills. Craig Young (4-61) had struck two early blows and when Graham Hume had Harry Tector caught behind for 0, the hosts were in trouble at 46 for 3. From that juncture though it was all one-way traffic as debutant Chris De Freitas scored a half century as he and Lorcan Tucker added 123 in 18 overs. Tucker and Dockrell then really stepped on the gas as they clubbed 154 in 14 overs for the 5th wicket. Tucker hit 15 fours and 6 sixes in his 133 from 93 balls - the second best individual score in the competition, behind PJ Moor - while Dockrell cleared the ropes 8 times in his 88 from 49 balls. Any hopes of respite for the beleaguered NW attack with their dismissals were quickly dispelled as Sam Harbinson (43* from 16 balls) and Fionn Hand (40* off 15 balls) hit four sixes apiece as they plundered 87 off the last 5 overs to finish on a competition record 425 for 7. Faced with such a daunting total Liam Doherty (30) and Stephen Doheny (26) shared an opening stand of 56, but once it was broken, they were bowled out for 181 with Simi Singh taking 4 for 39, and two wickets apiece for Gavin Hoey and Fionn Hand..Cian Robertson missed the game having injured his shoulder at the weekend. Much then to ponder for the Warriors and Head Coach Boyd Rankin on a day when Young apart - they were cruelly exposed by a motivated Lightning side.
North West Warriors beat Northern Knights by 3 wickets
Magheramason, 25 May.
Northern Knights 253/9 (50 overs: Ross Adair 76, Ruhan Pretorius 50, Morgan Topping 32, Neil Rock 24; Mike Erlank 4-46, Scott Macbeth 2-41)
North West Warriors 257/7 (49.4 overs: Stephen Doheny 78, Shane Getkate 58*, Ani Chore 36, William McClintock 32; Theo Van Woerkom 2-32, Ruhan Pretorius 2-50, Matthew Humphreys 2-54)
Ross Adair acknowledges the applause for his half century. (CricketEurope)
The Knights missed the chance to go two wins clear at the top of the Table as the Warriors got home by three wickets with two balls to spare. After a century opening partnership in twenty overs between Adair and Pretorius the Knights lost wickets at regular intervals and with no acceleration in the final overs their 253 was somewhat less that they would have hoped. The Warriors matched the Knights bringing up their hundred in the twenty second over but with Doheny anchoring the innings they were always in touch and it only took a burst from Warriors skipper Getkate to provide the impetus that put them in a winning position.
North West Warriors lost to Leinster Lightning by 3 wickets
Magheramason, 23 May.
North West Warriors 183 (44.4 overs: Stephen Doheny 46, William McClintock 23, Scott Macbeth 23; Fionn Hand 3-51, Gavin Hoey 2-20, Sam Harbinson 2-25, Barry McCarthy 2-30)
Leinster Lightning 184/7 (45.3 overs: Sam Harbinson 43*, Jack Tector 39, Greg Ford 37, Fionn Hand 24; Ryan Macbeth 2-40, Craig Young 2-46)
Mark Donegan equalled the record for dismissals by an interpro wicketkeeper (CricketEurope)
Lightning's campaign finally off the mark thanks to an unbeaten 39 run eighth wicket partnership between Merrion's overseas professional Sam Harbinson and Barry McCarthy. Harbinson had earlier taken two wickets as part of an inexperienced Lightning attack that did well to bowl out the hosts for just 183. Stephen Doheny top scoring for the Warriors who found runs hard to come by in the early season conditions. Fionn Hand claimed three wickets and added 37 with Harbinson for the sixth wIcket. It was the Lightning bowlers who set up the win with the ball, and the Lightning bowlers who ultimately secured the points with the bat.
Northern Knights beat Munster Reds by 3 wickets
Stormont, 22 May.
Munster Reds 269/7 (50 overs: Murray Commins 114, Alistair Frost 37, Matt Ford 33, Curtis Campher 26; Tom Mayes 3-34, Theo Van Woerkom 3-58)
Northern Knights 272/7 (47.1 overs: Morgan Topping 92, Cade Carmichael 62, Neil Rock 39, James McCollum 30, Mark Adair 20; Liam McCarthy 4-67, Mick Granger 2-30)
Murray Commins scored a century but it was in a losing cause. (CricketEurope)
A sparkling 92 runs from Morgan Topping ensured that the Knights eased home in relative comfort, chasing down the Reds 269 with almost three overs in hand. Topping combined in partnerships of 87 with Cade Carmichael (62) and 92 with Neil Rock (39) in an innings of great maturity. Earlier Murray Commins had completed a century for the Reds after sharing an opening partnership of 106 with Alistair Frost but the Knights wrested back some control with Tom Mayes and Theo Van Woerkom each claiming three wickets. Two wins from two games played for the Knights who sit top of the table tonight.
Leinster Lightning lost to Munster Reds by 5 wickets
Sydney Parade, Dublin, 18 May.
Leinster Lightning 287 (48.3 overs: Mark Donegan 87, George Dockrell 38; Tyrone Kane 3-44, Mick Granger 3-46, Curtis Campher 2-55)
Munster Reds 288/5 (48 overs: Tyrone Kane 83, PJ Moor 69*, Murray Commins 67, Alistair Frost 50; Reuben Wilson 5-39)
Tyrone Kane's 83 runs and 3 wickets ensured the win for Munster Reds (Sportsfile)
A fantastic chase by Munster Reds with a 157 run partnership between Tyrone Kane and PJ Moor the highlight of an innings that saw 4 half -centuries scored. It was tough going for the Lightning at the start after they were asked to bat by the Reds, but an 88 run partnership between George Dockrell and Mark Donegan, after half the side was out for less than 100, steadied the ship. That vital 87 from Mark Donegan and some late hitting from Fionn Hand, Gavin Hoey and Barry McCarthy, who all scored 20's, gave Lightning a chance. Three wickets each for Tyrone Kane and Mick Granger with two for Curtis Campher. There was an excellent start to the reply by the Reds, with Commins and Frost building a platform, but Reuben Wilson upset the applecart with a 3 wicket burst in the 30th over, claiming both openers and then Curtis Campher first ball. At the final Drinks break the Reds still needed 136 off 16 overs with Tyrone Kane and PJ Moor at the wicket. That was down to 80 off the last 10, but a Sixes blitz, with 6 from Kane and 5 from Moor sealed the win. A five-wicket haul, the only five to fall, for young Reuben Wilson but the Reds were unstoppable today - what a game!
Leinster Lightning lost to Northern Knights by 66 runs
Sydney Parade, Dublin, 16 May.
