James Lambert and Cameron Doak took a combined seven wickets as the NCU beat the NW by six wickets in the first game of their interprovincial season at Belmont.

Instonians bowler Lambert claimed four wickets for 21, while Doak - son of Irish international Neil - had the excellent analysis of 3 for 7 to restrict the NW to 88 for 9.

(Cameron Doak)

Skipper Robbie Millar made an unbeaten 17 for the visitors, while Coleraine's Shagar Khan top scored with 20, hitting one of the three boundaries they managed in the entire 20 overs.

The NCU openers found the going equally tough, with Bready spinner Brook Crumley (2-10) removing both in quick succession.

Skipper Matthew Humphreys (14) steadied the ship before being dismissed by Ardmore left-arm spinner Conor King.

Matthew Halliday (27) and Ewan Wilson (23*) shared a fourth wicket stand of 38 which broke the back of the target, and although Halliday fell to Stuart Kennedy, he side duly won with six wickets to spare.

The teams meet at Ardmore next week, while the NCU also are due to play Leinster in a four-game series.

MATCH SCORECARD

Northern U17 Vs North West U17
1-Innings T20 Match Played At Belmont, Belfast, 06-Aug-2020, U17s Interprovincials
Northern U17 Win by 6 wkts

Toss won by Northern U17
Umpires D Milne - A Kennedy
Scorers A Matchett - B Dixon
Home Side Northern U17

North West U17 1st Innings 88/9 Closed (Overs 20)

Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
C Doherty+   b J Lambert 13 19 1 0
C King   c&b M Humphreys 0 5 0 0
T Harper c M Daly b J Lambert 7 5 1 0
S Kennedy c A Oduvelil b C Doak 5 7 0 0
R Millar* not out   17 38 0 0
B Crumley   b C Doak 5 17 0 0
B Nixon   b C Doak 0 2 0 0
O Reynolds st M Halliday b A Oduvelil 4 7 0 0
S Khan   b J Lambert 20 18 1 0
D McDaid c A Oduvelil b J Lambert 0 1 0 0
M Manu not out   3 2 0 0
extras   (b0 lb2 w11 nb1) 14      
TOTAL   9 wickets for 88      
FOW
1-1(C King) 2-15(T Harper) 3-25(C Dougherty) 4-32(S Kennedy) 5-39(B Crumbly)
6-41(B Nixon) 7-47(O Reynolds) 8-83(Sher Khan) 9-84(D McDaid)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
M Humphreys 4 0 11 1 - -
M Daly 1 0 9 0 - 1
J Lambert 4 0 21 4 6 -
C Doak 4 0 7 3 1 -
J Rose 2 0 11 0 1 -
A Oduvelil 2 0 14 1 - -
A Wylie 1 0 4 0 - -
E Wilson 2 0 9 0 3 -

Northern U17 1st Innings 89/4 Closed (Overs 18.3)

Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
A Wylie lbw b B Crumley 4 3 1 0
J Dickson c C Doherty b B Crumley 0 9 0 0
M Humphreys* st C Doherty b C King 14 25 1 0
M Halliday+ c T Harper b S Kennedy 27 37 1 1
E Wilson not out   23 24 0 0
J Rose not out   6 13 0 0
J Lambert dnb          
C Doak dnb          
A Oduvelil dnb          
M Daly dnb          
C Pyper dnb          
extras   (b0 lb1 w14 nb0) 15      
TOTAL   4 wickets for 89      
FOW
1-4(A Wylie) 2-9(J Dickson) 3-35(M Humphreys) 4-73(M Halliday)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
B Crumley 4 0 10 2 - -
T Harpur 2 0 5 0 3 -
S Kennedy 4 0 20 1 - -
R Millar 2 0 11 0 1 -
C King 2 0 14 1 - -
C Kyte 2 0 13 0 2 -
S Khan 1 0 9 0 6 -
D McDaid 1.3 0 6 0 2 -