result
17th Match, Comber, Sep 19 2021, Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Trophy
(10/10 ov)72/5
(7.4/10 ov, target 73)74/1
Knights won by 9 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
54* (27)
ross-adair
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Scorecard summary
Munster Reds72/5(10 overs)
Northern Knights74/1(7.4 overs)

Easy win in the end for the Knights and they have Ross Adair to thank for it. A magnificent 50 off only 25 balls was the backbone of their innings.

None of the Reds bowlers could build any pressure, there was always a boundary ball just around the corner.

The speed of the victory means that they pick up a bonus point which moves them top of the IP20 table. Not sure that they are going to stay there.

You won't be surprised to know that Ross Adair has been player of the match. Well deserved.

The Reds finish bottom of the table.

Thanks for following along today. Not going to be long until the final game of the season starts, hopefully you'll be able to join me to find out who is going to take the trophy home. Until then this is Justin Smyth saying goodbye from Comber.

7.4
4
Manley to Adair, FOUR runs

what a way to win the game!, Adair bends his back and ramps the ball over the keeper. The ball runs away to the fine third man boundary

7.3
Manley to Adair, no run

defends the ball into the covers

7.2
6
Manley to Adair, SIX runs

Adair gets to his fifty by hammering the ball down the ground. It's in the slot and Adair stands there to watch the ball fly over the boundary

7.1
Manley to Adair, no run

Adair backs away to leg and can't get the bat back across in time to reach the wide yorker

end of over 79 runs
NK: 64/1CRR: 9.14 RRR: 3.00
Jeremy Lawlor9 (10)
Ross Adair44 (23)
Mitchell Thompson 1-0-9-0
Michael Frost 2-0-13-1

Manley back on, surely the last throw of the dice for the Reds

6.6
4
Thompson to Lawlor, FOUR runs

far too short, Lawlor swivels on the back foot and pulls the ball to the legside boundary. Perfectly splits the two fielders on the boundary

6.5
1
Thompson to Adair, 1 run

hits the ball out to the cover sweeper

6.4
1
Thompson to Lawlor, 1 run

hits the ball towards long-off, he dives forward and just can't pull of the catch

6.3
1
Thompson to Adair, 1 run

sweeps the ball down to long leg again

6.2
1
Thompson to Lawlor, 1 run

hits the ball down the ground, long on fields

6.1
1
Thompson to Adair, 1 run

goes down on one-knee and sweeps the ball behind square on the legside. Sliding stop on the boundary

end of over 610 runs
NK: 55/1CRR: 9.16 RRR: 4.50
Ross Adair41 (20)
Jeremy Lawlor3 (7)
Michael Frost 2-0-13-1
Liam McCarthy 1-0-11-0
5.6
1
Frost to Adair, 1 run

Adair hits the ball in the air towards long-off, lands safe in front of the fielder on the rope

5.5
1
Frost to Lawlor, 1 run

Lawlor is on the front foot and hits the ball up to long-on

5.4
1
Frost to Adair, 1 run

outside off-stump, Adair leans out and hits the ball to deep point

Looks like we are going to need a new ball, the old one is lost in the car park it seems

5.3
6
Frost to Adair, SIX runs

Frost bowls the ball in the slot, Adair isn't going to miss out on that. Slog sweeps the ball over cow corner, biggest shot of the day.

5.2
1
Frost to Lawlor, 1 run

plays the ball off the back foot up to long-on

5.1
Frost to Lawlor, no run

defends the ball into the covers

end of over 512 runs
NK: 45/1CRR: 9.00 RRR: 5.60
Ross Adair33 (17)
Jeremy Lawlor1 (4)
Liam McCarthy 1-0-11-0
Michael Frost 1-0-3-1
4.6
4
McCarthy to Adair, FOUR runs

runs the ball off the face of the bat, beats the fielder at short third man and runs to the boundary

4.5
1lb
McCarthy to Lawlor, 1 leg bye

looks to pull a short ball into the legside, ball keeps a little low and hits Lawlor on the thigh pad. Rolls away to short third man and Adair calls him through

4.4
1
McCarthy to Adair, 1 run

blocks the ball into the on-side and runs quickly

4.3
McCarthy to Adair, no run

looks to hoick the ball into the legside, gets totally out of shape and misses the ball

Match details
The Green, Comber
TossNorthern Knights, elected to field first
SeriesCricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Trophy
Season2021
Player Of The Match
Ross Adair
Ross Adair
Match days19 September 2021 - day (20-over match)
T20 debut
Cian Robertson
Cian Robertson
Liam McCarthy
Liam McCarthy
Morgan Topping
Morgan Topping
Thomas Mayes
Thomas Mayes
Umpires
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Aidan Seaver
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Roly Black
Match Referee
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Philip Thompson
PointsNorthern Knights 5, Munster Reds 0