The two-match series between Leinster Bolts and Denmark ended all-square in two excellent encounters.

Although rain was never too far away over the two days, both teams willingness to get action saw the matches completed.

On Friday, Leinster Bolts ran up 267 in a game which started off as a 50-over contest.

Rush opener Stephen Doheny top-scored with 74, hitting 7 fours and 2 sixes in his 89-ball innings.

He shared a third wicket stand of 135 in 25 overs with Pembroke's Lorcan Tucker, who hit 7 boundaries in his 59.

Three wickets apiece for Matts Henriksen and Nico Damgaard saw Leinster slump from 151 for 2 to 191 for 8, before they rallied thanks to a 9th wicket stand of 54 between Fiachra Tucker and Rory Anders.

The two former Irish U19 internationals helped their team set a challenging total with the late fightback, as Tucker made 37 and Anders 31.

With heavy rain ending play at the half-way stage, the teams agreed to an early start on the Saturday, with the hosts chasing a DLS adjusted target of 152 in 20 overs.

They fell 22 short thanks to an inspired bowling performance by Fionn Hand.

The North County teenager took 5 for 23 to restrict the Danes to 129 for 8 - Mats Henriksen (37*) and Manmeet Singh (36) their main contributors.

Merrion's Tom Stanton (2-28) and Malahide's James Newland (1-11) were the other successful bowlers.

The second game was a 45-over contest, and Leinster opener Gareth Delany came racing out of the blocks, as he thumped 4 sixes and 3 fours in a rapid 54 from just 37 balls.

He dominated an opening stand of 72 in just 57 balls with Conor Fletcher (8), before the introduction of Jini Jojo brought a dramatic turnaround.

The Bolts lost three wickets for 0 runs, with Jonjo (3-27) causing major damage.

At 97 for 5, the visitors once again showed their strength in depth, as the middle and lower order set a target.

Lorcan Tucker (30), Fionn Hand (24*), Fiachra Tucker (23) and Stephen Doheny (22) all chipped in to a final total of 202.

James Newland (3-22) struck early blows, but Freddie Klokker showed all his experience to guide the successful chase.

Klokker - who played in 2017 for The Hills - hit nine boundaries in a brilliant 94, as he shared partnerships of 84 with Anique Uddin (29) and 69 with Saif Ahmed (32*) to guide the Dames to a deserved six-wicket win.

Denmark coach Jeremy Bray was delighted with the tough matches for his team ahead of the World Cricket League in Oman in November.

"It was absolutely fantastic to have Leinster send over a strong Bolts side.

"Our guys thoroughly enjoyed the two days of very competitive cricket in sometimes testing conditions weather wise.

"The Leinster squad both players and management alike were absolutely fantastic guests to host and a big credit must go to them.

"I hope this relationship can continue between the two sides, and there are more series in the future."

Match 1

Denmark Vs Lightning Bolts
1-Innings Match Played At Svanholm 1, 21-Sep-2018, One day
Lightning Bolts Win by 22 runs (DLS)

Toss won by Denmark
Umpires A Ahmad - J Jensen
Scorers H Latif
Home Side Denmark
Comment Rain affected: Denmark target 152 to win in 20 overs.
Lightning Bolts won by 22 runs (DLS)
Players; Lightning Bolts 13, Denmark 12 , 11 batting 11 fielding
For Bolts T Stanton and J Newland dnb
For Denmark N Damgaard dnb

Lightning Bolts 1st Innings 267/10 All Out (Overs 49.3)

Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Min Bls 4s 6s
J Tector* c F Klokker b M Henriksen 4 11 7 1 0
J Grassi+ c S Ahmed b M Henriksen 10 25 20 1 0
S Doheny lbw b R Saumy 74 112 89 7 2
L Tucker c H Shah b M Damgaard 59 90 77 7 0
O Gunning c A Bulow b M Damgaard 16 28 24 2 0
G Delaney c A Bulow b M Damgaard 9 18 14 0 0
C Fletcher c F Klokker b A Bulow 6 16 63 1 0
F Tucker   b A Bulow 37 41 33 3 1
F Hand lbw b M Henriksen 0 1 1 0 0
R Anders   b J Jojo 31 34 23 3 2
A Sheridan not out   6 5 4 1 0
extras   (b1 lb2 w12 nb0) 15        
TOTAL   10 wickets for 267        
FOW
1-5(J Tector) 2-16(J Grassi) 3-151(L Tucker) 4-159(S Doheny) 5-185(G Delaney)
6-185(O Gunning) 7-194(C Fletcher) 8-195(F Hand) 9-249(F Tucker) 10-267(R Anders)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
A Bulow 10 0 56 2 1 -
M Henriksen 8 0 35 3 2 -
M Damgaard 10 0 45 3 3 -
J Jojo 4.3 0 24 1 1 -
A Uddin 5 0 26 0 - -
S Ahmed 5 0 31 0 2 -
R Saumy 7 0 47 1 2 -

