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Trio of resignations from Lightning
John Anderson has stepped down as the Lightning Captain. John has captained the team to two treble-winning seasons since taking over the reins from John Mooney at the start of the 2016 season.
Dockrell stars as Lightning beat Knights
Leinster Lightning closed out the 2017 Inter-Provincial Series with a convincing 55-run (DLS) victory over Northern Knights at Rathmines.
Lightning ring the changes for dead rubber
David and Gareth Delany as well as Stephen Doheny drafted into the Lightning squad for their last interpro game of the campaign.
Dockrell spins Lightning to innings win over Knights
George Dockrell took 6 for 29 to spin Leinster Lighting to an innings win over Northern Knights on the final day of the Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial Championship match as Castle Avenue.
First-Class stats in 2017 interpro matches
Ed Joyce and James Shannon dominate the batting stats whilst George Dockrell finished with the most wickets in just three matches.
Joyce masterclass as Lightning win title
ED JOYCE'S brilliant unbeaten 167 ensured Leinster Lightning retained their Inter-Provincial crown on the second day of their Championship clash with Northern Knights at Clontarf.
Classy Shannon unable to halt Leinster's title push
James Shannon produced another fine innings in the final Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial Championship game of the summer, but it's Leinster Lightning who hold all the aces after a truncated first day's play at Clontarf.
Weakened Knights missing Waringstown quartet
FOUR members of Waringstown’s Irish Cup final side are unavailable for this week’s title-deciding inter-provincial championship game in Clontarf.
Delany replaces Chase in Lightning squad
Gareth Delany comes in for Peter Chase who is on enforced rest by Cricket Ireland.
Lightning complete innings win over Warriors
It was an emphatic performance from the southerners who now look odds-on to complete a third successive clean sweep of the trophies.
Wickets tumble on opening day of interpro clash
Wickets tumbled on a bowler-dominated first day of the Inter-Provincial Championship clash between the North-West Warriors and Leinster Lightning at Bready.
Warriors give youth a chance
One new face has made the 12- the rapidly improving Bready bowler Reece Kelly, while Brigade's Ryan Macbeth and Fox Lodge spinner Aaron Heywood could both add to their one appearance each so far.
Lightning squad for 3-dayer at Bready announced
Newcomer David Delany named as replacement for the injured Simi Singh.
Leinster Lightning claim T20 Trophy
Leinster Lightning claimed the T20 Trophy as they beat Munster Reds by five wickets at The Mardyke.
Knights ring the changes
The Northern Knights have made four changes for their dead rubber against the Warriors at Belmont.
O'Brien and Balbirnie missing for Lightning
Leinster Lightning will be missing both Kevin O'Brien and Andrew Balbirnie for their crucial T20 clash with Munster Reds at The Mardyke.
Warriors missing Young for T20 finale
The North West Warriors have named their squad for the final T20 game against the Northern Knights at CIYMS; the concluding round of matches in the 2017 Trophy series.
Last gasp Warriors deny Knights
The contest ended up going down to the very last ball that the Warriors' tenth wicket pairing of Davy Scanlon and Ross Allen managed to scramble away for the winning single.
Porterfield named in Warriors squad
The North West Warriors have landed something of a coup by including Ireland skipper William Porterfield in their squad for the game against the Northern Knights at Waringstown.
Smith and Kidd rearguard deny Warriors
Smith denied the Warriors along with Gary Kidd as they survived 11 overs to ensure their Knights side collected 10 points to the Warriors 8 in the latest Inter-Provincial Championship game at Comber.
Late collapse hands Knights initiative against Warriors
A late collapse by the North-West Warriors has handed the Northern Knights the initiative at the end of the first day of their Inter-Provincial Championship match at Comber.
Draw on the cards as rain thwarts interprovincial clash
No play was possible on the second day of the Interprovincial Championship match between the Northern Knights and the North West Warriors at Comber.
Seven Wolves players on show in interpro clash
SEVEN of the Ireland Wolves side are in action over the next three days in Comber when the Northern Knights take on the North West Warriors in the latest inter-provincial championship match.
Warriors name squad for Knights clash
Ian McGregor has named his squad for next week's Interprovincial 3-day match against the Northern Knights at Comber.
Five star Young stuns Lightning
Craig Young's five-wicket haul sent Leinster Lightning crashing to defeat in their IP20 Trophy clash at Angelsea Road.
Strong Lightning squad for Warriors encounter
Leinster Lightning have named a strong squad containing no fewer than 11 senior internationals for their home T20 match against the NW Warriors.
Heywood earns Warriors call-up
Ian McGregor has named his Warriors squad for the penultimate round of T20 matches as the North West side travels south to Merrion for another tussle with Leinster Lightning.
Knights name squad for Munster clash
The NCU has announced the Northern Knights squad for the IP20 fixture against Munster Reds, at Carrickfergus.