Northern Knights 316/8 (50 overs: N Rock 87, R Pretorius 52, C Carmichael 43, M Topping 37, T Koen 27; B McCarthy 2-36, F Hand 2-82)
Leinster Lightning 250 (43.3 overs: L Tucker 72, G Hoey 37, T Tector 37, B McCarthy 34, George Dockrell 28; Matthew Foster 3-26, Theo Van Woerkom 2-52, Tyron Koen 2-59)
Neil Rock and Tyron Koen. (Sportsfile)
Ireland’s keeper Lorcan Tucker returned to domestic action with Leinster Lightning but his top score of 72 from 57 balls, with two sixes, was not enough to prevent the Northern Knights easing to a 66-run victory in the IP50 at Sydney Parade. Neil Rock, the Rush skipper, led the way for the Knights with a blistering 87 from 60 balls in a total of 316-8 from 50 overs and Lightning’s hopes faded when Harry Tector fell for a single. The home side were bowled out for 250.
Munster Reds lost to North West Warriors by 6 wickets
Mardyke, 15 May.
Munster Reds 149 (40.2 overs; M Commins 35, H Zimmerman 4-36, M Erlank 3-21)
North West Warriors 150-4 (39.1 overs, S Getkate 56*, A Chore 33)
Shane Getkate scored 56 not out (Eoin Noonan (Sportsfile))
The North West Warriors got their interprovincial campaign off to a perfect start as they secured a bonus point win, beating defending champions Munster Reds by six wickets at The Mardyke in Cork. Stand-in skipper Shane Getkate hit four sixes on his way to a Man-of-the-Match 56 not out. He shared stands of 63 with debutants Ani Chore, who made 33, and an unbroken 42 with Cameron Melly, who scored an unbeaten 27 as they reached their 150 target in the 40th over. Another pair of debutants were the bowling heroes for Boyd Rankin's side - Ardmore's Harry Zimmermann taking 4 for 36 and Eglinton professional Mike Erlank 3 for 21, while Brigade seamer Ryan Macbeth took two wickets as the Munster side slipped from 63 for 0 to 149 all out. The Warriors are back in action next week when they host Leinster Lightning at Bready on Tuesday. Before then Leinster Lightning are in action twice this week - hosting Northern Knights on Tuesday and Munster Reds on Thursday - both at Sydney Parade.
Interprovincial T20 Trophy 2023
Northern Knights84040327
North West Warriors82042218
Munster Reds81043113
Leinster Lightning81043113
North West Warriors lost to Munster Reds by 38 runs
Sydney Parade, Dublin, 3 August.
Munster Reds 183/9 (20 overs: Ali Frost 83, Tyrone Kane 30, Murray Commins 26; Craig Young 4-26, Graham Hume 2-16, Cian Robertson 2-31)
North West Warriors 145/9 (20 overs: Jared Wilson 33, Liam Doherty 33, Graham Hume 27*, Scott Macbeth 26; Ben White 3-27, Josh Manley 2-17, Liam McCarthy 2-23, Byron McDonough 2-34)
Ali Frost scored a superb 83 as Munster Reds finished their campaign in style with a 38-run win over a poor Warriors. Frost hit 10 fours and 4 sixes - 3 of which came in skipper Andy McBrine's solitary over - in his 39-ball knock, adding 94 in 7.4 overs with Tyrone Kane (30). Munster ended on 183 for 9, with Craig Young (4-26) and Graham Hume (2-16) escaping the carnage that inflicted the rest of the attack. The reply saw Liam Doherty and Jared Wilson both make 33, while Scott Macbeth hit 26 as the Warriors reached 107 for 2, but the required rate by that stage was 15. The next 15 balls saw six wickets fall for 10 runs to effectively end the contest. Graham Hume hit a few consolation blows in his unbeaten 27, but by that stage it was a 'dead cat bounce' and Munster emerged comfortable winners - three wickets for Ben White and two apiece for Josh Manley, Liam McCarthy and Byron McDonough.
Leinster Lightning beat Northern Knights by 5 wickets
Sydney Parade, Dublin, 3 August.
Northern Knights 187-7 (20 overs; Neil Rock 47*, James McCollum 45, Paul Stirling 28, Mark Adair 21, Fionn Hand 3-32, Simi Singh 2-25)
Leinster Lightning 191-5 (18.3 overs, Tim Tector 91*, George Dockrell 36, Lorcan Tucker 34),
Neil Rock with brothers Mark and Ross Adair as Knights won the T20 Trophy (CricketEurope)
Tim Tector guided Leinster Lightning to a consolation win over champions Northern Knights but it wasn't enough to lift the Dubliners off the bottom of the table. The YMCA opener hit 15 fours and a six in his unbeaten 91 from 56 balls as the hosts chased down 187 to win by five wickets with 9 balls to spare. He shared a 5th wicket stand of 64 in 6 overs with skipper George Dockrell, who cleared the wall five times in his 18-ball 36. Earlier, Neil Rock (47), James McCollum (45), Paul Stirling (28) and Mark Adair (21) were all in the runs for the Knights, with Fionn Hand (3-32) and Simi Singh (2-25) the pick of the attack.
Leinster Lightning v North West Warriors - no result
Sydney Parade, Dublin, 2 August.
Leinster Lightning
North West Warriors
Ground unfit - no play possible.
Munster Reds v Northern Knights - no result
Sydney Parade, Dublin, 2 August.
Munster Reds
Northern Knights
Match abandoned after a ground inspection, and consequently the Knights are T20 Trophy winners.
Leinster Lightning beat Munster Reds by 6 wickets
Sydney Parade, Dublin, 1 August.
Munster Reds 167/6 (20 overs; Murray Commins 62, Ali Frost 61*; Simi Singh 4-18, Sam Harbinson 2-21)
Leinster Lightning 171/4 (15.1 overs; Tim Tector 64*, Riley Mudford 54; Ben White 2-31)
Leinster Lightning got their first win of the T20 Trophy with an impressive chase to beat Munster Reds by six wickets at Sydney Parade. Munster had posted 167/6 with Murray Commins and Ali Frost scoring 62 and 61* respectively - both facing 37 balls, and each clearing the ropes four times. Simi Singh returned from injury to claim 4 for 18, while Australian overseas player Sam Harbinson took 2 for 21. It was the hosts other overseas player Riley Mudford though who really grabbed the contest by the scruff of the neck. The 21 year-old New Zealander hit 6 sixes and 3 fours in a brutal assault on the Munster attack that saw him make 54 iin just 22 balls. He added 69 in just five overs with Tim Tector, who then took up the mantle ensuring the bonus point win, with an unbeaten 64 from 37 deliveries (7 fours, 3 sixes). Tector was pipped to the Man of the Match award by Railway Union's Mudford. Both sides are out of contention for the title, but will have a major say in the destination with both playing the Northern sides in their final two games.
Northern Knights beat North West Warriors by 5 wickets
Sydney Parade, Dublin, 1 August.
