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Match Highlights
Northern Knights v North West Warriors
Belmont, 11 August 2017
Inter-provincial Cup
4:28 PM Good afternoon and welcome to Belmont for the last act of the trilogy between the Northern Knights and the North West Warriors, this evening's T20 finale.
4:30 PM The covers are still on and we have had light rain since around 3pm but the umpires have made their way to the middle and waiting for the captains. The toss will take place on time ahead of the 5pm start
4:32 PM The three-day game between the teams was drawn at Comber last week and the Warriors won the 50-over clash at Waringstown on Sunday. Another win for the Warriors tonight will force Leinster Lightning to beat Munster Reds in this evening's other game in Cork to win the title. All the Warriors can do is wait for a shock result
4:37 PM Warriors captain Andy McBrine has won the toss and they will bat
4:37 PM Chris Dougherty is 12th man for the Knights and Jonny Robinson for the Warriors
4:48 PM Teams now in scorecard
4:55 PM The covers are still on standby, actually still inside the boundary with rain still in the air but still hoping for a prompt start. They are starting on time in Cork with the Reds batting first
4:56 PM Right on cue the sun comes out here at Belmont as the umpires and players take the field
0.1 Nik Smith to Barr, 1 run. Nudged behind square on the off side
0.2 Nik Smith to Rankin, no run. Misses with the cut shot and lucky not to get a touch through to the keeper
0.3 Nik Smith to Rankin, no run. Short and fended into the covers, looks for quick single but Thompson quickly in from backward point
0.4 Nik Smith to Rankin, no run. Misses again outside off as it swings away
0.5 Nik Smith to Rankin, 1 run. Pulled through mid-wicket, no great timing and Matchett fields from mid-on
0.6 Nik Smith to Barr, WIDE Outside off
1
End of over 1 (7 runs) North West Warriors 7-0
D Barr 5* (2 balls, 1x4, 0x6) D Rankin 1* (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 7 in 1.0 overs
Nik Smith 1-0-7-0
0.6 Nik Smith to Barr, FOUR Off the back foot through the covers, good timing
5:03 PM Rob McKinley, 12th man for the last four days of Knights cricket, shares the new ball
1.1 McKinley to Rankin, 1 run. Dabbed down to thirdman
1.2 McKinley to Barr, no run. Short and pulled just short of mid-on, Haggan
1.3 McKinley to Barr, no run. Misses outside off, chasing that one, just one slip in position
1.4 McKinley to Barr, 2 runs. Chopped through the covers off the back foot
1.5 McKinley to Barr, 1 run. Pushes into the covers, probably would have been in even if Thompson's throw had hit
2
End of over 2 (5 runs) North West Warriors 12-0
D Barr 8* (6 balls, 1x4, 0x6) D Rankin 3* (6 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 12 in 2.0 overs
McKinley 1-0-5-0 Nik Smith 1-0-7-0
1.6 McKinley to Rankin, 1 run. Dabbed down to Thompson again, another throw, another miss, another good run
2.1 Nik Smith to Rankin, FOUR Off the back foot through extra cover, good timing again
2.2 Nik Smith to Rankin, no run. Defends from the crease, down the pitch
2.3 Nik Smith to Rankin, 1 run. Chopped down to thirdman
2.4 Nik Smith to Barr, 1 run. Chopped into the covers
2.5 Nik Smith to Rankin, 2 runs. Cut away past backward point, Haggan round from thirdman to field
3
End of over 3 (8 runs) North West Warriors 20-0
D Rankin 10* (11 balls, 1x4, 0x6) D Barr 9* (7 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 20 in 3.0 overs
Nik Smith 2-0-15-0 McKinley 1-0-5-0
2.6 Nik Smith to Rankin, no run. Full and dug out to mid-wicket
3.1 McKinley to Barr, no run. Off the back foot straight to Thompson
3.2 McKinley to Barr, 2 runs. Down the pitch and over the top but sluggish outfield and doesn't get anywhere near the boundary
3.3 McKinley to Barr, 2 runs. Pulled high over mid-wicket but more height than length
3.4 McKinley to Barr, no run. Stroked to Matchett at mid-off
3.5 McKinley to Barr, 1 run. Pushed into the covers
4
End of over 4 (6 runs) North West Warriors 26-0
D Barr 14* (12 balls, 1x4, 0x6) D Rankin 10* (12 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 26 in 4.0 overs
