Rory Anders (pictured) had the incredible figures of 6 for 6 as Lightning Bolts beat their northern counterparts the Emerging Knights by 49 runs (DLS) at College Park.

Batting first, the Bolts' Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin top scored with 49, adding 88 for the second wicket with Stephen Doheny (30).

A mini-collapse saw the innings stutter before a run-a-ball 39 from Michael Lewis, added 51 with Nic Pretorius (17) to help the Bolts to 188 in 46 overs.

Irish international Jacob Mulder took the bowling honours with 4 for 29, while Morgan Topping claimed 2 for 21.

The target was adjusted to 183 in 45 overs and the Knights made a decent start going to 32 for 0 in the 7th over before the wheels came off thanks primarily to Anders' burst.

The YMCA all-rounder - a late call-up to the squad to replace James Newlaaand - fully justified his selection as five wickets fell for just 12 runs to leave the innings in disarray at 44 for 5.

Muckamore's Sam Gordon (40) and Adita Adey (26) got the contest back on an even keel with a sixth wicket stand of 66 in 17 overs, before the latter was trapped by Bolts skipper Gareth Delany.

Fionn Hand (3-45) dismissed Gordon and Jacob Mulder, before Anders completed the win with his 5th and 6th wickets - ending with the incredible figures of 7-4-6-6 to seal the 49-run win.

An excellent work out for both camps and food for thought for Head Coaches Albert van der Merwe and Simon Johnston ahead of a busy interprovincial summer.

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MATCH SCORECARD

Lightning Bolts Vs Emerging Knights
1-Innings Match Played At College Park, Dublin, 19-May-2019, One day
Lightning Bolts Win by 49 runs

Toss won by Lightning Bolts
Umpires D Ryan - Thushara Wijesunde
Home Side Lightning Bolts
Comment Rain affected. Target 183 in 45 overs

Lightning Bolts 1st Innings 188/10 Closed (Overs 46)

Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
C McLoughlin-Gavin c N Smith b M O'Riordan 49 79 4 0
G Delany* c J Mulder b M McCord 8 12 2 0
S Doheny   b J Mulder 30 54 1 0
E Delany   b J Mulder 2 9 0 0
M Lewis   b M Topping 39 39 1 2
N Pretorius+ c M McCord b M Topping 17 26 0 0
R Anders   b CJ van der Walt 1 10 0 0
F Hand not out   8 17 0 0
F Tucker   b J Mulder 5 9 0 0
J Barnes lbw b J Mulder 0 3 0 0
T Stanton c N Smith b J Magee 4 15 0 0
extras   (b0 lb8 w17 nb0) 25      
TOTAL   10 wickets for 188      
FOW
1-22(G Delany) 2-110(C McLoughlin-Gavin) 3-110(S Doheny) 4-115(E Delany)
5-166(M Lewis) 6-169(N Pretorius) 7-170(R Anders) 8-177(F Tucker) 9-177(J Barnes)
10-188(T Stanton)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
M McCord 6 1 21 1 - -
R Bryans 4 0 20 0 - -
M O'Riordan 10 0 37 1 - -
J Magee 5 0 24 1 - -
J Mulder 10 0 29 4 - -
M Topping 5 0 21 2 - -
CJ van der Walt 6 0 28 1 - -

Emerging Knights 1st Innings 133/10 All Out (Overs 37)

Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
N Smith* lbw b F Hand 15 29 2 0
J Matchett   b R Anders 23 21 3 1
M Topping c S Doheny b R Anders 0 1 0 0
M O'Riordan lbw b R Anders 1 11 0 0
CJ van der Walt   b R Anders 0 6 0 0
S Gordon c S Doheny b F Hand 40 65 5 0
A Adey lbw b G Delany 26 54 1 0
J Mulder c R Anders b F Hand 4 5 1 0
J Magowan+ c N Pretorius b R Anders 2 18 0 0
M McCord not out   13 11 1 1
R Bryans c N Pretorius b R Anders 0 1 0 0
extras   (b0 lb2 w7 nb0) 9      
TOTAL   10 wickets for 133      
FOW
1-34(J Matchett) 2-34(M Topping) 3-42(M O'Riordan) 4-42(N Smith)
5-44(CJ van der Walt) 6-110(A Adey) 7-115(J Mulder) 8-118(S Gordon)
9-133(J Magowan) 10-133(R Bryans)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
T Stanton 7 0 28 0 - -
J Barnes 6 0 28 0 - -
R Anders 7 4 6 6 - -
F Hand 9 0 45 3 - -
F Tucker 3 0 10 0 - -
G Delany 5 1 14 1 - -