McClintock smashes the ball toward the long-off boundary, there is a fielder back on the rope. He jumps up but can't get a hand to the ball as it goes over his head.
With that, the rain starts falling hard and the Umpires take the players from the field. Hopefully this shower will blow through quickly soon.
Match State: Delay - Rain
4:50pm The rain seems to have settled in, it's not heavy but it is steadily coming down. The Knights will be the happier of the two team at this stage.
Looking at the DLS sheets, the Warriors needed to be on 72 at the end of the last over, so they are behind.
I will of course now turn into a weatherman for the next while and keep you updated on how much of it falls from the skies.
5:25pm Good news everyone, the rain has stopped and the groundstaff are starting to remove some of the covers. No news yet on when we are going to be restarting, or what the target will be.
Will update you on that when I get it.
Match State: Delay - Due to wet outfield
5:30pm and it's raining again, covers that were taken off are going back on.....
Match State: Delay - Rain
5:45pm It's still raining here, all the covers are on. The official cut off time is 7pm, although we have been losing overs since 5:15pm.
6:15pm I've got some bad news for you, the rain is still falling here and even if the rain stopped failing now, there is no chance in the ground being ready for play again before the 7:00pm cut off.
The Knights will be the happier of the two teams as they have completed a 12 run win on DLS. Picking up four precious IP50 points in the process.
Ruhan Pretorius has just been named the player of the match, for his excellent opening bowling display.
Sorry that the game has ended this way, although I hope that you can join me next Tuesday when the IP50's head to Eglinton at the start of the next round of games. Until then, this is Justin Smyth saying goodnight from Bready.
ball stays a little low, blocked out to point
steps forward, opens the face of the bat and runs the ball along the ground to point
clips the pad and rolls away to square leg
McClintock decides to takes the attack to the bowler, charges out of the crease and misses with his wild hack at the ball
short ball and the Knights are celebrating a catch behind. The Umpire's finger only goes up to point that it hit McClintock's shoulder rather then the bat
stays rooted to the crease this time, blocks the ball back down the pitch again
McClintockl dances down the pitch once again, blocks the ball back down the pitch and has to hurry back to the crease
big appeal for LBW, as Hume is hit on the front pad first ball. Umpire is unmoved as we go on...
Macbeth goes back in the crease and pulls the ball into the on-side. The ball flies low towards mid-wicket, Adair doesn't have to move and gets his hands down low to complete the catch.
defends the ball square on the off-side
cuts the ball to deep point
back in the crease pushes the ball back down the pitch
spins just past then off-stump, McClintock had decided early not to play at the ball, almost cost him
Pretorius is bowled out, Ben White on to replace him
clipped off the pads, runs the ball down to long leg and keeps the strike
defends back to the bowler
McClintock gets off the mark. Took a step out of the crease as the bowler was in his delivery stride, hits the ball straight back down the ground. Mid-off dived to his left and couldn't stop the ball. Brings the 50 up for the Warriors
Foster gets a good length ball to keep a little low again, defends back down the pitch
unsurprisingly McClintock punches his first ball hard towards the extra cover fielder
onto the front foot, leans forward and squirts the ball to the left of backward point
|Bready Cricket Club, Magheramason, Bready|
|Toss||North-West Warriors, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match days||12 May 2022 - day (50-over match)|
|Points||Northern Knights 4, North-West Warriors 0|