McKinley 2-0-10-0 Nik Smith 2-0-15-0
3.6 McKinley to Rankin, 1 leg bye.
4.1 Getkate to Rankin, 1 run. Pushed into the covers, comfortable single
4.2 Getkate to Barr, 1 run. Turned round the corner to Matchett
4.3 Getkate to Rankin, 2 runs. Forward and through mid-on, Berry in off the boundary
4.4 Getkate to RankinFOUR And another four, off the back foot through the covers
4.5 Getkate to Rankin, FOUR Flicked off his legs to fine leg and just makes it to the rope before Matchett
5
End of over 5 (13 runs) North West Warriors 39-0
D Barr 15* (13 balls, 1x4, 0x6) D Rankin 22* (17 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 39 in 5.0 overs
Getkate 1-0-13-0 McKinley 2-0-10-0
4.6 Getkate to Rankin, 1 run. Pushed into the covers between McKinley and Kidd
5.1 Haggan to Rankin, no run. Full and off the back foot to McKinley in the covers
5.2 Haggan to Rankin, no run. Beaten outside off, good pace from the Carrick man
5.3 Haggan to Rankin, no run. Off the back foot straight to backward point
5.4 Haggan to Rankin, 1 run. Driven to mid-off where Mulder takes it on the ankle as it bounces up, painful
5.5 Haggan to Barr, 1 run. Turned through mid-wicket
6
End of over 6 (2 runs) North West Warriors 41-1
D Barr 16* (14 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.0 overs
Haggan 1-0-2-1 Getkate 1-0-13-0
1
D Rankin bowled Haggan 23 (22 balls, 3x4, 0x6) SR: 104.55
Partnership of 41 in 36 balls
North West Warriors 41-1 in 6.0 overs
5.6 Haggan to Rankin, OUT - BOWLED! Wicket for Haggan in his first over, goiong for back foot drive and chops on
6.1 Mulder to Barr, 1 run. Pulled into the leg side and Smith in off the boundary at mid-wicket
6.2 Mulder to Gillespie, 1 run. Forward and turned through square leg
6.3 Mulder to Barr, no run. Cut straight to short thirdman
6.4 Mulder to Barr, no run. Beaten on the back foot and ball misses leg stump
6.5 Mulder to Barr, no run. Forward this time and defends
7
End of over 7 (3 runs) North West Warriors 44-1
A Gillespie 1* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6) D Barr 18* (19 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 3 in 1.0 overs
Mulder 1-0-3-0 Haggan 1-0-2-1
6.6 Mulder to Barr, 1 run. Turned into the leg side off the back foot
5:27 PM Haggan gets a wicket and is replaced by Matchett
7.1 Matchett to Barr, 2 runs. Cut away through point
7.2 Matchett to Barr, no run. Spins past the outside edge
7.3 Matchett to Barr, no run. Defends from the crease
7.4 Matchett to Barr, 2 runs. Short and pulled through mid-wicket, safe landing
7.5 Matchett to Barr, 1 run. Too short again and drives through the covers to the sweeper
8
End of over 8 (5 runs) North West Warriors 49-1
A Gillespie 1* (2 balls, 0x4, 0x6) D Barr 23* (24 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 8 in 2.0 overs
Matchett 1-0-5-0 Mulder 1-0-3-0
7.6 Matchett to Gillespie, no run. Beaten outside off on the back foot.
8.1 Mulder to Barr, no run. Drives to Shannon at extra cover
8.2 Mulder to Barr, no run. Taken on the pad as he comes forward
8.3 Mulder to Barr, 1 run. Off the back foot through the covers to the sweeper, Haggan
8.4 Mulder to Gillespie, 1 run. Turned into the leg side, easy single
8.5 Mulder to Barr, no run. Cut to the straighter of the backward points
9
End of over 9 (3 runs) North West Warriors 52-1
A Gillespie 2* (3 balls, 0x4, 0x6) D Barr 25* (29 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 11 in 3.0 overs
Mulder 2-0-6-0 Matchett 1-0-5-0
8.6 Mulder to Barr, 1 run. DROPPED Straight in and out of Shannon's hands at extra cover
9.1 Matchett to Barr, no run. Forward but beaten by the turn as he defends
9.2 Matchett to Barr, 1 run. Swept to long leg, Berry
9.3 Matchett to Gillespie, 1 leg bye. Misses attempted reverse sweep and nearly run out at far end
