A superb 138 from Lorcan Tucker has kept Ireland A in control of their match against Gloucestershire Seconds.

The Pembroke keeper/batsman hit 13 fours and a six in his 215 ball innings before being the last man dismissed as the Irish posted 393 to lead by 180.

Tucker, who has been capped four times at senior level following his debut against Hong Kong in 2016, gave a great exhibition of his ability to score all around the wicket.

The young Dubliner turned 22 this week, and celebrated in style with his best innings in Irish colours.

He shared stands of 67 for the 5th wicket with Stephen Doheny, who made 62, 75 for the 6th with Shane Getkate (32), and 87 for the 8th with Tyrone Kane (33).

The Irish total was boosted by the hosts conceding a quite incredible 100 extras, comprising 47 byes, 14 leg-byes, 5 penalty runs, 6 wides and 28 no-balls!

Nathan Smith (2-12) struck two early blows in the Gloucestershire second innings, before an unbroken third wicket stand of 126 between Ian Cockbain (70*) and Tom Price (35*) led a fightback by the hosts, meaning they go into the final day 52 runs adrift.


Gloucestershire 213 and 128-2 (35 overs; I Cockbain 70*, T Price 35*; N Smith 2-12)

Ireland 393 (90.4 overs; L Tucker 138, S Doheny 62, T Kane 33, S Getkate 32; H Hankins 3-62, C Liddle 3-37, J Gibbs 2-44)