and that's the game! Outsode off-stump, all the fielders were in the ring on the off-side, once Tector cuts the ball past them, no one can stop it going to the boundary
It was probably right that Harry Tector scored the winning runs. It was a excellent partnership between the two Tector brothers that steadied the ship after the Lightning lost those two early wickets.
The Warriors tried to pry out wickets by using their most experienced bowlers, although the Lightning batters did well to see them out, and punish the others.
They didn take their time to get there but I guess that making sure that they secured the four points for the win to get their campaign off in the right way was the important part today.
George Dockrell has been named player of the match for his excellent all round display.
You'll be glad to know that the Interpro games come thick and fast in May, Thursday sees the next game at Stormont, when the Northern Knights take on the Munster Reds.
Hope that you can join me then, until then, this is Justin Smyth saying goodnight from Pembroke.
bends the front knee and hits the ball to mid-off
hits the ball to wide long-off, they settle for a single
backs away again, hit to extra cover again
backs away to leg, can't get the ball past the extra cover fielder
Only five needed for the win now....
too full, slipped through mid-wicket, not enough pace on the ball to get it to the boundary
onto the front foot, pulls the bat out of the way and lets the ball through to the keeper
driven hard at the extra cover fielder
Tector is in the mood now, drives the ball wonderfully through the covers, the fielders give chase but they aren't catching that!
that ball was hit very cleanly. Short ball, pulled hard and flat over the square leg boundary, crashes into the fence on that side of the ground
good length ball, Tector steps forward and meets the ball early, defends
in the slot, Dockrell isn't going to miss out on that and driven it to the extra cover boundary
Tedtor comes out of the crease and looks to hit down the ground, doesn't get a clean hit and it lands well in front of the fielder on the long-on boundary
clips the ball through square leg
hits the ball hard at point, fielder does well to stop it
Dockrell reaches forward, the ball spins past the bat and hits him on the pads, must have been going down leg as the Umpire isn't interested
waits for the ball to spin down the legside, helps it on its way
It's just started raining here, can the Lightning finish this before it starts getting any heavier?
outside off-stump again, left alone
outside off-stump, was certainly a little faster from Olphert, Dockrell pulls his bat out of the way.
outside off-stump, Dockrell walks across the stumps and lets the ball go
|Pembroke Cricket Club, Sandymount, Dublin|
|Toss||Leinster Lightning, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match days||3 May 2022 - day (50-over match)|
|List A debut|
|Points||Leinster Lightning 4, North-West Warriors 0|