9.4 Matchett to Barr, 1 run. Along the ground to long-on
9.5 Matchett to Gillespie, 1 run. Cracked through the covers but good work by McKinley
10
End of over 10 (5 runs) North West Warriors 57-1
A Gillespie 3* (5 balls, 0x4, 0x6) D Barr 28* (33 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 16 in 4.0 overs
Matchett 2-0-9-0 Mulder 2-0-6-0
9.6 Matchett to Barr, 1 run. Driven back and half stop by bowler can't prevent another single
10.1 Kidd to Barr, 1 run. Down the pitch and along the ground to long-on
10.2 Kidd to Gillespie, WIDE Down leg side
10.3 Kidd to Gillespie, no run. Cut to backward point, Berry
10.2 Kidd to Gillespie, no run. Driven to extra cover, along the ground
10.4 Kidd to Gillespie, 1 run. Pulled into the leg side
10.5 Kidd to Barr, 1 run. Turned through mid-wicket, front foot
11
End of over 11 (4 runs) North West Warriors 61-2
D Barr 30* (35 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.0 overs
Kidd 1-0-4-1 Matchett 2-0-9-0
2
A Gillespie bowled Kidd 4 (9 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SR: 44.44
Partnership of 20 in 30 balls
North West Warriors 61-2 in 11.0 overs
10.6 Kidd to Gillespie, OUT - BOWLED! Went back tried to cut, but too close to him and misses
5:38 PM Getkate back at the other end
11.1 Getkate to Barr, no run. Misses with a swing to leg
11.2 Getkate to Barr, no run. Defends from the crease
11.3 Getkate to Barr, no run. Off the back foot, good stop by Getkate
11.4 Getkate to Barr, 1 run. Turned down to deep square
11.5 Getkate to S Thompson, 1 run. Forward and pushed through mid-off
12
End of over 12 (3 runs) North West Warriors 64-2
S Thompson 1* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6) D Barr 32* (40 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 3 in 1.0 overs
Getkate 2-0-16-0 Kidd 1-0-4-1
11.6 Getkate to Barr, 1 run. Drives through the covers, Matchett the sweeper
12.1 Kidd to Barr, 2 runs.
12.4 Kidd to Barr, 1 run.
12.3 Kidd to S Thompson, 1 run.
12.2 Kidd to Barr, 1 run.
12.2 Kidd to Barr, WIDE
13
End of over 13 (6 runs) North West Warriors 70-2
S Thompson 2* (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6) D Barr 36* (43 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 9 in 2.0 overs
Kidd 2-0-10-1 Getkate 2-0-16-0
12.6 Kidd to S Thompson, no run. Misses with the reverse sweep
12.5 Kidd to S Thompson, no run. Off the back foot to the bowler
13.1 Getkate to Barr, 2 runs. Big swing to mid-wicket lands safely behind the keeper!
13.2 Getkate to Barr, no run. Taken on the pad as he tries to turn to leg
13.3 Getkate to Barr, 1 run. Down the pitch and along the ground to long-off
13.4 Getkate to S Thompson, 2 runs. Cut away through point, stopped at the 2nd attempt on the boundary
13.5 Getkate to S Thompson, 1 run. And again, this time a clean stop by Berry
14
End of over 14 (8 runs) North West Warriors 78-2
D Barr 41* (47 balls, 1x4, 0x6) S Thompson 5* (6 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 17 in 3.0 overs
Getkate 3-0-24-0 Kidd 2-0-10-1
13.6 Getkate to Barr, 2 runs. Well placed and well run to the vacant mid-wicket
14.1 Kidd to S Thompson, SIX First of the match, heaved over wide mid-on, may need a new ball
14.2 Kidd to S Thompson, no run. Off the back foot to mid-off
14.3 Kidd to S Thompson, 1 run. Cut away through point
3
D Barr c Thompson b Kidd 41 (48 balls, 1x4, 0x6) SR: 85.42
Partnership of 24 in 22 balls
North West Warriors 85-3 in 14.4 overs
14.4 Kidd to Barr, OUT - CAUGHT! Can't clear the boundary, safely held at long-off
14.5 Kidd to S Thompson, 1 run. Cut to deep backward point
15
End of over 15 (9 runs) North West Warriors 87-3
S Thompson 13* (10 balls, 0x4, 1x6) J Thompson 1* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 2 in 0.2 overs