Denmark 1st Innings 129/8 Closed (Overs 20)

Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Min Bls 4s 6s
F Klokker+ c J Tector b J Newland 5 20 13 0 0
M Singh c O Gunning b F Hand 36 51 43 2 0
H Shah* c J Grassi b F Hand 5 21 19 0 0
A Uddin   c&b F Hand 9 22 12 1 1
S Ahmed   b F Hand 12 9 6 1 1
A Bulow lbw b T Stanton 1 5 3 0 0
M Henriksen not out   37 24 23 3 2
J Jojo c R Anders b T Stanton 0 2 3 0 0
S Thas   b F Hand 1 3 2 0 0
B Raja not out   9 15 7 1 0
extras   (b2 lb7 w4 nb1) 14        
TOTAL   8 wickets for 129        
FOW
1-25(F Klokker) 2-51(H Shah) 3-61(M Singh) 4-80(S Ahmed) 5-81(A Uddin)
6-82(A Bulow) 7-82(J Jojo) 8-88(S Thas)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
T Stanton 4 0 28 2 1 -
R Anders 3 0 10 0 - -
J Newland 3 0 11 1 - -
A Sheridan 3 0 31 0 - 1
F Tucker 3 0 17 0 - -
F Hand 4 0 23 5 2 -

 

Match 2

Lightning Bolts Vs Denmark
1-Innings Match Played At Svanholm 1, 22-Sep-2018, One day
Denmark Win by 6 wkts

Toss won by Lightning Bolts
Umpires A Ahmad - R Koefod
Scorers H Latif
Home Side Lightning BoltsDenmark
Comment 45- over match
Lightning Bolts played 13: J Newland & T Stanton dnb

Lightning Bolts 1st Innings 202/10 All Out (Overs 44.3)

Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Min Bls 4s 6s
G Delaney c M Singh b B Raja 54 70 37 3 4
C Fletcher lbw b J Jojo 8 73 21 1 0
O Gunning   b J Jojo 7 32 13 1 0
J Tector*   b J Jojo 0 2 4 0 0
J Grassi lbw b B Raja 7 10 13 0 0
L Tucker+ lbw b M Damgaard 30 48 45 1 0
S Doheny c A Uddin b M Damgaard 22 53 48 1 0
F Tucker c S Ahmed b A Uddin 23 57 52 1 0
R Anders c H Shah b S Thas 8 16 12 0 0
F Hand not out   24 21 23 3 0
A Sheridan c M Singh b A Uddin 0 1 1 0 0
extras   (b1 lb5 w11 nb2) 19        
TOTAL   10 wickets for 202        
FOW
1-72(G Delaney) 2-72(C Fletcher) 3-72(J Tector) 4-81(J Grassi) 5-97(O Gunning)
6-133(L Tucker) 7-151(S Doheny) 8-167(R Anders) 9-201(F Tucker) 10-202(A Sheridan)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
M Henriksen 3.3 0 13 0 3 -
A Bulow 2 0 28 0 2 -
B Raja 9 0 46 2 1 -
H Shah .3 0 8 0 - -
J Jojo 8 3 27 3 2 -
M Damgaard 9 2 25 2 - -
S Thas 10 0 37 1 3 2
A Uddin 2.3 0 12 2 - -

Denmark 1st Innings 203/4 Closed (Overs 34.4)

Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Min Bls 4s 6s
F Klokker+ c sub b A Sheridan 94 143 101 9 0
M Singh c A Sheridan b J Newland 1 9 5 0 0
H Shah* c L Tucker b J Newland 6 26 15 1 0
A Uddin c R Anders b J Newland 29 587 47 1 0
S Ahmed not out   32 51 36 1 2
A Bulow not out   10 4 6 2 0
M Damgaard dnb            
M Henriksen dnb            
S Thas dnb            
B Raja dnb            
A Shaheen dnb            
extras   (b4 lb5 w20 nb2) 31        
TOTAL   4 wickets for 203        
FOW
1-11(M Singh) 2-39(H Shah) 3-123(A Uddin) 4-192(F Klokker)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
R Anders 6 0 42 0 6 1
J Newland 8 1 22 3 3 -
F Hand 7.4 0 52 0 3 -
A Sheridan 5 0 29 1 2 1
T Stanton 5 0 33 0 1 -
F Tucker 3 0 16 0 - -