result
(96 ov)233 & 328/6d
Match drawn
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Scorecard summary
Northern Knights233/10(85.4 overs)1st INNINGS
Leinster Lightning288/10(95 overs)1st INNINGS
Jack Tector75 (196)
Gary Kidd3/70(25)
Northern Knights328/6(96 overs)2nd INNINGS
end of over 966 runs
NK: 328/6CRR: 3.41 
James Shannon140 (161)
Graeme McCarter62 (128)
Gareth Delany 18-2-58-1
Andy Balbirnie 24-8-40-3

With the ball crossing the boundary, the clock ticks over to 5:20pm. The Captains come together on the pitch and shakes hands. The Knights declare and the game is a draw.

A massive seventh wicket partnership between James Shannon and Graeme McCarter took the game away from the Lightning. With Shannon completing his century and finishing unbeaten on 140.

With the match ending in a draw, the Lightning get 10 points. The Knights pick up 9 points and move to the top of the Hanley IPC table.

The next match in the IPC will be in a couple of weeks when we get the return fixture between these two teams at Oak Hill ground in Wicklow.

Although we don't need to wait as long as that before the next Interprovicinal action.

Its back to T20 action on Friday. So hopefully you will join us then. Thanks for following my commentary over the last three days, this is Justin Smyth saying goodbye from Stormont.

95.6
4
Delany to Shannon, FOUR runs

its on legstump and its pulled through square leg to the boundary

95.5
1
Delany to McCarter, 1 run

its driven back up past the bowler and its up to long-off

95.4
Delany to McCarter, no run

gets onto the front foot and defends to backward point

95.3
1
Delany to Shannon, 1 run

cuts the ball through point, the fielder dives and can't get anything on the ball

95.2
Delany to Shannon, no run

down the legside and its through to the keeper

95.1
Delany to Shannon, no run

goes back in the crease and defends the ball into the legside

end of over 951 run
NK: 322/6CRR: 3.38 
Graeme McCarter61 (126)
James Shannon135 (157)
Andy Balbirnie 24-8-40-3
Gareth Delany 17-2-52-1

Possibly the last over coming up here

94.6
Balbirnie to McCarter, no run

large stride in and defends the ball back down the pitch

94.5
Balbirnie to McCarter, no run

reaches forward ans plays the ball back to the bowler

94.4
Balbirnie to McCarter, no run

comes round the wicket and its defended back down the pitch

94.3
1
Balbirnie to Shannon, 1 run

gets onto the front foot and drives the ball to long-off

94.2
Balbirnie to Shannon, no run

stretches forward and plays the ball back to the bowler again

94.1
Balbirnie to Shannon, no run

gets onto the front foot and its back to te bowler

end of over 942 runs
NK: 321/6CRR: 3.41 
Graeme McCarter61 (123)
James Shannon134 (154)
Gareth Delany 17-2-52-1
Andy Balbirnie 23-8-39-3

The Knights can declare at 5:20pm, and we will have a draw.

93.6
Delany to McCarter, no run

goes right back in the crease and defends the ball out to extra cover

93.5
Delany to McCarter, no run

gets onto the front foot and defends back to the bowler

93.4
Delany to McCarter, no run

goes back in the crease and pushes out at the ball, spins past the outside edge and its through to the keeper

93.3
Delany to McCarter, no run

gets a thick edge down to short third man

93.2
1
Delany to Shannon, 1 run

reaches forward and whips the ball up to long-on

93.1
1
Delany to McCarter, 1 run

outside off-stump and the ball is hit up to long-off, they jog the single

end of over 932 runs
NK: 319/6CRR: 3.43 
James Shannon133 (153)
Graeme McCarter60 (118)
Andy Balbirnie 23-8-39-3
Gareth Delany 16-2-50-1
92.6
Balbirnie to Shannon, no run

turns the ball into the legside and Balbirnie fields off his own bowling to end the over

92.5
Balbirnie to Shannon, no run

lots of air, gets onto the front foot and defends

Match details
Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast
TossLeinster Lightning, elected to field first
SeriesCricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Championship
Season2017
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.15-13.55, Tea 16.10-16.30, Close 18.30
Match days5,6,7 June 2017 - day (3-day match)
FC debut
Eddie Richardson
Eddie Richardson
Gareth Delany
Gareth Delany
Jack Tector
Jack Tector
John Matchett
John Matchett
Lorcan Tucker
Lorcan Tucker
Max Neville
Max Neville
Simi Singh
Simi Singh
Umpires
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Michael Foster
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Paul Reynolds
Reserve Umpire
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Jareth McCready
PointsNorthern Knights 9, Leinster Lightning 10