Kidd 3-0-19-2 Getkate 3-0-24-0
14.6 Kidd to J Thompson , 1 run. Off the mark immediately, through point
15.1 Mulder to J Thompson , no run. Beats the outside edge as he pushes forward
15.2 Mulder to J Thompson , 1 run. Swept to Berry at long leg
15.3 Mulder to S Thompson, no run. Driven back to the bowler
15.4 Mulder to S Thompson, 1 run. Turned off his legs through mid-wicket
15.5 Mulder to J Thompson , 2 WIDES.
15.5 Mulder to S Thompson, 1 run. Off the back foot towards mid-on and the bowler runs back to field himself
16
End of over 16 (5 runs) North West Warriors 92-3
J Thompson 2* (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6) S Thompson 15* (13 balls, 0x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 7 in 1.2 overs
Mulder 3-0-11-0 Kidd 3-0-19-2
15.6 Mulder to J Thompson , no run. Dragged down but cut straight to short thirdman, lucky bowler
5:57 PM So just four overs left and Warriors still not threatening three figures. Need a big finish
16.1 McKinley to S Thompson, FOUR Pulled through mid-wicket, dismissively
16.2 McKinley to S Thompson, 2 runs. Slapped back down the ground
16.3 McKinley to S Thompson, 1 run. Round the wicket and driven to the cover sweeper, Kidd
16.4 McKinley to J Thompson , WIDE Back over for the right hander but down leg side and there is the 100
16.4 McKinley to J Thompson , no run. Well up and hurried into defence
16.5 McKinley to J Thompson , no run. Forward and pushed into the covers
16.6 McKinley to J Thompson , WIDE Again down leg
17
End of over 17 (10 runs) North West Warriors 102-3
S Thompson 22* (16 balls, 1x4, 1x6) J Thompson 3* (7 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 17 in 2.2 overs
McKinley 3-0-20-0 Mulder 3-0-11-0
16.6 McKinley to J Thompson , 1 run. Off the back foot to point
17.1 Mulder to J Thompson , 1 run. Forward and pushed through the covers
17.2 Mulder to S Thompson, 1 run. Tucked through mid-wicket
17.3 Mulder to J Thompson , 1 run. Dabbed to short thirdman, McKinley
17.4 Mulder to S Thompson, no run. Back to the bowler off the back foot, diving stop
17.5 Mulder to S Thompson, 1 run. Just gets bat on that down leg
18
End of over 18 (4 runs) North West Warriors 106-3
J Thompson 5* (10 balls, 0x4, 0x6) S Thompson 24* (19 balls, 1x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 21 in 3.2 overs
Mulder 4-0-15-0 McKinley 3-0-20-0
17.6 Mulder to J Thompson , no run. Quicker one and beaten on the back foot
18.1 Getkate to S Thompson, no run. Good slower ball, misses the pull to leg
18.2 Getkate to S Thompson, 1 run. Another one but he gets bat on that, to short thirdman
4
J Thompson c Nik Smith b Getkate 5 (11 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SR: 45.45
Partnership of 22 in 23 balls
North West Warriors 107-4 in 18.3 overs
18.3 Getkate to J Thompson , OUT - CAUGHT! Skyer to backward square, safely held
18.4 Getkate to S Thompson, 1 run. Driven along the ground to long-on
18.5 Getkate to McBrine, 1 run. Off the back foot to long-on
19
End of over 19 (3 runs) North West Warriors 109-4
S Thompson 26* (23 balls, 1x4, 1x6) A McBrine 1* (1 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 2 in 0.3 overs
Getkate 4-0-27-1 Mulder 4-0-15-0
18.6 Getkate to S Thompson, no run. Another slower ball and misses
6:11 PM So Warriors need 11 off the last over just to get up to a run-a-ball and Haggan will bowl it
19.1 Haggan to McBrine, FOUR Swept to deep square and Kidd can't make it
19.2 Haggan to McBrine, 1 run. Not sure what he was trying there but he played it into his body and scampers a single
19.3 Haggan to S Thompson, 1 run. Cut straight to backward point, fumble makes it an easy single
19.4 Haggan to McBrine, 2 runs. Switch hit and just gets enough on it, to thirdman
19.5 Haggan to McBrine, no run. Misses outside off, slower ball
20
End of over 20 (14 runs) North West Warriors 123-4
A McBrine 14* (6 balls, 1x4, 1x6) S Thompson 27* (24 balls, 1x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 16 in 1.3 overs
Haggan 2-0-16-1 Getkate 4-0-27-1
19.6 Haggan to McBrine, SIX Good contact with the pull shot just over the rope at long-on
6:16 PM It was all a bit of a struggle but the Warriors get up to 123 and on a slow pitch and wet outfield, it is worth much more but the Knights will definitely be the happier at halfway.
