Four wickets apiece from Rory Anders and Fiachra Tucker sparked a dramatic collapse as eight wickets fell for just 13 runs as the Southern XI demolished their Northern counterparts at Lisburn.

Chasing 179, the Northern side lost Shane Getkate (1) early to Ben White, but Ross Adair kept them interested with a powerful 38 from 27 balls (6 fours, 1 six).

(Fiachra Tucker)

However, from 71 for 2, they faltered to 84 all out as scoreboard pressure told as the required rate grew ever higher.

Pembroke's Irish Cup winning skipper Tucker claimed 4 for 6 with his leggies, while YMCA all-rounder Anders four scalps cost 21.

Earlier Greg Ford, son of Ireland Head Coach Graham, grabbed the batting headlines as he cleared the ropes five times in an unbeaten 56 from 34 balls, benefitting from the platform set by the top order.

(Rory Anders)

Terenure teenager Seamus Lynch showed why he is so highly rated by the Irish youth coaches as he hit 47 from just 25 balls (6 fours, 2 sixes).

Also in the runs were Jeremy Lawlor (33) and skipper Stephen Doheny who made 22, while Tim Tector chipped in with a breezy 16 as they piled on 179 for 3.

The teams meet again on Monday at Malahide in the second and final game of the two-match series.

MATCH SCORECARD

Northern XI Vs Southern XI
1-Innings T20 Match Played At Wallace Park, Lisburn, 13-Aug-2020,
Southern XI Win by 95 runs

Toss won by Southern XI
Umpires R Black - Mark Hawthorne
Scorers Helen McConaghy
Home Side Northern XI

Southern XI 1st Innings 179/3 Closed (Overs 20)

Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
J Lawlor c C van der Walt b J Mulder 31 35 2 1
S Lynch c J Mulder b S Getkate 43 21 5 2
S Doheny*+   b J Mulder 22 19 0 2
G Ford not out   54 34 4 2
T Tector not out   16 12 1 0
F Tucker dnb          
R Anders dnb          
M Thompson dnb          
J McNulty dnb          
T Dempsey dnb          
B White dnb          
extras   (b0 lb10 w2 nb1) 13      
TOTAL   3 wickets for 179      
FOW
1-64(S Lynch) 2-77(J Lawlor) 3-129(S Doheny)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
R Adair 3 0 25 0 1 -
J Manley 4 0 37 0 - -
R Allen 3 0 26 0 - 1
M Foster 1 0 24 0 1 -
S Getkate 4 0 23 1 1 -
J Mulder 4 0 25 2 - -
C van der Walt 1 0 9 0 - -

Northern XI 1st Innings 84/10 All Out (Overs 16.1)

Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
R Adair c F Tucker b M Thompson 38 27 6 1
S Getkate*   b B White 1 5 0 0
R Hunter c M Thompson b F Tucker 20 30 3 0
J Hunter   b F Tucker 10 7 2 0
N Rock+ c J Lawlor b F Tucker 4 6 0 0
C van der Walt   b R Anders 1 2 0 0
K Magee lbw b R Anders 0 1 0 0
J Mulder lbw b R Anders 5 4 1 0
R Allen st S Doheny b F Tucker 2 10 0 0
J Manley not out   0 3 0 0
M Foster   b R Anders 1 2 0 0
extras   (b0 lb1 w1 nb0) 2      
TOTAL   10 wickets for 84      
FOW
1-7(S Getkate) 2-49(R Adair) 3-71(J Hunter) 4-72(R Hunter) 5-75(C van der Walt)
6-75(K Magee) 7-77(N Rock) 8-83(J Mulder) 9-83(R Allen) 10-84(M Foster)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
J McNulty 2 0 8 0 - -
M Frost 1 0 6 0 - -
B White 2 0 6 1 - -
R Anders 3.1 0 20 4 1 -
T Dempsey 1 0 16 0 - -
M Thompson 2 0 10 1 - -
J Lawlor 2 0 11 0 - -
F Tucker 3 0 6 4 - -