(19.1/20 ov, target 119)122/7
NW Warriors won by 3 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
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Scorecard summary
Northern Knights118/10(19.2 overs)
North-West Warriors122/7(19.1 overs)

It did look a long way back for the Warriors when the Knights had reduced them to 10/3.

Yet a 65 run fourth wicket partnership between Johnny Thompson and Andy McBrine lay the foundation to the win.

The Knights bowlers weren't able to apply any sustained pressure to the batting, when ever the Warriors needed a big hit, the bad ball would come.

So the Warriors pick up their first win of the competion and move into second place in the table, on six points.

With the Lightning completing a 59 run win over the Munster Red's, to stay unbeaten and pick up a bonus point for the size of the win. Moves the Lightning into a 8 point lead at the top.

With the next round of matches to be played next week, there is still alot to play for.

Although we will only have to wait until Tuesday for the next Interpro game, when the Warriors will travel down to Wicklow to play the Lightning in the IPC.

So hopefully you will be able to join me then for coverage of that game, until then this is Justin Smyth saying goodnight from Strabane.

Smith to Lazars, FOUR runs

Lazars steps into the shot and gets an inside edge on the ball, hits the pad and takes it fine past the keeper. All the fielders were in close and can't stop it, the Warriors win!

Smith to Lazars, 1 wide

too far outside off-stump and the scores are tied

end of over 199 runs • 1 wicket
NWW: 117/7CRR: 6.15 RRR: 2.00
Andrew Britton2 (3)
Steve Vijay Lazars9 (6)
Gary Kidd 4-0-23-1
Shane Getkate 4-1-18-1

Last over coming up, the Warriors need two runs. Lots of nervous faces in the crowd

Kidd to Britton, no run

goes back in the crease and looks to play the ball forward. Spins past the bat and its through to the keeper

Kidd to Britton, 2 runs

cuts the ball square on the off-side and manages to find a gap

Kidd to Britton, no run

defends the ball forward, all the fielders are in close

Another couple of wickets here could make things nervous....

Kidd to Gillespie, OUT

full ball, driven up to Shannon at mid-on. Sets off for the run and half way down Lazars sends him back. Gillespie slips over and can't make his ground as the keeper takes off the bails.

Aaron Gillespie run out (Shannon) 14 (10b 0x4 2x6) SR: 140

New ball goes out again as the old one is lost....

Kidd to Gillespie, SIX runs

well that will surely help! Kidd drops short and its pulled over cow corner to bring it down to four for the win!

Kidd to Lazars, 1 run

goes down on one knee and hits the ball out to Holmes at cow corner, less then a run a ball needed now...

end of over 189 runs
NWW: 108/6CRR: 6.00 RRR: 5.50
Steve Vijay Lazars8 (5)
Aaron Gillespie8 (8)
Shane Getkate 4-1-18-1
Gary Kidd 3-0-14-1
Getkate to Lazars, 1 run

its full outside off-stump again, another slice on the ball from Lazars. Not as well timed and lands safe of Shannon in the covers

Getkate to Lazars, FOUR runs

full ball outside off-stump, Lazar reaches out and slices the ball to the third man boundary

Getkate to Gillespie, 1 run

slower ball, drifts onto the legstump. Little tickle on the ball takes it fine past the keeper

Getkate to Lazars, 1 run

cracks the ball out to Holmes on the cover boundary, he bobbles the ball and they decide against the second

Getkate to Gillespie, 1 run

drops the ball in front of Thompson at point, Lazars charges down the other end

Brings up the 100 for the Warriors

Getkate to Lazars, 1 run

full ball outside off, gets down on one knee and its hit along the ground to the cover sweeper

end of over 177 runs • 1 wicket
NWW: 99/6CRR: 5.82 RRR: 6.66
Aaron Gillespie6 (6)
Steve Vijay Lazars1 (1)
Gary Kidd 3-0-14-1
Jacob Mulder 4-0-32-1

Mulder is bowled out, back comes Getkate

Kidd to Gillespie, SIX runs

on legstump and its swept hard towards the square leg boundary. The fielder follows the ball back and jumps up to try and grab the ball back in. Can't get up high enough and it goes all the way, nice way to get off the mark!

Kidd to Gillespie, no run

waits for the ball to spin back in, plays another late cut and can't get the ball past the short third man fielder

Kidd to Lazars, 1 run

full ball, hit along the ground to the cover sweeper

Warriors still need 27 off 22 balls, only 4 wickets left though....

Kidd to Dougherty, OUT

goes back in the crease again and looks to pull the ball into the legside again. Gets a top edge and it flies back towards the bowler and Kidd runs forward to take the catch

Rickie-Lee Dougherty c & b Kidd 5 (5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100
Kidd to Dougherty, no run

looks to pull the ball into the legside and doesn't time it. Dribbles back up the pitch

Kidd to Dougherty, no run

hits a full ball out into the covers, loud shout of no from the batsman

Match details
New Strabane Park
TossNorthern Knights, elected to bat first
SeriesCricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Trophy
Hours of play (local time)17.00 start, First Session 17.00-18.25, Interval 18.25-18.45, Second Session 18.45-20.10
Match days16 June 2017 - daynight (20-over match)
T20 debut
Aaron Gillespie
Aaron Gillespie
Jamie Holmes
Jamie Holmes
Robert McKinley
Robert McKinley
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Noel Dunn
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Roly Black
Reserve Umpire
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Graham McCrea
PointsNorth-West Warriors 4, Northern Knights 0