6:19 PM All the new boys given a go, albeit just the two overs for Haggan and Matchett, who is not even a regular bowler for CIYMS, got two overs of his leg spin and they cost just nine runs. Mulder bowled four overs for 15 but he didn't bowl as well as that, got away with a few bad balls and Gary Kidd probably the pick of the attack finishing with two for 19 from three
6:20 PM Barr survived a life on 23 to finish top scorer with 41 but it still needed 14 off the last over to set Knights a target of 124 when we resume in just over 10 minutes
6:22 PM If Munster happen to get their first win - against Lightning - and they are only defending 118, then Warriors still need a bonus point win to clinch the title as they would lose out to Lightning on the head to head. To get the bonus point they would need to restrict Knights to 98 or less
6:34 PM Pleasant evening now at Belmont with the sun shining and it's Andy Britton to open the bowling
0.1 Britton to Shannon, 1 run. Dabbed down to backward point
0.2 Britton to Nik Smith, 1 run. Inside edge to fine leg
0.3 Britton to Shannon, 1 run. Pushed into the covers, quick single
0.4 Britton to Nik Smith, no run. Misses as ball goes down leg
0.5 Britton to Nik Smith, no run. Pushes forward and up to extra cover, Stuart Thompson
1
End of over 1 (3 runs) Northern Knights 3-0
Nik Smith 1* (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6) J Shannon 2* (2 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 3 in 1.0 overs
Britton 1-0-3-0
Northern Knights need 121 runs to win in 19.0 overs.
0.6 Britton to Nik Smith, no run. Taken on the pad outside the line as he comes forward
6:38 PM Warriors made a cap presentation to Aaron Heywood before the start of the innings on his Warriors debut
1.1 Scanlon to Shannon, 1 run. Cut away through point
1
Nik Smith c Rankin b Scanlon 1 (5 balls, 0x4, 0x6) SR: 20.00
Partnership of 4 in 8 balls
Northern Knights 4-1 in 1.2 overs
1.2 Scanlon to Nik Smith, OUT - CAUGHT! Cut straight to gully
1.3 Scanlon to Matchett, no run. Beaten outside off, a nervous waft
1.4 Scanlon to Matchett, no run. Full and driven back, the bails come off at the other end
1.5 Scanlon to Matchett, no run. Misses outside off
2
End of over 2 (5 runs) Northern Knights 8-1
J Matchett 4* (4 balls, 1x4, 0x6) J Shannon 3* (3 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 4 in 0.4 overs
Scanlon 1-0-5-1 Britton 1-0-3-0
Northern Knights need 116 runs to win in 18.0 overs.
1.6 Scanlon to Matchett, FOUR Forward and clipped down to fine leg
2.1 Britton to Shannon, 1 run. Chopped down to thirdman and a first touch for Heywood
2.2 Britton to Matchett, 2 runs. Driven much more confidently through the covers
2.3 Britton to Matchett, no run. Sliced to backward point and good fielding by Stuart Thompson
2.4 Britton to Matchett, no run. Forward and pushed into the covers
2.5 Britton to Matchett, no run. Swing and a miss outside off, through to Dougherty
3
End of over 3 (4 runs) Northern Knights 12-1
J Shannon 4* (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6) J Matchett 7* (9 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 8 in 1.4 overs
Britton 2-0-7-0 Scanlon 1-0-5-1
Northern Knights need 112 runs to win in 17.0 overs.
2.6 Britton to Matchett, 1 run. Off the back foot through the covers, to the sweeper
3.1 Scanlon to Matchett, 1 run. Driven over the top but no great timing
3.2 Scanlon to Shannon, 1 run. Full and off the back foot through the covers
3.3 Scanlon to Matchett, WIDE Way outside off
3.3 Scanlon to Matchett, NO BALL That probably would have been another wide but he overstepped first, so free hit coming up
3.3 Scanlon to Matchett, 1 run. Full toss but straight to Gillespie at cover, who holds the catch! Throw misses
3.4 Scanlon to Shannon, no run. Misses outside off
3.5 Scanlon to Shannon, SIX Picked up beautifully, over square leg
4
End of over 4 (12 runs) Northern Knights 24-1
J Matchett 9* (12 balls, 1x4, 0x6) J Shannon 12* (8 balls, 0x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 20 in 2.4 overs
Scanlon 2-0-17-1 Britton 2-0-7-0
Northern Knights need 100 runs to win in 16.0 overs.
3.6 Scanlon to Shannon, 1 run.
6:56 PM The free hit was also called as a no ball and the extra ball went for a single
5
End of over 5 (10 runs) Northern Knights 34-1
J Matchett 18* (19 balls, 5x4, 0x6) J Shannon 12* (8 balls, 0x4, 1x6)
Partnership of 30 in 3.4 overs
Britton 3-0-15-0 Scanlon 2-0-19-1
Northern Knights need 90 runs to win in 15.0 overs.
