There was no play on the final day of the Interprovincial Championship game in Balrothery between Leinster Lightning and North West Warriors, the fourth day to be completely washed out in this rain-ruined series which has now seen five consecutive draws.

Lightning, despite failing to pick up a batting point after their first-innings collapse — Warriors managed one — have opened up an 11-point lead in the table, but if there is a positive result in the final match, which is between Warriors and Knights at Bready starting on Tuesday week, the winners will be crowned champions.

However, a draw could still be enough for either team to claim the title, again depending on the number of bonus points they pick up and how much play is lost.

Yesterday’s draw left William Porterfield stranded five short of his 12th first-class century and denied Barry McCarthy the chance of a sixth wicket and his best first-class bowling figures.