North West Warriors 78 (15.1 overs, Jared Wilson 29, Matthew Humphreys 5-13, Theo van Woerkom 3-27)
Northern Knights 81-5 (13 overs, Neil Rock 29*, Graham Hume 2-9, Craig Young 2-20)
Matthew Humphreys took 5 for 13 (CricketEurope)
The Northern Knights have one hand on the interpro T20 Trophy after their spinners demolished a brittle Warriors batting line-up at Sydney Parade. Lisburn's Matthew Humphreys took the honours, with the left-armer taking 5 for 13, and fellow southpaw Theo van Woerkom claiming 3 for 27 as the NW made just 78. Jared Wilson (27) and Graham Hume (17) were the only players from Boyd Rankin's side to reach double figures. The Warriors bowlers made life difficult for the Knights with Graham Hume (2-9) and Craig Young (2-20) bowling with real fire and venom on a difficult pitch in helpful conditions. At 38 for 4 there were some nerves in the NCU camp, but stand-in skipper Neil Rock hit 5 fours and a six in an unbeaten 29 to seal the bonus point five wicket win with seven overs to spare. The Knights will be crowned champions if they win one of their two remaining games or if the Warriors fail to win both their matches.
North West Warriors (2) v Northern Knights (2): no result
Magheramason, 16 July.
North West Warriors
Northern Knights
Ground unplayable.
Leinster Lightning (2) v Munster Reds (2): no result
Magheramason, 16 July.
Leinster Lightning
Munster Reds
Ground unplayable .
North West Warriors (2) v Leinster Lightning (2): no result.
Magheramason, 15 July.
North West Warriors
Leinster Lightning
Heavy overnight rain - match abandoned.
Northern Knights (2) v Munster Reds (2): no result
Magheramason, 15 July.
Northern Knights
Munster Reds
Heavy overnight rain at Bready made the ground so wet that this morning's match had little chance of taking place.
North West Warriors (2) v Munster Reds (2): no result
Magheramason, 14 July.
Munster Reds 88-7 (16 overs; M Commins 35; T McKeegan 3-13)
North West Warriors
Boundary for Carson McCullough (Lawrence Moore)
The points were shared after heavy rain forced the abandonment of the game after 16 overs. Munster Reds were in trouble at 88 for 7, despite Murray Commins making 35. The Warriors attack were right on the money, with Newbuildings seamer Trent McKeegan taking three wickets, and one apiece for skipper Andy McBrine, Cian Robertson, Craig Young and Jared Wilson.
Northern Knights (2) v Leinster Lightning (2): no play
Magheramason, 14 July.
Northern Knights
Leinster Lightning
North West Warriors lost to Northern Knights by 7 wickets
Mardyke, 8 June.
North West Warriors 164/9 (20 overs: Stephen Doheny 39, Shane Getkate 29; Matthew Foster 4-30, Tom Mayes 2-20, Tyron Koen 2-34)
Northern Knights 167/3 (16.1 overs: Morgan Topping 51*, Cade Carmichael 44, Ruhan Pretorius 43, Neil Rock 20*)
Morgan Topping (CricketEurope)
Man of the Match Morgan Topping's unbeaten half century helped Northern Knights to a bonus point win as they beat NW Warriors to top the table after the first T20 Festival in Cork. The Waringstown batter hit 6 fours and 3 sixes in his 51 not out from just 28, as he and skipper Neil Rock (20*) shared an unbroken stand of 50 in 4 overs to race to the win. Chasing 165, Ross Adair went early, but Ruhan Pretorius (43) and Cade Carmichael (44) both hit 6 boundaries as well as clearing the ropes as the powerful Knights batting fired again. The Warriors total of 164 for 9 was built around 39 from Stephen Doheny and 29 from Shane Getkate. The innings though petered out as the Warriors power men didn't come off on this occasion. Matty Foster took four wickets, while there were two apiece for Tom Mayes and Tyron Koen in a statement win for Simon Johnston's side.
Munster Reds beat Leinster Lightning by 5 wickets
Mardyke, 8 June.
Leinster Lightning 157/5 (20 overs; Sam Harbinson 45*, Adam Rosslee 45, Tim Tector 31, Seamus Lynch 20; Liam McCarthy 2-27)
Munster Reds 159/5 (16.1 overs; Murray Commins 37, Nathan McGuire 34, Conor Fletcher 28)
Adam Rosslee (CricketEurope)
Hosts Munster Reds finished a low-key T20 Festival on a winning note as they easily chased down Leinster Lightning’s 157 for 5 to secure a five wickets win with 3.5 overs to spare. The big news off the field was the interim appointment of Andre Botha as the new Lightning Coach, with Nigel Jones off back to Cricket Ireland. Sam Harbinson and Adam Rosslee both made 45 as they added 62 for the 5th wicket – runs too for skipper Tim Tector (31) and Seamus Lynch (20). Liam McCarthy (2-27) was best with the ball for the hosts. Nathan McGuire – surplus to requirements at the Warriors – showed the Reds just what he can do as he cleared the ropes four times in a hard-hit 34 to get the chase off to a flyer. Murray Commins kept the rate going with a fluent 37 (7 fours), while there were also breezy cameos from Connor Fletcher (28), Tyrone Kane (18*) and Matt Ford (15*). The next Festival is in five weeks’ time at Bready.
Leinster Lightning lost to North West Warriors by 81 runs
Mardyke, 7 June.
North West Warriors 180/7 (20 overs; Shane Getkate 55, William McClintock 34, Stephen Doheny 33, Jared Wilson 20; Barry McCarthy 4-12, Fionn Hand 2-33)
Leinster Lightning 99 (Overs 13.5, B McCarthy 27,C Robertson 4-20, T McKeegan 2-12)
Warriors captain Shane Getkate made 55 (CricketEurope)
The North West Warriors made it two bonus point wins from two games as they inflicted a record defeat on a beleaguered Leinster Lightning side. Stephen Doheny (33) and Aaron Gillespie (15) laid the platform with an opening stand of 41 in 6 overs, while skipper Shane Getkate and Jared Wilson (20) kept the board moving as they added 65 in 6 overs. Getkate top-scored with 55 from 34 balls (8 fours, 1 six), while 60 came from the last five overs thanks primarily to William McClintock (34 in 3 balls), who bludgeoned five sixes - four in one Gavin Hoey over - as the Warriors finished on 180 for 7. Barry McCarthy had the excellent analysis of 4 for 12 amidst the carnage and it was he who was the only highlight of a pitiful batting reply. He top-scored with 27 which included three sixes, but Lightning were bundled out for just 99. Left-arm spinner Cian Robertson took four wickets and Trent McKeegan two. The highlights of a fine Warriors fielding effort was a superb catch by Scott Macbeth at point, as well a brilliant direct hit to account for Mark Donegan.
Munster Reds lost to Northern Knights by 7 wickets (DLS)
Mardyke, 7 June.