4.6 Britton to Matchett, no run.
4.5 Britton to Matchett, no run.
4.4 Britton to Matchett, FOUR Pulled to long leg
4.3 Britton to Matchett, no run.
4.2 Britton to Matchett, FOUR To Thirdman
4.1 Britton to Matchett, no run.
5.1 J Thompson to Shannon, SIX Down the pitch and down the ground, clears the rope
5.2 J Thompson to Shannon, no run. Misses with the cut shot outside off, taken by Dougherty standing up
5.3 J Thompson to Shannon, FOUR Picked that up nicely as well, inches short of the rope at backward square
5.4 J Thompson to Shannon, 1 run. Forward and down to long-on, along the ground
5.5 J Thompson to Matchett, no run. Full toss but straight back to the bowler
6
End of over 6 (11 runs) Northern Knights 45-2
J Shannon 23* (12 balls, 1x4, 2x6)
Partnership of 0 in 0.0 overs
J Thompson 1-0-11-1 Britton 3-0-15-0
Northern Knights need 79 runs to win in 14.0 overs.
2
J Matchett c Scanlon b J Thompson 18 (21 balls, 5x4, 0x6) SR: 85.71
Partnership of 41 in 28 balls
Northern Knights 45-2 in 6.0 overs
5.6 J Thompson to Matchett, OUT - CAUGHT! Mistimed pull and straight up to mid-wicket, comfortably held
7:03 PM Knights just four runs more in the powerplay than the Warriors and they have lost one more wicket
6.2 Allen to Berry, no run. Beaten as he comes forward, taken on the pad
6.1 Allen to Berry, no run. Forward and into the leg side
6.3 Allen to Berry, no run. Off the back foot straight to backward point
6.4 Allen to Berry, 1 run. Down the pitch and through the covers
6.5 Allen to Shannon, no run. Misses with the reverse sweep
7
End of over 7 (2 runs) Northern Knights 47-2
A Berry 1* (4 balls, 0x4, 0x6) J Shannon 24* (14 balls, 1x4, 2x6)
Partnership of 2 in 1.0 overs
Allen 1-0-2-0 J Thompson 1-0-11-1
Northern Knights need 77 runs to win in 13.0 overs.
6.6 Allen to Shannon, 1 run. Flighted and all along the ground to long-on
7:07 PM Captain brings himself on
7.1 McBrine to Shannon, 1 run. Swept round the corner to Barr who mis-throws!
7.2 McBrine to Berry, 1 run. Tucked into the leg side
7.3 McBrine to Shannon, SIX Lofted over cover and just clears the sweeper
7.4 McBrine to Shannon, 1 run. Punched back past the bowler to long-on
8
End of over 8 (9 runs) Northern Knights 56-2
A Berry 2* (7 balls, 0x4, 0x6) J Shannon 32* (17 balls, 1x4, 3x6)
Partnership of 11 in 2.0 overs
McBrine 1-0-9-0 Allen 1-0-2-0
Northern Knights need 68 runs to win in 12.0 overs.
7.6 McBrine to Berry, no run. Takes leading edge but lands safely in front of him
7.5 McBrine to Berry, no run. Forward and pushed into the leg side
7:10 PM Lightning looking like making no mistake in Cork, they are 72-1 off 7 overs
8.1 Allen to Shannon, no run. Pushed into the covers
8.2 Allen to Shannon, 2 runs. Driven over extra cover
8.3 Allen to Shannon, 2 runs. And lofted straigher
8.4 Allen to Shannon, 2 runs. Another loft this time over mid-on
8.5 Allen to Shannon, 2 runs. Another couple, punched over extra cover
9
End of over 9 (10 runs) Northern Knights 66-2
J Shannon 42* (23 balls, 1x4, 3x6) A Berry 2* (7 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 21 in 3.0 overs
Allen 2-0-12-0 McBrine 1-0-9-0
Northern Knights need 58 runs to win in 11.0 overs.
8.6 Allen to Shannon, 2 runs. Takes the reverse sweep on the full, down to thirdman and Shannon is exhausted after five successive twos
9.2 McBrine to Berry, 1 run. Turned round the corner
9.1 McBrine to Berry, no run.
9.3 McBrine to Shannon, 1 run. Forward and eased through the covers
9.4 McBrine to Berry, no run. Driven back to the bowler
10
End of over 10 (3 runs) Northern Knights 69-2
J Shannon 43* (24 balls, 1x4, 3x6) A Berry 4* (12 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 24 in 4.0 overs
McBrine 2-0-12-0 Allen 2-0-12-0
Northern Knights need 55 runs to win in 10.0 overs.
