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Interprovincial T20 Trophy 2022
PWTNRLBPPts
Leinster Lightning94122325
Munster Reds94122325
North West Warriors93024016
Northern Knights92025113

Leinster Lightning regained the T20 Trophy on higher net run rate

Leinster Lightning beat Northern Knights by 6 wickets
Sydney Parade, Pembroke, 29 July.
 Northern Knights 96 (14.4 overs; C Carmichael 26, N Rock 22, T Mayes 20; B McCarthy 4-18, G Dockrell 3-13, S Singh 2-26)
 Leinster Lightning 97/4 (10.2 overs; A Balbirnie 52, H Tector 28*; M Adair 2-25, M Foster 2-32)
Leinster Lightning (Sportsfile)
George Dockrell ended a triumphant three days by lifting the InterPro T20 Trophy as his Leinster Lightning side pipped Munster Reds on run-rate to regain the title. After playing a key role in Lightning’s two previous wins at the festival, it was fitting that skipper Dockrell was in the middle as Harry Tector struck a four and single to take the hosts to a bonus point victory over the Northern Knights, In 10.2 overs. While Dockrell’s lusty hitting had helped his side beat Munster and the North-West Warriors, it was his three wickets allied to Barry McCarthy’s career-best 4-18 that saw the Knights bowled out for only 96. Lightning needed to reach their target inside 16 overs to collect the all-important bonus point and did so at a canter after Andy Balbirnie had warmed up for next week’s two T20 internationals against South Africa in Bristol with a classy 52.
Nigel Jones
Munster Reds beat North West Warriors by 6 wickets
Sydney Parade, Pembroke, 29 July.
 North West Warriors 165/8 (20 overs; S Doheny 58, A McBrine 32; D Delany 3-17, C Campher 3-33)
 Munster Reds 168/4 (14.1 overs; PJ Moor 74, M Commins 42, G Delany 25*; S Macbeth 3-24)
PJ Moor
The Reds began the festival as strong favourites to add the T20 Trophy to their One-Day Cup but after two defeats even a convincing six-wicket victory over the Warriors, in which skipper PJ Moor smashed 74 from 30 balls, was not quite enough. David Delany bowled a fiery four overs for a return of 3-18 and was awarded man-of-the-match as the Warriors were restricted to 165-8 - a total that was quickly shown to be inadequate as Moor rained eight sixes.
Ted Williamson
Leinster Lightning beat North West Warriors by 128 runs
Sydney Parade, Pembroke, 28 July.
  Leinster Lightning 260-3 (20 overs; L Tucker 77, G Dockrell 69*, H Tector 58*, A Balbirnie 31; A McBrine 2-34)
 North West Warriors 132 (17.5 overs; S Doheny 26, R Macbeth 24; J Little 3-12, G Hoey 3-34, G Dockrell 2-5)
Lorcan Tucker top-scored with 77 (Rodney Smythe)
Leinster Lightning smashed records as they trounced NW Warriors to go top of the T20 table going into the final day. The hosts hit 26 fours and 15 sixes in a boundary blitz as they plundered the Warriors attack, racking up 260 for 3. Lorcan Tucker led the way with a Man-of-the-Match 77 from only 33 balls (7 fours, 5 sixes) as he and Andy Balbirnie (33) added 85 in 45 balls for the second wicket. Tucker added 56 in four overs with Harry Tector, who hit 58 from 23 deliveries (10 fours, 2 sixes). Lightning skipper George Dockrell’s arrival at the crease saw the tempo go up even more as he hit 6 sixes and 6 fours in an unbeaten 69 from 26 balls. Three wickets for Josh Little and Gavin Hoey had the Warriors reply in disarray. Stephen Doheny hit 26 but it took a record last wicket stand of 40 between Ryan Macbeth (24) and his younger brother Scott (17*) to get them above three figures. However, the margin of defeat – 128 runs was one unwanted record for Boyd Rankin’s side.
Northern Knights beat Munster Reds by 99 runs
Sydney Parade, Pembroke, 28 July.
 Northern Knights 228/4 (20 overs; J Matchett 83, J McCollum 50, N Rock 28*, R Pretorius 26*)
 Munster Reds 129 (13.2 overs; F Hand 28, M Ford 24, PJ Moor 24, C Campher 20; M Adair 3-14, R Pretorius 3-14, B White 2-25)
John Matchett (Rodney Smythe)
The Northern Knights put a serious dent in Munster’s trophy hopes with a comprehensive 99-run win. A second wicket stand of 126 in 10 overs between John Matchett – promoted up the order in the absence of Ross Adair – and James McCollum laid the foundation for their total of 228 for 4. Matchett top-scored with 83 (7 fours, 7 sixes), while McCollum hit 50 from 27 balls. Neil Rock (28*) and Ruhan Pretorius (26*) continued the carnage late on. Munster lost yesterday's centurion Murray Commins, lbw to Mark Adair (3-14) first ball. Gareth Delany and Tyrone Kane followed soon after as the reply was quickly in tatters – three wickets also for Pretorius. Fionn Hand struck three sixes in a lively 28, but Munster were well beaten – 129 all out in the 14th over.