Munster Reds 106/5 (12 overs; Gareth Delany 32, Murray Commins 28*; Ruhan Pretorius 3-31
Northern Knights 131/3 (10.4 overs; Ruhan Pretorius 44, Ross Adair 39; Ben White 2-22) (DLS target 129 in 12 overs)
Ruhan Pretorius (CricketEurope)
Northern Knights' firepower once again served them well as they made light work a potentially challenging 129 chase in a game reduced to 12 overs due to...a swarm of bees....They wouldn't 'buzz off' leading to a lengthy stoppage of 1hr 50 mins. The Reds had been 91 for 2 after 10,4 overs and got to face just another 8 balls in which they scored 15 runs and lost 3 wickets. Gareth Delany (32) and Murray Commins (28*) were top scores in their 106 for 5 - which DLS adjusted upwards. Ruhan Pretorius took three wickets and then he and Ross Adair went on a boundary blitz in a brilliant opening partnership of 96 in 7.5 overs. Pretorius hit 4 fours and cleared the ropes three times in his 44 from 31 balls, while Adair's 39 included 4 fours and 2 sixes. Ben White took two wickets but by that stage the damage was done, with Knights sealing the win with 8 balls left.
Munster Reds lost to North West Warriors by 6 wickets.
Mardyke, 6 June.
Munster Reds 120 (18.5 overs; Gareth Delany 28, Liam McCarthy 22; Trent McKeegan 4-24, Cian Robertson 2-17, Ryan Macbeth 2-18)
North West Warriors 125-4 (16 overs; Scott Macbeth 40*, Cameron Melly 30*, Jared Wilson 21; Liam McCarthy 2-26)
Man of the Match Trent McKeegan (CricketEurope)
A 5th wicket stand of 54 in 25 balls between the Brigade duo of Scott Macbeth and Cameron Melly helped the Warriors to a bonus point six wickets win over Munster Reds in the opening game of the T20 Festival at The Mardyke. Chasing 121, the NW had reached 71 for 4 in the 12th over, with two wickets for Liam McCarthy. The game at that point could have gone either way, but Ireland Under 19 international Macbeth played fearlessly, striking 5 fours and a six in his unbeaten 40 from 24 balls, and found a equally positive partner in Melly whose unbeaten 30 took just 13 balls, with 4 fours and 2 sixes - the last of which secured the extra point from the last ball of the 16th over. The Warriors severely depleted bowling unit made light of their missing international quarter to dismiss the hosts for just 120 - well short of par. Newbuildings pacer Trent McKeegan took 4 for 24, while there were two wicket apiece for Cian Robertson and Ryan Macbeth. Gareth Delany (28) and Liam McCarthy (22) were the main contributors to a disappointing batting display.
Northern Knights beat Leinster Lightning by 74 runs
Mardyke, 6 June.
Northern Knights 236/3 (20 overs; Neil Rock 79*, Morgan Topping 57*, Ruhan Pretorius 53, Ross Adair 23)
Leinster Lightning 162 (17.1 overs; Mark Donegan 58; Greg Ford 31; Tom Mayes 4-28, Theo van Workoem 2-19, Ruhan Pretorius 2-35)
Neil Rock (Oisin Keniry)
Neil Rock and Morgan Topping's 116-run partnership propelled Northern Knights to 236/3 - their highest T20 total and third best in the competition history. Batting first Ross Adair (23) and Ruhan Pretorius laid the platform with an opening stand of 61 in 7 overs. Pretorius cleared the ropes 5 times in his 53 as the Knights took full advantage of anything loose. Morgan Topping's excellent early season form continued as he hit 5 fours and 3 sixes in a stylish 30-ball unbeaten 57. The real damage came with the arrival of Rock, with the left-hander pummeling the weakened Lightning attack as he crashed 8 fours and 6 sixes in a whirlwind 79 from just 26 balls - his stand with Topping occupying just 43 deliveries. Lightning threatened briefly as Greg Ford (31) and Mark Donegan added 76 for the fourth wicket. However, scoreboard pressure told with four wickets for Tom Mayes and two apiece for Theo van Workoem and Ruhan Pretorius.
Interprovincial Future Series 2023
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Munster Heat v Emerging Warriors: no play.
Oakhill, 10 August.
Munster Heat
Emerging Warriors
A damp patch on the pitch coupled with early morning drizzle and little in the way of drying conditions meant an early abandonment at Oakhill. It's been a desperately disappointing tournament for the Warriors who were heavily beaten in most of their games and finish bottom without a win to their name. Munster Heat finish above them courtesy of Wednesday's win in the T20 contest.
Emerging Knights lost to Lightning Bolts by 104 runs
Stormont, 10 August.
Lightning Bolts 248 (44.4 overs; Mark Donegan 59, Dylan Lues 54, Phillipe le Roux 51, Adam Rosslee 39; Ben Snell 8-24, Harry Dyer 2-38)
Emerging Knights 144 (33.2 overs: CJ van der Walt 39, Paddy Beverland 28, Carson McCullough 20; Daniel Forkin 3-19, Dylan Lues 2-33)
Waringstown's Ben Snell who took 8 wickets for 24 runs (CricketEurope)
Leinster Lightning Bolts secured the Future Series title as they bounced back from Wednesday's loss to beat Emerging Knights by 104 runs in a game reduced by morning rain to 45 overs at Stormont. Mark Donegan dominated a second wicket stand of 65 with Chris De Freitas (19) to set the Dubliners on their way. Adam Rosslee continued his recent run with a well made 39, but wickets for Harry Dyer and Ben Snell meant the game was in the balance at 142 for 5 in the 31st over. Skipper Phillipe Le Roux (51) and Dylan Lues (54) then shared a decisive sixth wicket stand of 89 in 11.3 overs to post 248. Waringstown's Ben Snell's finished with the excellent figures of 8-24, which came off 8.4 overs including 5 wickets for 17 runs in his final 16 deliveries. The Knights skipper Paddy Beverland (28) got his side off to a decent start in an opening stand of 35, but thereafter the Bolts dominated, with Dom Joyce's side taking wickets at regular intervals. CJ van der Walt provided some resistance with 39, but three wickets for Merrion left-arm spinner Daniel Forkin and two for Balbriggan's Dylan Lues ensured a comfortable win.
Munster Heat beat Emerging Warriors by 6 wickets
Oakhill, 9 August.
Emerging Warriors 112 (19.5 overs: G Roulston 32, L Doherty 21, H Zimmerman 21; M Brewster 3-21, F Catherwood 2-19, R Joyce 2-20)
Munster Heat 113/4 (19 overs: R Joyce 38*, M Brewster 24)
Matty Brewster took three wickets for Munster Heat (CricketEurope)
Matty Brewster took three wickets and scored 24 as Munster Heat beat the Emerging Warriors by 6 wickets at Oakhill. Brewster's 3 for 21 was complemented by two wickets apiece for Finn Catherwood and Ryan Joyce as the Warriors scored a disappointing 112. Gavin Roulston top-scored with 32, while Liam Doherty and Harry Zimmermann made 21 apiece. Munster struggled initially to 55 for 4 in the 12th over, but Ryan Joyce hit 4 fours and 2 sixes in an unbeaten 38, sharing an unbroken 5th wicket stand of 58 with Hayden Melly (18*). The teams meet again on Thursday at the same venue where the Warriors will hope to gain their first win of the tournament.
