18th Match, Comber, Sep 19 2021, Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Trophy
(13.5/20 ov, target 114)119/2
NW Warriors won by 8 wickets (with 37 balls remaining)
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Scorecard summary
Leinster Lightning113/9(20 overs)
North-West Warriors119/2(13.5 overs)

The Warriors came out with a gameplan to be aggressive and that's exactly what they did. Porterfield lead from the front and anchored the Innings, letting the other's go for the big shots.

Every single one of the Warriors batters went at more than a run a ball, with Getkate coming in at the end to blast away.

The truth is that the Lightning never had enough runs on the board to set a challenging total. Early wickets would have certainly started some nerves in the Warrior's camp, not to be though.

The size of the victory showed the difference in quality between the two teams on display today. Winning with more then 6 overs to spare means that the Warriors also pick up an extra bonus point with the win.

Conor Olphert has just been named player of the match for his excellent spell of bowling.

For the North West Warriors, the win was all that matters and they deservedly finish the season as IP20 champions. Congratulations to them.

Well, as the season draws to a close. I just want to talk you for following along all season. It's been a pleasure to bring you all the action throughout the summer. I hope that you winter well, see you next year?

This is Justin Smyth saying goodnight from Comber.

Hoey to Getkate, SIX runs

Getkate finishes the game in style, powers the ball off the back foot and it flies over the long-on boundary and lands just in front of us

Hoey to Getkate, no run

Getkate winds up for the big hit, misses and Tucker takes off the bails. Luckily for Getkate his back foot was still behind the line

Hoey to Getkate, no run

goes back in the crease and the ball spins past the outside edge

Hoey to Getkate, no run

blocks the ball towards point

Hoey to Getkate, FOUR runs

Getkate gets the front foot out of the way and hits the ball wide of mid-on, scores are tied

end of over 138 runs
NWW: 109/2CRR: 8.38 RRR: 0.71
Shane Getkate16 (7)
William Porterfield39 (34)
Josh Little 4-0-19-0
George Dockrell 1-0-14-1

Dockrell has turned back to Hoey

Little to Getkate, 1 run

full ball, guides it down to third man and the Warriors only need another five runs to clinch the title

Little to Porterfield, 1 run

Porterfield seems happy to defend and plays the ball back towards the bowler, somehow the ball squeezes past Little and they pick up another run

Little to Porterfield, no run

angles the ball back into the batter, Porterfield brings the bat down quickly and blocks the ball back to the bowler

Little to Getkate, 1 run

stays back in the crease and blocks the ball square on the off-side

Little to Getkate, FOUR runs

gets the outside edge, it's wide of the keeper and runs away to the boundary

Little to Porterfield, 1 run

works the ball into the covers

end of over 1214 runs • 1 wicket
NWW: 101/2CRR: 8.41 RRR: 1.62
Shane Getkate10 (4)
William Porterfield37 (31)
George Dockrell 1-0-14-1
Josh Little 3-0-11-0
Dockrell to Getkate, no run

hits the ball towards extra cover

Dockrell to Getkate, SIX runs

Getkate powers the ball down the ground and over the Pavilion. 100 up for the Warriors now

Dockrell to Getkate, no run

defends forward

Dockrell to Getkate, FOUR runs

Getkate comes in and drives his first ball back down the ground

Dockrell to McBrine, OUT

Looks to hit the ball over short fine leg, doesn't get a good connection on the ball and it's a simple catch for the fielder at short fine leg

Andy McBrine c O'Halloran b Dockrell 24 (28m 19b 1x4 2x6) SR: 126.31
Dockrell to McBrine, FOUR runs

drives the ball through extra cover

end of over 119 runs
NWW: 87/1CRR: 7.90 RRR: 3.00
Andy McBrine20 (17)
William Porterfield37 (31)
Josh Little 3-0-11-0
Gavin Hoey 3-0-24-0
Little to McBrine, 1 leg bye

clips the pad and goes down the legside

Little to McBrine, 1 wide

down the legside

Little to Porterfield, 1 run
Match details
The Green, Comber
TossNorth-West Warriors, elected to field first
SeriesCricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Trophy
Player Of The Match
Conor Olphert
Conor Olphert
Series resultNorth West Warriors won the 2021 Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Trophy
Match days19 September 2021 - day (20-over match)
T20 debut
Theo Lawson
Theo Lawson
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Aidan Seaver
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Roly Black
Match Referee
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Philip Thompson
PointsNorth-West Warriors 5, Leinster Lightning 0