9.6 McBrine to Berry, 1 run. Through mid-wicket
9.5 McBrine to Berry, no run. Turned round the corner
7:16 PM So Knights comfortably placed at halfway, 69-2
10.1 S Thompson to Berry, 1 run. Cut away to thirdman, Johnny Thompson
10.2 S Thompson to Shannon, 1 run. Driven through the covers, Allen the sweeper
10.3 S Thompson to Berry, no run. Misses outside off
10.4 S Thompson to Berry, no run. Off the back foot into the leg side and his captain down to talk to him
10.5 S Thompson to Berry, no run. Misses with attempted late cut
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End of over 11 (6 runs) Northern Knights 75-2
A Berry 9* (17 balls, 1x4, 0x6) J Shannon 44* (25 balls, 1x4, 3x6)
Partnership of 30 in 5.0 overs
S Thompson 1-0-6-0 McBrine 2-0-12-0
Northern Knights need 49 runs to win in 9.0 overs.
10.6 S Thompson to Berry, FOUR Short and pulled through the wide open spaces at mid-wicket and just makes the boundary
7:21 PM Debut bowl for Heywood at the pavilion end
11.1 Heywood to Shannon, no run. Watchfully forward in defence
11.2 Heywood to Shannon, 1 run. Turned to square leg from the crease
11.3 Heywood to Berry, no run. Pushed up to short mid-wicket
11.4 Heywood to Berry, 1 run. Swivels and turned down to long leg
11.5 Heywood to Shannon, SIX Pulled to deep mid-wicket and lands and stays on top of the nets to bring up his 50
12
End of over 12 (8 runs) Northern Knights 83-2
J Shannon 51* (29 balls, 1x4, 4x6) A Berry 10* (19 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 38 in 6.0 overs
Heywood 1-0-8-0 S Thompson 1-0-6-0
Northern Knights need 41 runs to win in 8.0 overs.
11.6 Heywood to Shannon, no run. Misses with the sweep shot and big appeal from the bowler but no response from umpire Bingham
12.1 S Thompson to Berry, no run. Straight to short thirdman
12.2 S Thompson to Berry, no run. Forward and pushed into the covers
12.3 S Thompson to Berry, no run. Misses outside off
12.4 S Thompson to Berry, no run. Misses outside off
12.5 S Thompson to Berry, no run. Again no contact outside off
7:27 PM Thompson a little too good for an out-of-form Berry here
13
End of over 13 (1 run) Northern Knights 84-2
J Shannon 51* (29 balls, 1x4, 4x6) A Berry 11* (25 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 39 in 7.0 overs
S Thompson 2-0-7-0 Heywood 1-0-8-0
Northern Knights need 40 runs to win in 7.0 overs.
12.6 S Thompson to Berry, 1 run. Shorter and dabbed down to thirdman so he keeps the strike
13.1 Heywood to Berry, 2 runs. Pulled through mid-wicket, good stop on the boundary by Scanlon
13.2 Heywood to Berry, 2 runs. Sliced away to thirdman
13.4 Heywood to Berry, 1 run. Turned through mid-wicket
13.3 Heywood to Berry, no run.
13.5 Heywood to Shannon, 1 run. Goes for another big hit over mid-wicket but didn't get hold of it but lands safely
14
End of over 14 (7 runs) Northern Knights 91-2
J Shannon 52* (30 balls, 1x4, 4x6) A Berry 17* (30 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 46 in 8.0 overs
Heywood 2-0-15-0 S Thompson 2-0-7-0
Northern Knights need 33 runs to win in 6.0 overs.
13.6 Heywood to Berry, 1 run. Pulled to long-on
7:31 PM Lightning just 6 runs from victory and T20 title in Cork
14.1 S Thompson to Berry, FOUR Good shot, back down the ground and goes all the way
14.2 S Thompson to Berry, no run. Taken on the pad as he goes for the pull shot
14.3 S Thompson to Berry, 2 runs. Turned through square leg
7:33 PM Lightning win, just before Knights get enough runs to make sure Warriors can't overtake them
14.4 S Thompson to Berry, 1 run. Sliced to thirdman
14.5 S Thompson to Shannon, no run. Full and dug out into the leg side
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End of over 15 (8 runs) Northern Knights 99-2
A Berry 24* (34 balls, 2x4, 0x6) J Shannon 53* (32 balls, 1x4, 4x6)
Partnership of 54 in 9.0 overs
S Thompson 3-0-15-0 Heywood 2-0-15-0
Northern Knights need 25 runs to win in 5.0 overs.