Emerging Knights beat Lightning Bolts by 9 runs
Stormont, 9 August.
Emerging Knights 190/6 (20 overs: J Egan 57*, B Calitz 38, J Dickson 24, M Burton 22; O Riley 2-38)
Lightning Bolts 181/5 (20 overs: A Rosslee 55, M Donegan 38, C De Freitas 34*, S Modgil 20; B Snell 3-37)
Jake Egan top-scored for the Emerging Knights (CricketEurope)
Jake Egan's unbeaten half century helped the Emerging Knights beat Lightning Bolts by 9 runs in a high scoring contest at Stormont. The Carrick player top-scored with 57 not out from 35 balls (4 fours, 3 sixes), sharing a 5th wicket stand of 61 in 6 overs with Ben Calitz, who also cleared the ropes three times in his 38. There were also quickfire 20s from Max Burton and Jack Dickson as the home side racked up 190 for 6. They needed them all as Lightning made a fast start with Adam Rosslee hitting 4 sixes in his 55, dominating a second wicket stand of 76 with Swapnil Modgill (20). Skipper Mark Donegan (38) and Chris de Freitas (34*) added 61 in an entertaining stand, but the required rate was always just out of reach - Ben Snell taking three wickets as they ended on 181 for 5. The teams meet again on Thursday at the same venue with the winner of the 50-overs contest taking the Future Series title.
Emerging Knights beat Munster Heat by 2 wickets
Oakhill, 20 July.
Munster Heat 130 (33.2 overs, Jordan Neill 56, Haydn Melly 29, CJ van der Walt 4-7, Ewan Wilson 2-19, Harry Dyer 2-19)
Emerging Knights 131-8 (28 overs, Paddy Beverland 30, Jake Egan 24, Jordan Neill 2-23)
The Emerging Knights made it four wins from four as they overcame a late wobble to secure a bonus point win that means they keep pace with leaders Leinster Bolts going into the final phase of the Future Series in three weeks time. Jordan Neill hit 10 fours and a 6 in a blistering 56 from just 36 balls for Munster Heat, but only Haydn Melly (29) got past 20 in a disappointing total of 130. There were four wickets for Carrickfergus captain CJ van der Walt, plus two apiece for Ewan Wilson and Harry Dyer. Skipper Paddy Beverland (30) and Jake Egan (24) got the chase off to a decent start and at 83 for 3 and 112 for 4, it looked a routine win. However, a flurry of wickets saw four fall for just four runs, and at 116 for 8, it looked as if the Knights had blown it. However, teenager Dyer kept a cool head and secured the points that ensured the journey home was a happy one for Simon Johnston's side.
Emerging Warriors lost to Lightning Bolts by 6 wickets
Ardmore, 20 July.
Emerging Warriors 194 (41.3 overs, Liam Doherty 113, Dylan Lues 4-38, Daniel Forkin 3-29, Cian Egerton 2-30)
Lightning Bolts 199-4 (34.5 overs, Chris de Freitas 100*, John McNally 53, Adam Rosslee 26)
Chris De Freitas celebrates his century (CricketEurope)
It was a tale of two centuries at The Bleachgreen as Leinster Bolts survived an early scare to secure a six-wickets win over the Emerging Warriors. The hosts, with the exception of Liam Doherty struggled against the Bolts attack. The Eglinton opener dominated the innings - hitting 12 fours and clearing the ropes three times in a brilliant 113 for 119 balls. He eventually fell to a stunning running catch by Matt Weldon, who dived full length at deep cover to cling on as the Warriors made 194. Dylan Lues (4-38), Daniel Forkin (3-29) and Cian Egerton (2-30) were the pick of the Dubliners attack. Swapnil Modgill and David Vincent fell cheaply to Josh Wilson and Trent McKeegan, and at 7 for 2 the Warriors sensed a shock. However, Chris De Freitas showed his class, hitting a brilliant hundred to settle the contest. The Balbriggan man shared stands of 67 for the third wicket with Adam Rosslee (26) and 83 for the fourth with John McNally - who hit 53 from 45 balls (5 fours, 3 sixes). It looked as if De Freitas would just miss out on his hundred, as with 10 required for the win, he was on 86. However, he thumped two extra cover drives before depositing Scott Macbeth over deep midwicket to get the landmark and the victory. The Knights and Bolts now meet at Stormont on August 9th and 10th to decide the tournament winners.
Emerging Warriors lost to Lightning Bolts by 8 wickets
Ardmore, 19 July.
Emerging Warriors 128-7 (20 overs, Harry Zimmerman 31, Gavin Roulston 25, Tommy Orr 21, Mikey O'Reilly 2-26)
Lightning Bolts 129-2 (11 overs, Adam Rosslee 63*, Swapnil Modgill 57; Josh Wilson 2-21)
Tommy Orr is bowled by Mikey O'Reilly (CricketEurope)
Leinster Lightning Bolts top the table as they gained their third win of this abbreviated series racing to an 8-wicket win over the Emerging Warriors at the Bleachgreen in Ardmore. A fine bowling display, backed up by the fielders restricted the hosts to 128 for 7 having been put in by Phillipe Le Roux. Skipper Harry Zimmerman top-scored with 31, while there runs too for Gavin Roulston (25) and Tommy Orr (21). The hosts though were never able to break the shackles with left-armers Mikey O'Reilly (2-26) and Matt Weldon bowling with real pace, and the varied spin of Daniel Forkin, Hama Maan and Dylan Lues offering different challenges. The total looked under par and so it proved as the Dubliners raced out of the blocks scoring 72 runs in the powerplay to all but settle the contest. Merrion's Swapnil Modgill pierced the infield at will, with an array of lowing drives and pulls, while YMCA's wicket-keeper batsman Adam Rosslee was particularly severe on anything short or that offered width. Modgill hit 10 fours and one six in his 57 from 32 balls, while Roslee's unbeaten 63 included five fours and four maximums. Their opening stand of 109 from 57 balls was ended by Josh Wilson (2-21) who then trapped Chris De Freitas the net ball, offering no shot. It was only scant consolation as Rosslee took 18 off the 11th over to reach his half century and give the Bolt's run-rate a further boost away from the Knights who are also on 14 points at the half-way point of the competition.
Emerging Knights beat Munster Heat by 63 runs
Oakhill, 19 July.