Munster make three changes for Knights match
Three changes for the Munster Reds as they face their final trip of the 2017 season.
Carrick set for interpro debut
THE Twenty20 inter-provincial series resumes with the Northern Knights hosting the Munster Reds at Carrickfergus.
Lightning deny battling Warriors
An opening stand between Jack Tector and Ed Joyce was ultimately to be the difference between the teams; their 109 partnership providing nearly half of the visitors final total of 232 all out.
Lightning still without Balbirnie
Leinster Lightning will again be without Andrew Balbirnie for their 50 over clash with the North West Warriors.
Warriors hit by injury blows
Niall O'Brien, Andrew McBrine and Craig Young ruled out of Lightning game at Bready.
Chase denies Knights while McBrine leads Warriors to victory
Peter Chase took four wickets to deny Northern Knights what looked certain victory in their IPT20 clash with Leinster Lightning, while Andy McBrine's 52 helped Warriors overcome Munster.
O'Brien and Lazars deny Lightning
Niall O'Brien and Steve Lazars dogged resistance denied Leinster Lightning victory on the final day of their Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial Championship game at Oak Hill.
Warriors name squad for Munster clash
Ricky-Lee Dougherty, Andy Britton and William McClintock are named in the Warriors squad that will play Munster Reds at Eglinton.
Munster name squad for Warriors battle
The Munster Reds have made one change to their squad from last week’s defeat against the Leinster Lightning, ahead the long trip to Eglinton to take on the North-West Warriors.
Lightning pick strong squad for Knights clash
The Lightning selectors have opted for a largely unchanged squad for the Inter-Provincial T20 trip to Shaw’s Bridge to take on the Northern Knights
Joyce century keeps Lightning in command
ED JOYCE'S 46th first-class century ensured Leinster Lightning maintained the upper hand on the second day of their Inter-Provincial Championship match against North West Warriors at Oak Hill.
Balbirnie to lead Ireland Wolves
Andrew Balbirnie will lead Ireland Wolves in their trio of three-day games next month against Gloucestershire Seconds, Scotland A, and MCC YC.
Knights name T20 squad
The Northern Knights squad for the IP20 fixture against Leinster Lightning, at Shaw's Bridge on Friday has been announced.
Landmark for Joyce as Lightning dominate
Ed Joyce's unbeaten 49 cemented Leinster Lightning's strong position after the first day of their Inter-Provincial Championship clash with NW Warriors at Oak Hill.
O'Brien and Kane ruled out
George Dockrell returns for Lightning but Kevin O'Brien and Tyrone Kane are both ruled out of the Lightning squad for their championship game against NW Warriors.
Warriors name squad for Lightning encounter
The NW Warriors have named their squad for the three-day Championship match against Leinster Lightning which gets under way at Oak Hill this week.
Records tumble in IP20 clashes
It was a record breaking evening, with Simi Singh's century leading Lightning to victory over Munster, while Craig Young's five-wicket haul helped NW Warriors to a nervy three-wicket win over the Knights.
Dockrell returns but O'Brien missing for Lightning
George Dockrell returns after his recent exams but Kevin O'Brien misses out with a hamstring injury.
Warriors name side to face Knights
The North West Warriors have named their squad for the Hanley Energy Interprovincial T20 against the Northern Knights at Strabane Park on Friday 16 June.
Munster Reds Name Squad for Lightning Clash
Munster Reds make one change as they head to Merrion to face Lightning
Balbirnie blitz leads Lightning to win over Knights
Andrew Balbirnie's blistering half-century ensured defending champions Leinster Lightning remained in pole position at the top of the table after a convincing 7-wicket win over the Northern Knights.
Mulder returns for Knights
Jacob Mulder returns for T20 clash with Lightning as the Knights are on the road again to Dublin.
Warriors hit by unavailability problems ahead of Munster trip
The North West Warriors have announced their squad to play their first Inter-Provincial game against Munster Reds
Stanton and Sheridan earn Lightning call-ups
Merrion's Tom Stanton and North County's Andrew Sheridan drafted into Lightning side for match with Knights at Merrion.
Shannon hundred salvages draw for Knights
JAMES SHANNON'S brilliant unbeaten 140 helped his Northern Knights side draw their Championship match with Leinster Lightning at Stormont.
Lightning have upper hand going into final day
It's advantage Leinster Lightning going into the third and final day of their Hanley Energy Championship clash with the Northern Knights at Stormont.
Munster make two changes for Warriors clash
David Delany replaces Aaron Cawley, while Morne Bauer takes over from Muhammad Saddique.
McCollum hits brilliant century but it's advantage Lightning
James McCollum's brilliant unbeaten century rescued the Northern Knights on the first day of their Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial clash with Leinster Lightning at Stormont.
