6th Match, Dublin, Jun 20 2021, Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Trophy
(18.3/20 ov, target 138)139/5
Knights won by 5 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
player of the match
Ben White
Northern Knights
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Scorecard summary
Munster Reds137/9(20 overs)
Northern Knights139/5(18.3 overs)

It seemed a comfortable win in the end for the Knights and the truth is that it was. After losing McCollum early, the batters dug in and meant that the runrate never went too far above seven an over.

Georgeson was the top scorer, with a well made fifty. Although it was the boundary hitting in the end from Rock and Adair that made it comfortable.

Cawley ended up with two wickets but the truth is that the Reds never really had enough runs on the board.

You won't be surprised to know that Ben White has just been named as Player of the Match for his excellent bowling, that's two matches in a row that he has won for the Knights. Hopefully we will get more chances to see him bow soon

Knights pick up the four point for the win and end the weekend in second place in the table, just a point behind the North West Warriors.

Well that brings to end the first IP20 festival of the year, it's been a great three days down here at Pembroke and I hope that you have enjoyed the action. Next Friday we get to do it all again, this time at Bready.

I hope that you will be able to join me then, until then, this is Justin Smyth saying goodbye from a sunlit Pembroke.

Manley to Rock, SIX runs

and that's the winning blow. It's another short ball, Rock gets up on his toes and pulls the ball over the legside boundary. Fitting to end the festival with a six

Manley to Rock, no run

short ball, Rock looks to pull it but can't get the bat up high enough

Manley to Matchett, 1 run

guides the ball towards backward point, the fielder dives full length to his right and palms the ball back towards cover

end of over 186 runs • 1 wicket
NK: 132/5CRR: 7.33 RRR: 3.00
John Matchett1 (1)
Neil Rock20 (12)
Aaron Cawley 3-0-15-2
Josh Manley 3-0-24-0

Two overs to go and the Knights just need 6 for the win.

Cawley to Matchett, 1 run

thick edge down to third man

Cawley to Rock, 1 run

blocks the ball into the covers

Cawley to Adair, OUT

Adair looks to end this quickly, hits the ball flat towards the point boundary. Hand comes in a couple of steps, bends down and takes the catch

Mark Adair c Hand b Cawley 21 (21m 14b 4x4 0x6) SR: 150
Cawley to Adair, no run

yorker from Cawley, can't get the bat down in time but it wide of the stumps

Cawley to Adair, FOUR runs

short ball again, Adair flashes hard at the ball. Takes the outside edge and even though Moor dives full length to his right, he can't catch it

Cawley to Adair, no run

looks to pull the ball into the legside, Adair is through the shot too early

end of over 179 runs
NK: 126/4CRR: 7.41 RRR: 4.00
Neil Rock19 (11)
Mark Adair17 (10)
Josh Manley 3-0-24-0
Jack Carty 2-0-15-1

Cawley returns

Manley to Rock, SIX runs

Manley decides to come round the wicket to the left-handed Rock. Rock clears the front leg and powers the ball down the ground . Only 12 needed for the win now

Manley to Adair, 1 run

short ball, goes for the pull shot, gets a top edge that lands safe in front of the fielder at third man

Manley to Rock, 1 run

blocks the ball to the left of point and Adair calls for the quick single

Manley to Rock, no run

short ball, passes Rock at chest height and he doesn't have the room to play the cut shot

Manley to Adair, 1 run

looks to drive the ball forward, gets an inside edge through square leg instead

Manley to Adair, no run

outside off-stump, Adair doesn't move his feet and looks to cut the ball. Misses and it's through to the keeper

end of over 1611 runs
NK: 117/4CRR: 7.31 RRR: 5.25
Neil Rock12 (8)
Mark Adair15 (7)
Jack Carty 2-0-15-1
Fionn Hand 4-0-29-1
Carty to Rock, 2 runs

cuts the ball through backward point, the fielder charges along the boundary and dives to save a couple of runs

Carty to Rock, no run

steps forward and plays the ball into the legside, can't get it past the close fielder

Carty to Rock, FOUR runs

comes round the wicket and cuts the ball in the air over the top of cover, the sweeper in the deep can't stop it

Carty to Rock, no run

driven towards mid-off

Carty to Rock, FOUR runs

hits the ball in the ar towards wide long-off, their is a fielder in the deep and he can only palm the ball over the boundary

Match details
Pembroke Cricket Club, Sandymount, Dublin
TossMunster Reds, elected to bat first
SeriesCricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Trophy
Player Of The Match
Ben White
Ben White
Match days20 June 2021 - day (20-over match)
T20 debut
Carl Robinson
Carl Robinson
Mitchell Thompson
Mitchell Thompson
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Alan Neill
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Paul Reynolds
Match Referee
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Kevin Gallagher
PointsNorthern Knights 4, Munster Reds 0