Emerging Knights 145-6 (20 overs, Jack Dickson 58, CJ van der Walt 41*; Byron McDonough 3-37)
Munster Heat 82-7 (20 overs, Matthew Brewster 28, Adam Kennedy 2-22)
The Emerging Knights recovered from a poor start to inflict a 63-run defeat on Munster Heat at Oakhill. Three wickets for Byron McDonough had the NCU in trouble at 39 for 4 before they rallied thanks to a fifth wicket stand of 79 in 10 overs between Jack Dickson and CJ van der Walt. Dickson top-scored with 58 from 47 balls (3 fours, 3 sixes), while Van Der Walt's unbeaten 41 from 37 deliveries included 3 fours and saw him clear the ropes twice in a total of 145 for 6. That proved was too many for the Munster side who never got going at any stage thanks to a fine display by the bowling unit. Matty Brewster made 28 but Heat struggled to 82 for 7. Adam Kennedy picked up two wickets while there were one apiece for Ben Snell, CJ van der Walt, James West and Carson McCullough. The teams meet again on Thursday in a 50 overs contest at the same venue.
Munster Heat lost to Lightning Bolts by 7 wickets
Mardyke, 29 June.
Munster Heat 114 (34.3 overs; Jordan Neill 34, Ryan Joyce 30; Amish Sidhu 3-3, Dylan Lues 3-18, Olly Riley 2-10)
Lightning Bolts 119/3 (21.1 overs; Chris De Freitas 75*, Byron McDonough 2-29)
Chris De Freitas on his way to a match winning unbeaten 75 (Deryck Vincent)
Leinster Lightning Bolts made it back-to-back wins as they eased to a seven wickets win against Munster Heat at The Mardyke. Ireland Under 19 international Jordan Neill top-scored with the hosts with 34 (3 fours, 1 six), while Ryan Joyce hit 30 (4 fours) as Heat made a solid start. However, from 50 for 1, they slid to 114 all out with a string of single figure scores. Amish Sidhu (3-3), Dylan Lues (3-18), and Olly Riley (2-10) doing the bulk of the damage. The chase was all about Balbriggan’s Chris De Freitas, who hit 13 fours and a maximum in an unbeaten 75 from just 65 balls to secure a bonus point win that sees the Dubliners top the table after two matches of the abbreviated six-match 2023 series.
Emerging Knights beat Emerging Warriors by 6 wickets
Stormont, 29 June.
Emerging Warriors 119/7 (20 overs; Scott Macbeth 32, Liam Doherty 24; Adam Kennedy 3-21, Carson McCullough 2-25)
Emerging Knights 120/4 (15.2 overs; Ollie Metcalfe 40, Ben Calitz 30*, Aditya Adey 22*; Charlie Downey 2-21)
The Emerging Knights made it two wins from two as they beat the Emerging Warriors relatively comfortably in the T20 contest at Stormont. Batting first the North-West side were given a quick start by Liam Doherty’s 20 in 14 balls (2 fours, 2 sixes), and with Scott MacBeth making 32, they were well placed at 60 for 2 after 9 overs. Unfortunately their innings fizzled out, ending with a whimper rather than a bang, managing to add just 59 in the last 11 overs, CIYMS teenage duo Adam Kennedy (3-21) and Carson McCullough (2-25) helping to apply the brakes. Ollie Metcalfe hit 7 fours to get the chase off to a quick start, but two wickets for Charlie Downey (2-21) saw the hosts falter, losing three wickets for just four runs to be 68 for 4 at the halfway point. That was as good as it got for the Warriors though, as Canadian U19 international Ben Calitz (30*) and Aditya Adey (22*) added an unbroken 52 in just 32 balls to seal the six-wicket win in the 16th over.
Munster Heat v Lightning Bolts
Mardyke, 28 June.
Munster Heat
Lightning Bolts
Emerging Knights beat Emerging Warriors by 17 runs (31 overs game)
Stormont, 28 June.
Emerging Knights 176 (31 overs; Carson McCullough 47, Ollie Metcalfe 29, Paddy Beverland 28; Trent McKeegan 4-43, Charlie Downey 3-20, Josh Wilson 2-28)
Emerging Warriors 159 (31 overs; Raymond Curry 39, Scott Macbeth 37; Carson McCullough 3-20, Ben Snell 2-41)
Action from Stormont (CricketEurope)
The Emerging Knights got their season up and running with a 17-run win over the Warriors in a game reduced to 31 overs due to the morning rain. Newbuildings paceman Trent McKeegan’s (4-43) early burst had the hosts in trouble at 46 for 4, and wickets for teenagers Charlie Downey (3-20) and Josh Wilson (2-28) has them in further trouble at 95 for 7, despite runs for Ollie Metcalfe (29) and skipper Paddy Beverland (28). The game changed though with Carson McCullough’s quickfire 47 from 37 balls (5 fours), adding 53 for the 8th wicket with Harry Dyer. A final total of 176 gave the Knights something to bowl at, and they made the perfect start as Dyer accounted for Liam Doherty second ball. Ben Snell and Adam Kennedy removed Marcus Poskitt and Gavin Roulston cheaply to leave the Warriors on 23 for 3. A fourth wicket stand of 88 in 13 overs between Raymond Curry (39) and Scott Macbeth (37) brought them right back into the contest and at 111 for 3 in the 22nd over they were probably favourites. However, the run out of Curry proved the turning point, and with McCullough taking three wickets, the Knights closed out a 17-run win. The sides meet again tomorrow at the same venue in a T20 contest.
Munster Heat lost to Lightning Bolts by 22 runs
Mardyke, 28 June.
Lightning Bolts 192-4 (20 overs; Swapnil Modgil 70, Chris de Freitas 58, John McNally 34*, Ryan Joyce 2-32)
Munster Heat 170-7 (20 overs, Devon Joyce 47, Eshan O'Sullivan 32*, Shivam Kislay 23, Matty Brewster 20, Ryan Joyce 20; Mikey O'Reilly 2-23, Amish Sidhu 2-30)
Devon Joyce scored 47 (CricketEurope)
A second wicket stand of 110 between Swapnil Modgill and Chris De Freitas powered Lightning Bolts to a 22-run win over Munster Heat at The Mardyke. Merrion opener Modgill top-scored with a rapid 70 off 47 balls (8 fours, 2 sixes), while Balbriggan all-rounder De Freitas made 58 (4 fours, 3 sixes). Clontarf teenager John McNally added late runs as he cleared the ropes three times in a quickfire unbeaten 34 from 16 deliveries. A final total of 192 for 4 looked challenging and even more so after the first over of the reply with Mikey O'Reilly removing Jack Buss and Irish passport holding South African Jordan Neill. The home side rallied though, with Devon Joyce hitting four maximums in an enterprising 47. There were decent cameos too from Eshan O'Sullivan (32*), Shivam Kislay (23) and a pair of 20s for Matty Brewster and Ryan Joyce. Munster finished on 170 for 7 in an entertaining contest. The sides meet again tomorrow at the same venue in a 50 overs game.
