An opening partnership of 86 between Aaron Doyle and Philip Le Roux was the catalyst for a seven wicket win for Leinster in their four-match U15 interprovincial series.

Malahide's Doyle unveiled his full repertoire of shots, scoring all around the wicket as he top scored with a quite superb 56 from 52 balls, including 7 fours and a six.

Railway Union batsman Le Roux also showed his prowess with a hard-hit 38, while Park Avenue colleague Mark Caniffe (15*) ensured no hiccups as the finish line approached, sealing the win with 12 balls to spare.

The contest was a high quality contest, played in idyllic conditions at a sun-drenched Wallace Park in Lisburn.

The NCU innings was dominated by a fifth wicket stand of 67 between Waringstown's Sam Topping (38) and Ryan Matthews (22*), with Rory Ellerby, Ryan Hunter and Ashton Clark all making double figures.

Luke Thompson took 2 for 18, while there were also a wicket apiece for Stirrat and Daniel Forkin.

There are two matches left in the series later this week - the first game was abandoned on Monday following a torrential downpour in Ringcommons.

MATCH SCORECARD

Northern U15 Vs Leinster U15
1-Innings T20 Match Played At Wallace Park, Lisburn, 11-Aug-2020, U15s Interprovincials
Leinster U15 Win by 7 wkts

Toss won by Northern U15
Umpires A Kennedy - D Milne
Scorers M Power - J Devane
Home Side Northern U15

Northern U15 1st Innings 132/5 Closed (Overs 20)

Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
R Ellerby* c A Doyle b L Thompson 14 22 1 0
R Hunter   b L Thompson 14 17 1 0
Ashton Clark+ c Stirrat b D Forkin 13 19 0 0
C McCullough c A Doyle b R Stirrat 7 13 1 0
S Topping run out   38 31 5 0
R Matthews not out   22 18 2 1
M Aahil dnb          
T Crothers dnb          
H Dyer dnb          
D Kane dnb          
A Leckey dnb          
extras   (b1 lb8 w15 nb0) 24      
TOTAL   5 wickets for 132      
FOW
1-32(R Hunter) 2-43(R Ellerby) 3-64(C McCullough) 4-65(Ashton Clark)
5-132(S Topping)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
E Birch 4 0 22 0 2 -
P Le Roux 3 0 21 0 - -
L Thompson 4 0 18 2 3 -
D Forkin 4 0 14 1 - -
R Stirrat 3 0 27 1 6 -
D Keenan 2 0 21 0 - -

Leinster U15 1st Innings 133/3 Closed (Overs 18)

Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
P Le Roux c M Aahil b H Dyer 36 26 4 1
A Doyle c R Ellerby b C McCullough 56 52 7 1
J McNally c A Leckey b R Matthews 6 9 0 0
M Canniffe* not out   15 13 1 0
E Birch not out   7 10 0 0
A McGeehan dnb          
F McGee+ dnb          
L Thompson dnb          
R Stirrat dnb          
D Keenan dnb          
D Forkin dnb          
extras   (b0 lb0 w11 nb2) 13      
TOTAL   3 wickets for 133      
FOW
1-86(P Le Roux) 2-101(J McNally) 3-113(A Doyle)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
C McCullough 4 0 15 1 1 -
M Aahil 1 0 8 0 - -
D Kane 3 0 26 0 3 1
H Dyer 4 0 29 1 - -
A Leckey 1 0 14 0 1 -
R Matthews 3 0 26 1 3 -
F Lutton 2 0 15 0 1 1