10th Match, Bready, Jun 26 2021, Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Trophy
(16.3/20 ov, target 168)97
Leinster won by 70 runs
Player Of The Match
3/8 & 2 catches
Match centre 
Scorecard summary
Leinster Lightning167/10(20 overs)
Northern Knights97/10(16.3 overs)

The Lightning came back strong and managed to end their losing streak. Early wickets was the key again and this time they didn't let the opposition get back into the game.

Little opening spell was excellent and once he got rid of Stirling you could see the Knights player deflate a little. Rock top scored from number six, but only four batters got into double figures

Little has just been named the player of the match, after picking up 3 wicket for only 8 runs, you would have been surprised if it was anyone else!

The Lightning will also be happy to have picked up a bonus point for the comprehensive win, moves them into second place in the table. Which means tomorrow we get another top of the table clash!

The Knights have lost two in a row now, yet as we know things can turn around quickly in T20. Lets see what tomorrow brings.

Hopefully you'll be able to join me again tomorrow for the final days play, until then this is Justin Smyth saying goodnight from Bready.

Dockrell to McCarter, OUT

McCarter gets forward and looks to push the ball down the ground, the ball spins past his outside edge and Tucker takes off the bails. The Lightning win.

Graeme McCarter st †Tucker b Dockrell 0 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Dockrell to White, 1 run

hits the ball up to long-on

Dockrell to Rock, OUT

Rock looks to clear the long-off boundary again, doesn't get enough power into the shot and Little takes an easy catch on the boundary

Neil Rock c Little b Dockrell 30 (33m 23b 1x4 2x6) SR: 130.43
end of over 162 runs • 1 wicket
NK: 96/8CRR: 6.00 RRR: 18.00
Graeme McCarter0 (1)
Neil Rock30 (22)
Josh Little 3-0-8-3
Gavin Hoey 3-0-30-0

Captain Dockrell brings himself on to bowl

Little to McCarter, no run

outside off-stump, McCarter steps across and tries to get some bat on the ball. Misses and it's through to the keeper again

Little to Delany, OUT

this one isn't a slow one. Little cranks up the pace, Delany goes for a big drive and his off-stump gets knocked back.

David Delany b Little 7 (14m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 70
Little to Delany, no run

Delany goes down on one-knee and looks to slog sweep the ball into the legside, it was the slower ball from Little and the batter was through the shot far too quickly

Little to Rock, 1 run

Rock hits the ball straight back down the pitch, hits the stumps at the non-strikers end and deflects into the on-side. Easy single

Little to Rock, no run

Rock is beaten for pace as he looks to cut the ball square on the off-side, leans on his bat after missing the ball

Little to Delany, 1 run

short ball, Delany is on the front foot and cuts the ball hard to the sweeper in the deep

end of over 1516 runs
NK: 94/7CRR: 6.26 RRR: 14.80
David Delany6 (7)
Neil Rock29 (20)
Gavin Hoey 3-0-30-0
Simi Singh 3-0-18-2

Dockrell goes back to Little

Hoey to Delany, 1 run

hits the ball on the full up to long-on, O'Brien fields

Hoey to Rock, 1 run

blocks the ball into the off-side, Delany is quick to react at the non-strikers end and gets home with time to spare

Hoey to Rock, 2 runs

pulls the ball into the legside, splits the two fielders in the deep and Rock has the time to come back for the second

Hoey to Rock, SIX runs

back to back sixes from Rock, hits this one even cleaner and it bounces onto the roof of the Pavilion.

Hoey to Rock, SIX runs

Rock connects with this one! Pulls the ball over the long-on boundary, goes over the top of the tent of the team doing the live streaming

Hoey to Rock, no run

faster ball from Hoey, misses with the cut shot. Tucker takes off the bails but Rock hadn't left the crease

end of over 144 runs
NK: 78/7CRR: 5.57 RRR: 15.00
Neil Rock14 (15)
David Delany5 (6)
Simi Singh 3-0-18-2
Gavin Hoey 2-0-14-0
Simi Singh to Rock, 1 run

full toss, Rock goes down on his knees and pulls the ball into the legside. Lands safe in front of the fielder at cow corner

Simi Singh to Rock, no run

hits the ball to extra cover

Simi Singh to Rock, no run

loops the ball up, Rock looks to whip the ball into the legside, doesn't get a good connection and the ball lands back down at Rock's feet

Simi Singh to Delany, 1 run

hits the ball up to long-on

Simi Singh to Rock, 1 run

comes round the wicket, cuts the ball in the air towards backward point, lands safe in front of the fielder

Match details
Bready Cricket Club, Magheramason, Bready
TossNorthern Knights, elected to field first
SeriesCricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Trophy
Player Of The Match
Josh Little
Josh Little
Hours of play (local time)16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-17.50, Second Session 17.50-19.20
Match days26 June 2021 - day (20-over match)
T20 debut
Gavin Hoey
Gavin Hoey
Ireland Image
Alan Neill
Ireland Image
Paul Reynolds
Match Referee
Ireland Image
Graham McCrea
PointsLeinster Lightning 5, Northern Knights 0