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With the sun setting here at Bready, the extra half an hour does the trick and we finally have a winner in the Hanley Energy IPC. The Lightning have won by an Innings and 4 runs to move to the top of the table.

At one point it did look like the game would go into the final day, yet when Balbirnie bowled Gillespie, it was a steady stream of batsmen to the crease. Balbirnie ended up with four wickets for 23, excellent figures for the part-time bowler. Maybe he should get rid of the part-time tag?

The win gives the Lightning 23 points and more then doubles their points, puts them in prime position to win the Championship. For the Warriors, its a long cold winter ahead of them.

So thanks for follwoing the commentary over the last two days, hopefully you'll join me next week for the final match of the season. Starts next Tuesday in Clontarf. Until then this is Justin Smyth saying goodnight!

Balbirnie to SR Thompson, OUT, Thompson goes back in the crease and looks to cut the ball, gets a bottom edge and Tucker does really well to catch the ball. The Lightning win!

SR Thompson c †Tucker b Balbirnie 45 (70b 3x4 2x6) SR: 64.28

50 | (wicket maiden) | NWW: 148/9

  • R MacBeth0 (4b)
  • SR Thompson45 (69b)
  • GH Dockrell15-2-59-3
  • A Balbirnie10-3-23-3
Dockrell to MacBeth, no run, faster ball from Dockrell, gets onto the front foot and defends the ball forward
Dockrell to MacBeth, no run, steps forward and hits the ball into the off-side
Dockrell to MacBeth, no run, reaches round the pad and plays the ball into the legside
Dockrell to MacBeth, no run, goes back in the crease and hits him high on the pads
Dockrell to Kelly, OUT, Kelly goes back in the crease and looks to pull the ball into the legside, the ball spins past the bat and knocks off the bails. Warriors nine down now

R Kelly b Dockrell 5 (10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

NW Warriors 3rd innings Partnerships

1st6R AllenD Barr
2nd8R AllenAP Gillespie
3rd9NJ O'BrienAP Gillespie
4th35DA RankinAP Gillespie
5th45SR ThompsonAP Gillespie
6th16SR ThompsonAR McBrine
7th8SR ThompsonJ Thompson
8th7SR ThompsonD Scanlon
9th14SR ThompsonR Kelly
10th0SR ThompsonR MacBeth