John Matchett
Northern Knights beat NW Warriors by 4 wickets
Sydney Parade, Pembroke, 27 July.
 NW Warriors 204/8 (20 overs; N McGuire 71, S Doheny 52, A McBrine 39*; T Mayes 2-30)
 Northern Knights 205/6 (17.4 overs; R Adair 111, P Stirling 27, J McColllum 22; A McBrine 2-35)
Ross Adair scored 111 (Sportsfiile)
Ross Adair made the highest score in T20 Trophy cricket passing John Mooney’s record, making 111 as the Knights made light work of a 205 target to beat the Warriors by four wickets with 14 balls to spare. Adair dominated stands of 71 in 6 overs with Paul Stirling (27) and 85 in 7 overs with James McCollum (22) as the bowlers were once again pummeled to all parts in a belligerent blitzkrieg of boundaries. It looked as if the Warriors would be on course for a record total as they reached 131 for 1 after 10 overs thanks to second wicket stand of 133 between Nathan McGuire and Stephen Doheny. The pair came together in the first over after debutant Dhram Singh fell first ball, and proceeded to smash the bowling. McGuire top-scored with 71 from 35 balls (7 fours, 5 sixes), while Doheny made 52 off 30 deliveries (4 fours, 3 sixes). The Warriors lost their way in the second part of their innings, as they lost 7 wickets for 73 runs and that was to prove crucial in the final analysis.
Centurion Ross Adair
Leinster Lightning beat Munster Reds by 5 wickets
Sydney Parade, Pembroke, 27 July.
 Munster Reds 219/5 (20 overs; M Commins 102, T Kane 66; B McCarthy 2-44)
 Leinster Lightning 221/5 (18.3 overs; G Dockrell 68*, S Singh 43, A Balbrinie 27, H Tector 26; M Frost 2-38)
George Dockrell (Rodney Smythe)
George Dockrell kept his sides hopes of the T20 Trophy alive with a remarkable display of power hitting as they chased 220 to beat Munster Reds. Coming to the wicket in the 14th over with 93 still needed, the Leinster skipper hit 9 sixes and 2 fours in an unbeaten 68 from 18 balls as they sealed the win with nine balls to spare! Simi Singh (43) and Andy Balbirnie (27) got the chase going with an opening stand of 63 in the powerplay, and they kept the momentum going throughout. Earlier Murray Commins had hit 11 fours and 5 sixes in his 102 from 61 balls (11 fours, 5 sixes) sharing a record partnership of 134 in 11 overs with Tyrone Kane, whose 66 came from 35 balls ( 4 fours, 5 sixes). A final total of 219 for 5 looked daunting, but not to this Leinster line-up.
George Dockrell
Scorecard Northern Knights (2) Munster Reds (2) - no play, 12 June.
Scorecard North West Warriors (2) Leinster Lightning (2) - no play, 12 June.
Scorecard Leinster Lightning (2) Northern Knights (2) - no play, 11 June.
Scorecard North West Warriors (2) Munster Reds (2) - no play, 11 June.
Leinster Lightning tied with Munster Reds.
Bready, 10 June.
Leinster Lightning 149-8 (18 overs; G Hoey 39, H Tector 33; G Delany 2-18, C Campher 2-39)
Munster Reds 137-6 (16 overs; P Moor 40, C Campher 29; G Hoey 2-24) (Target 138 in 16 overs)
North West Warriors beat Northern Knights by 6 wickets.
Bready, 10 June.
Northern Knights 148-7 (20 overs; J McCollum 49, R Pretorius 30; A McBrine 2-22, C Young 2-39)
North West Warriors 111-4 (S Getkate 46*, S Doheny 35; J Manley 2-35) (Target 109 in 14 overs)
Shane Getkate was Man of the Match as the Warriors beat the Knights
Scorecard Munster Reds ( 5) beat North West Warriors (0) by 100 runs, 29 May.
Scorecard Northern Knights (0) lost to Leinster Lightning (5) by 39 runs, 29 May.
Scorecard North West Warriors (4) beat Leinster Lightning (0) by 1 run, 28 May.
Scorecard Northern Knights (0) lost to Munster Reds (4) by 3 wickets, 28 May.
Scorecard Northern Knights (0) lost to North West Warriors (4) by 7 wickets, 27 May.
Scorecard Leinster Lightning (0) lost to Munster Reds (5) by 6 wickets, 27 May.
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