LEINSTER Lightning claimed a full haul of bonus points inside 60 overs when the inter-provincial championship match against North West Warriors at Magheramason finally got under way at 2pm on the second day.

The visitors trail by 86 with nine first innings wickets standing but with 104 overs possible today, there could still be time for a two-day victory unless the Warriors batting improves second time around.

Ireland Test captain William Porterfield was top scorer with 25 as the holders were dismissed for a paltry 135 with No 11 David Scanlon showing up the other batsmen in the team, finishing third top scorer.

The opening partnership of 35 between Porterfield and Ballyspallen professional Brendon Louw was the biggest of the innings with Scanlon’s runs at the end ensuring his stand with Graham Kennedy was the second best.

Kennedy was the only batsman to show any resistance – he faced 74 for his 12 not out – as Simi Singh and George Dockrell helped themselves to the last five wickets.

Peter Chase was impressive with two in his opening spell as was Craig Young late in the evening and deserved the wicket of the out-of-form Jack Tector.

With Barry McCarthy struck down by ‘flu, The Hills opening batsman Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin made his first-class debut and resumes this morning after a confident 18 not out.

Ominously his partner is Andrew Balbirnie but he has been dropped twice in the space of three balls off the accurate Graham Hume, a difficult low chance to second slip and a straightforward one to Aaron Gillespie in the gully.