14.6 S Thompson to Shannon, 1 run. Turned through mid-wicket and happy with the single
7:35 PM So 25 needed off the last 5 overs for a Knights victory
15.1 McBrine to Shannon, no run. Forward defensive down the pitch
15.2 McBrine to Shannon, no run. Down the pitch but straight to short mid-wicket
15.3 McBrine to Shannon, 1 run. Turned through square leg
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A Berry c Barr b McBrine 24 (35 balls, 2x4, 0x6) SR: 68.57
Partnership of 55 in 58 balls
Northern Knights 100-3 in 15.4 overs
15.4 McBrine to Berry, OUT - CAUGHT! Down the pitch but beaten by the turn and sliced to backward point, catch taking diving forward
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End of over 16 (2 runs) Northern Knights 101-3
G Thompson 0* (0 balls, 0x4, 0x6) J Shannon 55* (37 balls, 1x4, 4x6)
Partnership of 1 in 0.2 overs
McBrine 3-0-14-1 S Thompson 3-0-15-0
Northern Knights need 23 runs to win in 4.0 overs.
15.6 McBrine to Shannon, 1 run. Punched through extra cover
15.5 McBrine to Shannon, no run. Defends down the pitch
16.1 Allen to Shannon, 2 runs. Lofted over extra cover
16.2 Allen to Shannon, 1 run. Turned through long leg
16.4 Allen to Shannon, 1 run. Reverse sweep to backward point and they get the overthrow
16.3 Allen to Thompson, 1 run.
16.5 Allen to Thompson, 1 run. Turned through square leg
17
End of over 17 (7 runs) Northern Knights 108-3
G Thompson 2* (2 balls, 0x4, 0x6) J Shannon 60* (41 balls, 1x4, 4x6)
Partnership of 8 in 1.2 overs
Allen 3-0-19-0 McBrine 3-0-14-1
Northern Knights need 16 runs to win in 3.0 overs.
16.6 Allen to Shannon, 1 run. through mid-wicket
17.1 McBrine to Shannon, 2 runs. Punched through the covers
4
J Shannon c Allen b McBrine 62 (43 balls, 1x4, 4x6) SR: 144.19
Partnership of 10 in 10 balls
Northern Knights 110-4 in 17.2 overs
17.2 McBrine to Shannon, OUT - CAUGHT! Pulled to deep square and good diving catch
17.3 McBrine to Thompson, 2 runs. Forward and eased through the covers
17.5 McBrine to Thompson, no run. Back to the bowler
17.4 McBrine to Thompson, no run. Defends into the leg side
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End of over 18 (10 runs) Northern Knights 118-4
G Thompson 10* (6 balls, 0x4, 1x6) S Getkate 0* (0 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 8 in 0.4 overs
McBrine 4-0-24-2 Allen 3-0-19-0
Northern Knights need 6 runs to win in 2.0 overs.
17.6 McBrine to Thompson, SIX Super hit sails over mid-wicket and one more like that will finish it
18.1 Allen to Getkate , no run. Misses outside off and Dougherty can't believe that stumping wasn't given
18.2 Allen to Getkate , 2 runs. Short and cut through backward point, good stop by Heywood
18.3 Allen to Getkate , no run. Pushes forward into the covers
18.5 Allen to Getkate , 1 run. Turned into the leg side
18.4 Allen to Getkate , no run.
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End of over 19 (5 runs) Northern Knights 123-4
G Thompson 12* (7 balls, 0x4, 1x6) S Getkate 3* (5 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 13 in 1.4 overs
Allen 4-0-24-0 McBrine 4-0-24-2
Northern Knights need 1 runs to win in 1.0 overs.
18.6 Allen to Thompson, 2 runs. Reverse sweep to thirdman, probably could hav got three but settle for two
7:50 PM Scanlon to bowl the last over but Knights need only one
19.1 Scanlon to Getkate , 1 run. Pushed into the covers for the winning run
7:53 PM So Getkate hits the winning run with five balls to spare, a comfortable win for the Warriors who didn't have enough runs to bowl to. Shannon once again leading from the front with a second successive 60, this one slightly slower from 43 balls but still fast enough. Andy McBrine the best of the bowlers and the only one to pick up two wickets
7:54 PM But the celebrations are in Cork where Lightning have beaten the Reds by five wickets to clinch the third successive T20 title and I have picture proof that they have already received the trophy
7:56 PM There is another T20 trophy up for grabs on Sunday, the Ulster Cup when North Down, Bready, Waringstown and Coleraine contest the semi-finals ahead of a 4pm final at Comber. I'll be back then to bring you commentary of the semi-final between hosts North Down and Bready - that has an 11.30 start and then the final. So until Sunday morning, it's goodnight from a sunny Belmont