Joyce hits hundred but wash-out at Belmont
Ed Joyce scored a brilliant century in only his second appearance in the blue of Leinster Lightning, but it was all in vain as torrential rain washed out the Hanley Energy IP50 match against the Northern Knights at Belmont.
Matchett added to Knights squad
CIYMS opener John Matchett has been added to the Knights' squads for their upcoming clashes with Leinster Lightning.
Lightning select squads for Knights clashes
Lightning name strong squads for Knights matches.
Final day wash-out at Eglinton
The North West Warriors were left kicking their heels in frustration as Thursday's third and final day's play in their Hanley Inter-Provincial Championship was washed out without a ball bowled,
Scanlon's turn to hog the limelight
It was David Scanlon’s turn to hog the limelight as the North West Warriors put themselves in pole position to win the first domestic first-class fixture in Ireland.
Scanlon takes Warriors to brink of famous win
David Scanlon's five-wicket haul has left the North-West Warriors requiring 77 runs to win the Interprovincial Championship game against the Northern Knights.
Young lights up historic first day
It was always going to be a day of firsts at Eglinton but the most significant was Craig Young’s maiden five-wicket haul in first-class cricket.
Five-star Young gives Warriors advantage
Craig Young's five-wicket haul ensured the North-West Warriors will take a slight advantage into Day Two of their Championship match with the Northern Knights at Eglinton.
Shannon relishing historic match after wash-out
Wash-out at Strabane doesn't dampen the spirits of Knights captain ahead of historic clash.
Anders blitz leads Bolts to hard-fought win
Rory Anders brilliant unbeaten 64 led Lightning Bolts to a hard-fought four-wicket win against their NCU counterparts - the Emerging Knights - at OakHill to level the unofficial series at one apiece.
First-class debut looms for Irish cricket
The interpros take a step up in gear this week when the North-West Warriors host the Knights in the three-day championship.
Onwards and upwards for Munster
Their trip lasted six hours, but it is still nothing compared with the journey Munster cricket took to get there.
Lightning and Knights win T20 openers
Leinster Lightning beat NW warriors by 56 runs while Knights beat Munster by 9 runs in rain-ruined contest.
Britton and McClintock miss clashes with Knights
Warriors name squads for 50-over and first-class clashes with Northern Knights.
Mulder given green light for return
Jacob Mulder will make his seasonal debut in Cork for the Northern Knights in their opening Twenty20 game against the Munster Reds.
Van Der Merwe disappointed at Munster over selections
Lightning coach Albert van der Merwe has expressed disappointment at Munster after their squad selection included two players not in the original submitted line-ups.
Forrest and Pretorius delight at Munster call
Clontarf's Robert Forrest and Phoenix's Nic Pretorius were both delighted to receive calls from Munster Coach Ted Williamson selecting them for the T20 match against the Northern Knights.
Munster unveil squad for Knights clash
Robert Forrest and Nicolaas Pretorius earn call ups along with five Munster and Academy players.
Munster squad unveiled
Munster Reds coach Ted Williamson and his selection panel have announced their squad.
Champions Lightning start with impressive win over Warriors
Reigning champions Leinster Lightning started the defence of their Interprovincial Cup crown with a convincing 105-run win over the North West Warriors.
Sorensen blow for Lightning
Max Sorensen has been ruled out of the Leinster Lightning squad which will face NW Warriors at The Hills on Monday.
Lightning and Warriors ready for battle
LEINSTER Lightning have 10 internationals in their squad- it was 11 but Max Sorensen is absent from their game against North West Warriors at The Hills
Lightning favourites for interpro treble
Leinster Lightning start the strongest of favourites to make it a treble of clean sweeps, given the strength and depth of their squad - which includes no fewer than 11 senior internationals for the opening clash.
Brotherly love?
There will be split loyalties for the O'Brien clan on Monday when Leinster Lightning do battle with the NW Warriors at The Hills.
Warriors name squad for Lightning Challenge
North West Warriors Head Coach Ian McGregor has declared his hand ahead of his side's season opener in the Hanley Energy Interprovincial series at the Hills on Monday.
Joyce to make Lightning debut against Warriors
Ed Joyce is one of 11 internationals named in the Leinster Lightning squad to play the NW Warriors at The Hills on Monday.
Niall O'Brien switching to Warriors
Niall O'Brien has confirmed he will keep wicket and play for the North West Warriors in this year's 50-over and three-day first class games in the inter-provincial competition.
Williamson appointed Munster Coach
The 45 year-old has been given the task of helping prepare the province for hopefully their first appearance in the revamped Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial Series.
2017 Interpro fixtures released
ED JOYCE will make his debut for Leinster Lightning on May 1 when the Hanley Energy treble winners begin the defence of their three titles against the North West Warriors in a 50-over contest.