The final Northern Knights practice game was abandoned after nine overs of the second innings when the rain arrived at Wallace Park on Friday.

(**Team Two would have won by 18 runs if DLS had been used in the game, as the par score was 62 after 9 overs.**)

After the third game was wiped out due to bad weather, this was the final chance for many to state their case for Knights selection ahead of the Inter-Pro’s getting underway in August.

The first side that batted finished on 136/6 from their 20 overs with Instonians batsman Marcus Poskitt (31) top-scoring while Neil Rock contributed 30.

Shane Getkate (20), who scored 50* in the Leinster Lightning practice game on Thursday, and CJ van der Walt (20*) were the other two that reached double figures.

Waringstown’s Morgan Topping (2-6) bowled a productive two overs while there was one wicket apiece for Ruhan Pretorius, Josh Manley and Carl Robinson.

In reply, Ross Adair (40* from 26) continued his superb start to the season and he is the one that will give head coach Simon Johnston the most to think about for his main squad after the three matches.

(Ross Adair)

Adair also scored 89 from 56 deliveries at Shaws Bridge last week and his game is perfectly suited to the shortest format.

His opening partner David Miller (20) was the only wicket (lbw off the bowling of Van Der Walt) to fall before bad weather forced the game’s premature end with their innings sitting at 70/1.

MATCH SCORECARD

Knights A Vs Knights B
1-Innings Match Played At Wallace Park, Lisburn, 31-Jul-2020, Academy Intersquad
No result

Toss won by Knights A
Umpires Alan Neill - D Milne
Scorers Helen McConaghy - S Murphy
Home Side Knights AKnights B
Comment No result- match abandoned due to rain

Knights A 1st Innings 136/6 Closed (Overs 20)

Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
J Matchett   b R Pretorius 7 11 1 0
M Poskitt   b C Robinson 31 27 2 1
N Rock+ run out Aditya Adey   30 29 3 0
S Getkate* c C Robinson b M Topping 20 20 2 0
J Mulder   b M Topping 1 3 0 0
C van der Walt not out   20 18 0 1
A Haggan   b J Manley 9 12 0 0
R Ellerby not out   1 2 0 0
E Wilson dnb          
M Foster dnb          
B Snell dnb          
extras   (b1 lb0 w11 nb5) 17      
TOTAL   6 wickets for 136      
FOW
1-16(J Matchett) 2-69(M Poskitt) 3-90(N Rock) 4-91(J Mulder) 5-102(S Getkate)
6-132(A Haggan)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
R Pretorius 4 0 24 1 1 -
J Manley 4 0 26 1 - 2
C Robinson 4 0 23 1 7 -
Aditya Adey 2 0 18 0 - -
J Cameron-Dow 1 0 17 0 2 -
R Adair 3 0 21 0 1 -
M Topping 2 0 6 2 - -

Knights B 1st Innings 70/1 Abandoned (Overs 9)

Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
R Adair not out   40 26 3 2
D Miller lbw b C van der Walt 20 15 2 1
O Metcalfe not out   10 13 0 0
J Hunter dnb          
J Cameron-Dow dnb          
R Pretorius dnb          
M Topping dnb          
Aditya Adey dnb          
A Johnston dnb          
J Manley dnb          
C Robinson dnb          
extras   (b0 lb0 w0 nb0) 0      
TOTAL   1 wickets for 70      
FOW
1-50(D Miller)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
M Foster 2 0 27 0 - -
C van der Walt 2 0 17 1 - -
A Haggan 2 0 6 0 - -
J Mulder 2 0 11 0 - -
S Getkate 1 0 9 0 - -