The NCU survived a batting scare to beat the NW in the first match of their U15 interpro series at Wallace Park in Lisburn.

Chasing 92 they slumped to 14 for 5 with Bready's Nathan McCombe (3-6) and St Johnston's Scott Macbeth (1-7) doing the damage.

However an unbroken 6th wicket stand of 79 in 11 overs between Waringstown's Sam Topping and CIYMS all-rounder Carson McCullough led them to victory with a ball to spare.

Topping hit five boundaries in a run-a-ball 36 not out, while McCullough hit the game's only six in his unbeaten 33.

Earlier, Templepatrick's David Kane took 3 for 15, while there was two wickets for Ryan Matthews, and one apiece for Harry Dyer, Finn Lutton, Carson McCullough and Rory Ellerby in the NW total of 91 for 9.

Gavin Roulston top scored for the visitors with 16, while there were also double figure contributions from Robert McFarland, James McKillop and Scott Macbeth.

The NW will get a chance to level the series when the teams meet again next Wednesday (August 19th) at Donemana (1.30pm).

MATCH SCORECARD

Northern U15 Vs North West U15
1-Innings Match Played At Wallace Park, Lisburn, 12-Aug-2020, U15s Interprovincials
Northern U15 Win by 5 wkts

Toss won by North West U15
Umpires D Milne - A Kennedy
Scorers S Murphy
Home Side Northern U15

North West U15 1st Innings 91/9 Closed (Overs 20)

Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
Ryan Clarke   b R Ellerby 6 20 1 0
Nathan McCombe   b F Lutton 7 8 1 0
Gavin Roulston c J Keates b D Kane 16 25 0 0
Scott MacBeth lbw b D Kane 10 7 1 0
James McKillop stumped b C McCullough 11 14 2 0
Robert McFarland c M Aahil b R Matthews 12 19 0 0
Conor Patton c T Crothers b D Kane 5 8 1 0
Jay Scott+ c S Topping b R Matthews 0 3 0 0
Archie Block lbw b H Dyer 7 11 1 0
James Bell not out   1 5 0 0
Sam Kincaid not out   0 1 0 0
extras   (b0 lb0 w13 nb3) 16      
TOTAL   9 wickets for 91      
FOW
1-17(Nathan McCombe) 2-30(Ryan Clarke) 3-43(S MacBeth) 4-62(J McKillop)
5-62(G Roulston) 6-70(Conor Patton) 7-71(Jay Scott) 8-87(Archie Block)
9-89(R McFarland)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
Mohammed Aahil 2 0 14 0 2 -
Finn Lutton 3 0 8 1 4 -
Rory Ellerby 2 0 12 1 3 -
Carson McCullough 4 0 21 1 1 -
David Kane 4 1 15 3 1 -
Ryan Matthews 3 0 9 2 1 -
Harry Dyer 2 0 12 1 - 1

Northern U15 1st Innings 93/5 Closed (Overs 19.3)

Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
Harry Dyer c Conor Patton b Nathan McCombe 3 17 0 0
Ashton Clark+ run out J McKillop/J McKillop   6 9 1 0
Tom Crothers   b Nathan McCombe 0 9 0 0
Jude Keates st Jay Scott b Nathan McCombe 1 4 0 0
Rory Ellerby* c G Roulston b S MacBeth 1 2 0 0
C McCullough not out   33 43 1 1
SamTopping not out   36 36 5 0
Finn Lutton dnb          
M Aahil dnb          
David Kane dnb          
Adam Leckey dnb          
extras   (b3 lb2 w4 nb4) 13      
TOTAL   5 wickets for 93      
FOW
1-11(Ashton Clark) 2-12(H Dyer) 3-13(J Keates) 4-14(T Crothers) 5-14(R Ellerby)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
James McKillop 3.3 0 25 0 1 -
Scott MacBeth 4 1 7 1 1 2
Nathan McCombe 4 1 6 3 - -
Gavin Roulston 4 0 25 0 - 2
Sam Kincaid 3 0 16 0 - -
Archie Block 1 0 9 0 - -