Reports & Articles
Knights do the double ZZZZ12:53 amZZZZ
It’s not often rain is welcome at Stormont, but the Northern Knights were certainly grateful of its arrival which gave them the two points they needed to secure the title and complete the double.
Johnston delight as Knights win double for the first time ZZZZ4:25 amZZZZ
There was no-one prouder of the Knights interpro cup and trophy double than Head Coach Simon Johnston, whose tireless efforts along with a talented backroom staff ended Leinster Lightning's 11-season domination with a first double success.
Lynch and Hoey ruin Knights. party ZZZZ11:23 pmZZZZ
Seamus Lynch with a whirlwind century and Gavin Hoey’s record six-wicket haul combined to spoil the Knights party as Leinster Lightning inflicted a painful 170-run loss to the title hopefuls at a sun-drenched Stormont.
Munster overpower poor Warriors ZZZZ8:53 pmZZZZ
Curtis Campher passed his dress rehearsal at number three for Ireland’s upcoming ODI series against England as he helped Munster Reds go top of the table with an emphatic 115-run win over the Warriors at Bready.
From the sublime to the ridiculous for Leinster Lightning ZZZZ12:34 amZZZZ
Leinster Lightning went from the highs of a record total of 425 on Tuesday to their second lowest cup tally of 137 as they slumped to a 7-wicket loss against Munster Reds at The Mardyke.
Rock solid as Knights beat Munster to top the table ZZZZ12:18 amZZZZ
Neil Rock became the second Irish wicket-keeper to make a century in the space of 24 hours as Northern Knights went top of the table with a 52-run win over Munster Reds at The Mardyke.
Rock hundred puts Knights back on top ZZZZ11:45 pmZZZZ
Neil Rock scored his maiden List A century as Northern Knights returned to the top of the inter-provincial Cup table with a 52 runs victory over Munster Reds in Cork.
Warriors thrashed by Lightning ZZZZ10:52 amZZZZ
NW Warriors were on the receiving end of a Leinster Lightning onslaught as they became the first team to post 400 runs in an inter-provincial Cup game, with Lorcan Tucker who hit 133 and George Dockrell putting on 154 for the fifth wicket in 14 overs.
Woeful Warriors humiliated by Lightning ZZZZ11:35 amZZZZ
Leinster Lightning flexed their muscles with a record-breaking display against the North West Warriors in their 50 overs interpro cup game at The Hills.
Lightning Bolts beat Knights to win Future Series ZZZZ4:41 pmZZZZ
Leinster Lightning Bolts secured the Future Series title as they bounced back from Wednesday's loss to beat Emerging Knights by 104 runs in a game reduced by morning rain to 45 overs at Stormont.
Knights beat Bolts to top Future Series table ZZZZ3:32 amZZZZ
Jake Egan's unbeaten half century helped the Emerging Knights beat Lightning Bolts by 9 runs in a high scoring contest at Stormont.
Adair lifts trophy despite Knights loss ZZZZ8:04 amZZZZ
Mark Adair received the T20 interprovincial Trophy last night in Pembroke as captain of Northern Knights – only their second win in the competition - but they lost their 100% win record as Leinster Lightning chased down their target of 188.
Consolation wins for Lightning and Munster Reds ZZZZ2:47 amZZZZ
The T20 interpro trophy ended with wins for Leinster Lightning and Munster Reds.
Johnston proud of Knights as they clinch T20 Trophy ZZZZ4:33 amZZZZ
Northern Knights Head Coach Simon Johnston has spoken of his pride in the squad after they were crowned T20 Trophy champions.
Knights too strong for Warriors ZZZZ2:36 amZZZZ
It wasn’t as straightforward as they expected but Northern Knights confirmed their dominance of this season’s T20 inter-provincials with a victory which puts them within one point of the title, with two games remaining.
Life of Riley as Lightning gain first win ZZZZ2:24 amZZZZ
Leinster Lightning got their first win of the T20 Trophy with an impressive chase to beat Munster Reds by six wickets at Sydney Parade.
Knights close in on T20 Trophy ZZZZ2:22 amZZZZ
The Northern Knights have one hand on the interpro T20 Trophy after their spinners demolished a brittle Warriors batting line-up at Sydney Parade.
Knights go in search of second T20 Trophy title ZZZZ7:22 amZZZZ
The Northern Knights are in pole position to claim their second T20 Trophy as they travel to Dublin top of the table for the last T20 Festival of the season.
Warriors near full strength for Festival showdown ZZZZ6:40 amZZZZ
The North West Warriors have named a strong squad for the third and final T20 Festival of the season in Dublin.
Little missing for Lightning interpros ZZZZ6:04 amZZZZ
Leinster Lightning's slim hopes of retaining the T20 interpro trophy have been dealt a further blow with the absence of left-armer Josh Little for the final Festival that gets under way on Tuesday at Pembroke.
Bolts and Knights continue winning runs ZZZZ8:56 pmZZZZ
The Emerging Knights and Leinster Bolts will meet to decide the Future Series title after both made it four wins on the bounce, beating Munster Heat and the Emerging Warriors.
Bolts and Knights make it 3 out of 3 ZZZZ8:59 pmZZZZ
There were convincing wins for Leinster Lightning Bolts and the Emerging Knights in the latest round of games in the Future Series.
Walker called up for Warriors ZZZZ9:04 pmZZZZ
There's a call-up for Fox Lodge opening bowler Adam Walker for this week's Emerging Warriors matches in the Future Series against Leinster Lightning Bolts.
Ireland stars back for T20 weekend at Bready ZZZZ6:12 amZZZZ
Ten members of the Ireland squad who will be at the T20 World Cup qualifying tournament in Edinburgh next week are in action this weekend at the T20 inter-provincial festival in Bready.
Squads named for T20 weekend ZZZZ7:30 pmZZZZ
The second of three T20 weekends starts on Friday at Bready, with all four squads strengthened by the appearance of Irish internationals ahead of next week's T20 World Cup qualifiers in Scotland.
Two out of two for Bolts and Emerging Knights ZZZZ7:52 amZZZZ
There were comfortable victories for table toppers Lightning Bolts and the Emerging Knights in the second round of Future Series games.
Wins for Lightning Bolts and Emerging Knights in Future Series ZZZZ12:08 amZZZZ
The Emerging Knights beat Emerging Warriors at Stormont, while Leinster Lightning Bolts defeated Munster Heat at The Mardyke.
Squads named for Future Series ZZZZ1:47 amZZZZ
The Future Series starts this week, with games scheduled for Cork and Belfast in the opening rounds of games.
Knights shine in Cork ZZZZ12:41 amZZZZ
NEIL ROCK led his Northern Knights to a seven-wicket victory over the North-West Warriors at the Mardyke on Thursday to complete a clean sweep of three wins at the inaugural Cork T20 InterPro Festival.
