END OF OVER:
20 | 11 Runs 1 Wkt | NK: 107/8 (4 runs required, RR: 5.35)

  • Greg Thompson7 (5b)
  • Jacob Mulder0 (0b)
  • Gregory McFaul4-0-39-2
  • Aaron Gillespie2-0-14-2

Well what an end to the match we had, almost makes up for the 2 hours that we wasted in the middle! After making most of the effort to get the game going again, the Knights looked to have the chase under control with both Wilson and Tector in full flow. Yet once the Warriors managed to get the breakthrough, it was a steady stream of Knights players looking to hit big and getting caught in the deep.

Yet the Warriors kept to their task, trusted in their youthful bowlers and took their chances well. Kennedy was the pick of the bowlers, with his four overs only going for 17 runs. All of the bowlers contributed and the helped their team claim the victory that no-one expected at the start of the day. Maybe its going to be hard for the more established Warriors to get back in the team now?

So the Warriors pick up their first win of the season and claim the four points for the win. Maybe the real winners of the day is the Leinster Lightning?

So thanks for following the commentary today, tomorrow sees the start of the IP Championship as these two teams will be facing each other at North Down. So please join me then, this is Justin saying goodnight from Stormont.

19.6
4
McFaul to Thompson, FOUR runs, swings hard at the ball and its clipped down to long leg, the Warriors fielders don't even bother chasing after the ball as they win!

That should have sealed it for the Warriors, they crossed so Thompson is on strike

19.5
W
McFaul to McCarter, OUT, Hits the ball towards the longest boundary on the ground. Hasn't got enough power on it and Kennedy runs in to take the catch

GJ McCarter c Kennedy b McFaul 7 (7m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 140.00

19.4
2
McFaul to McCarter, 2 runs, hits the ball over the top of short third man, they come back for the second. 8 needed off 2
19.3
0
McFaul to McCarter, no run, well bowled! McFaul sees McCarter coming and bowls it full, misses with the big hoick
19.2
4
McFaul to McCarter, FOUR runs, there's a boundary. Looks to hit the ball down the ground, slices the ball fine down to the third man boundary
19.1
1lb
McFaul to Thompson, 1 leg bye, looks to hit big into the legside, misses and is hit on the pad. The bowler appeals although all the other fielders run after the ball

END OF OVER:
19 | 4 Runs 2 Wkts | NK: 96/7 (15 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.05, RRR: 15.00)

  • Greg Thompson3 (3b)
  • Graeme McCarter1 (1b)
  • Aaron Gillespie2-0-14-2
  • Graham Kennedy4-0-17-2

McFaul to bowl the last over. 15 needed off the last 6 balls

18.6
1
Gillespie to Thompson, 1 run, clips the ball into the legside, happy to give him the single. Great over from Gillespie there
18.5
1
Gillespie to McCarter, 1 run, plays the ball straight down the middle of the pitch, gets past the bowler and they run through
18.4
1
Gillespie to Thompson, 1 run, chips the ball down to long-on, its boundaries that the Knights need now though
18.3
W
Gillespie to Rock, OUT, looks to hit the ball over cow corner, never looked in a good position to play that shot and Rankin takes the catch a few yards off the boundary. Seven down

NA Rock c Rankin b Gillespie 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

18.3
1w
Gillespie to Rock, 1 wide, very full outside off-stump, not what the Warriors needed there!
18.2
0
Gillespie to Rock, no run, defends the ball out into the covers, 19 needed off 10 balls now
18.1
W
Gillespie to Wilson, OUT, that's the big wicket! The keeper was standing up behind the stumps, Wilson looks to drive the ball and gets the littlest of edges on it. Louw takes the catch and the Warriors are delighted

GC Wilson c †Louw b Gillespie 40 (50m 34b 3x4 1x6) SR: 117.64

END OF OVER:
18 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | NK: 92/5 (19 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.11, RRR: 9.50)

  • Gary Wilson40 (33b)
  • Greg Thompson1 (1b)
  • Graham Kennedy4-0-17-2
  • Gregory McFaul3-0-29-1

Gillespie is back to bowl, possibly McFaul for the last

17.6
1
Kennedy to Wilson, 1 run, slower ball, clipped out to deep square leg. They decide against the second. Wilson keeps the strike and Kennedy bowled out
17.5
0
Kennedy to Wilson, no run, almost another! Wilson reaches out to his right and almost gets an edge to the keeper
17.4
1
Kennedy to Thompson, 1 run, hits the ball straight down the ground, Kennedy throws himself to his right and just can't gather the ball in

21 needed off 15 still

17.3
1
Kennedy to Wilson, 1 run, they crossed and so Wilson is on strike, clips the ball off the pads

Thompson in next.

17.2
W
Kennedy to Adair, OUT, well, well, well, this is getting interesting. Adair hits the ball high in the air, McDaid gets under it at short mid-wicket and takes the catch

MR Adair c McDaid b Kennedy 1 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Porterfield wringing the changes in the field here

17.1
1
Kennedy to Wilson, 1 run, driven up to McFaul at long-on

END OF OVER:
17 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | NK: 88/4 (23 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.17, RRR: 7.66)

  • Gary Wilson37 (29b)
  • Mark Adair1 (1b)
  • Gregory McFaul3-0-29-1
  • Graham Kennedy3-0-13-1

Kennedy back for his last over

16.6
1
McFaul to Wilson, 1 run, slower ball, Wilson hits it up to long-on and is happy to keep the strike
16.5
1
McFaul to Adair, 1 run, off the mark straight away as he pushes the ball back past the bowler.
16.4
W
McFaul to Getkate, OUT, another Knights wicket goes down! Its a half-tracker and Getkate swings hard at the ball, picks out Kennedy at mid-wicket and McFaul picks up his first wicket in List A cricket.

SC Getkate c Kennedy b McFaul 2 (8m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

16.3
1lb
McFaul to Wilson, 1 leg bye, looks to be heading down the legside, hits Wilson on the pads and it rolls to short third man instead

N. Knights 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st8MP EllisonJA McCollum
2nd16JA McCollumHT Tector
3rd57GC WilsonHT Tector
4th5GC WilsonSC Getkate
5th3GC WilsonMR Adair
6th3GJ ThompsonGC Wilson
7th1GJ ThompsonNA Rock
8th10GJ ThompsonGJ McCarter
9th4GJ ThompsonJ Mulder

Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Limited Over Cup

TeamMWLPTNRR
LEINS631180.276
NK633140.638
NWW6138-1.244