Knights imperious as Warriors brushed aside ZZZZ3:26 pmZZZZ
Northern Knights powered their way back to the top of T20 inter-provincial table as they completed a clean sweep of victories in Cork.
Two out of two for Knights and Warriors. ZZZZ12:20 amZZZZ
The Knights and Warriors won again on Wednesday, setting up a table-topping clash on Thursday morning.
Knights top table after beating Warriors ZZZZ11:00 amZZZZ
Morgan Topping helped Northern Knights beat the Warriors, while defending champions Leinster Lightning are bottom of the table after losing to Munster Reds.
Wins for Knights and Warriors on opening day in Cork ZZZZ1:02 amZZZZ
Northern Knights and North West Warriors recorded convincing wins on the opening day of the T20 competition in Cork, with Man-of-the-Match displays from Neil Rock and Trent McKeegan.
Squads named for T20s in Cork ZZZZ12:19 amZZZZ
The T20 Trophy gets underway on Tuesday with all four sides missing a plethora of Irish internationals, meaning a number of new faces for the three days.
Three new faces in Knights squad ZZZZ7:08 amZZZZ
There are three new faces in the Northern Knights squad for this week’s T20 inter-provincial festival in Cork.
Getkate leads Warriors home ZZZZ8:22 amZZZZ
Shane Getkate stepped up in his role as stand-in captain of North West Warriors to take them to a three wickets victory and inflict a first defeat of the season on Northern Knights.
Warriors join Knights at top of table ZZZZ8:21 pmZZZZ
The North West Warriors joined the Northern Knights at the top of the Interpo 50-overs Cup table after winning an exciting last-over tussle at Bready.
Warriors fail to beat severely depleted Lightning ZZZZ9:34 amZZZZ
North West Warriors failed to take advantage of a weakened Leinster Lightning side and went down by three wickets in their inter-provincial Cup match at Bready yesterday.
Knights name squad for Warriors trip ZZZZ1:42 pmZZZZ
The Northern Knights have named a squad of 12 to play the North West Warriors in the Interprovincial 50-overs Cup at Bready on Thursday.
Knights Topping Table ZZZZ1:28 amZZZZ
Morgan Topping may have fallen eight runs short of a deserved century but he ensured Northern Knights made it two wins out of two in this year’s inter-provincial Cup, with victory over defending champions Munster Reds at Stormont.
Adair back to captain Knights ZZZZ8:24 amZZZZ
Mark Adair plays his first inter-provincial of the season today when he captains what must be one of the strongest Northern Knights sides ever assembled.
Robertson transferred to Warriors ZZZZ2:51 pmZZZZ
Instonians and Northern Knights left-arm spinner Cian Robertson has been transferred to the North West Warriors for the curent season.
Tim Tector to captain Leinster Lightning ZZZZ2:37 pmZZZZ
Tim Tector has been handed the captain's armband for Leinster Lightning's trip to the North West, with regular skipper George Dockrell not available.
Bray delight as Munster Reds stun Leinster Lightning ZZZZ8:24 amZZZZ
Munster Reds Head Coach Jeremy Bray has paid tribute to his side after the defending champions inflicted the second reverse of the campaign on Leinster Lightning at Sydney Parade.
Lightning strikes twice as Leinster lose again ZZZZ7:41 amZZZZ
In-form Harry Tector was brought down to earth with a second failure in three days at Sydney Parade  after becoming the first Ireland player to feature in the top 10 of any ICC world rankings.
Knights claim a winning bonus ZZZZ12:05 pmZZZZ
Northern Knights got their inter-provincial campaign off to a bonus point winning start over a Leinster ter Lightning side fielding three of the Ireland team on duty on Chelmsford on Sunday.
Getkate leads Warriors to bonus point win in Cork ZZZZ11:14 amZZZZ
The North West Warriors got their interprovincial campaign off to a perfect start as they secured a bonus point win, beating defending champions Munster Reds by six wickets at The Mardyke in Cork.
Warriors call up Erlank for interpro ZZZZ9:34 amZZZZ
Eglinton professional Mike Erlank and North Down’s Ani Chore will make their debuts for North West Warriors in today’s opening inter-provincial clash against 50-over champions Munster Reds in Cork.
Granger included in Munster squad ZZZZ12:38 amZZZZ
Clontarf's bustling opening bowler Mick Granger has been named in the Munster Reds squad to face the Warriors at The Mardyke on Monday.
McCollum to captain Northern Knights ZZZZ12:20 amZZZZ
James McCollum will skipper the Northern Knights in their 2023 interpro opener away at Leinster Lightning on Tuesday.
Five new faces in Warriors squad for Munster opener ZZZZ11:52 amZZZZ
The North West Warriors have five potential debutants in their 13-man squad to play defending champions Munster Reds in Cork on Monday morning.
Lightning name strong squad for interpro openers ZZZZ1:14 pmZZZZ
George Dockrell skippers Leinster Lightning as the Dubliners look to wrestle back the 50-overs title they lost for only the second time last season.
Leinster keep door open for Delany ZZZZ2:20 amZZZZ
Leinster Lightning haven't ruled out David Delany from their interprovincial plans for the 2023 season.
Interpro fixtures and squads finally confirmed ZZZZ9:25 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland have released the fixtures and final squads for the 2023 Interprovinical Series five days before it gets under way in Cork when defending 50-overs cup holders Munster Reds take on NW Warriors.
Knights name team to play Warriors at Ardmore ZZZZ1:39 amZZZZ
The Northern Knights have named their team for an interprovincial warm-up game against the North West Warriors at Ardmore on Thursday.
Warriors name squad for Knights friendly clash ZZZZ9:37 pmZZZZ
The North West Warriors have named a 13-man squad for an interprovincial warm-up game against the Northern Knights at Stormont on Bank Holiday Monday (11am).
Knights beat Lightning in interpro warm-up ZZZZ3:51 amZZZZ
Half centuries from Morgan Topping and Cade Carmichael helped Northern Knights to a six-wicket win against Leinster Lightning in an interpro warmup at Stormont.
2023 interpro fixtures ZZZZ4:52 amZZZZ
North West Warriors will face defending champions Munster Reds in Cork the opening game of this year’s inter-provincial 50-over Cup competition, while Northern Knights will begin their campaign away to Leinster Lightning the following day.
Munster Reds start interpro defence against Warriors next month ZZZZ4:39 amZZZZ
Munster Reds will start the defence of the 50-over interpro cup against North-West Warriors on May 15th at The Mardyke.
All-rounders dominate interpro shortlist ZZZZ2:01 pmZZZZ
Andy McBrine, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany and Graham Hume are the quartet named in the running for the Interpro Player of the Year.
Jeremy Bray appointed Munster Reds Coach ZZZZ4:20 amZZZZ
Jeremy Bray has been named Munster Reds Head Coach, taking over at the helm from Ted Williamson.