Half centuries from Railway Unions Phillipe Le Roux and Clontarf's John McNally saw Leinster beat the NCU by 23 runs in a high scoring Under 15 interprovincial game at Ringcommons.

They added 109 for the second wicket after the early loss of Doyle, with Le Roux top scoring with 57 and left-hander McNally hitting seven boundaries in his 55.

Mark Canniffe also got in on the act with a quickfire 37 not out as they posted 159 for 4 at Balbriggan.

Adam Leckey (3-20) was the pick of the attack, with Ryan Matthews securing the other wicket.

Leinster were always on top as they defended the total, despite the best efforts of Jude Keates (31), Ryan Matthews (23) and Rory Ellerby (22).

They eventually fell 23 runs short - Eoin Birch taking three wickets, while there were two apiece for Ryan and Le Roux.

The final game in the series takes place tomorrow, with Leinster holding an unassailable 2-0 lead.

MATCH SCORECARD

Leinster U15 Vs Northern U15
1-Innings T20 Match Played At Balbriggan, 13-Aug-2020, U15s Interprovincials
Leinster U15 Win by 23 runs

Toss won by Northern U15
Home Side Leinster U15

Leinster U15 1st Innings 159/4 Closed (Overs 20)

Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs 4s 6s
A Doyle c Crothers b A Leckey 0 0 0
P Le Roux   b A Leckey 57 4 0
J McNally c Lutton b R Matthews 55 7 0
M Canniffe not out   37 3 1
E Birch c Dyer b A Leckey 0 0 0
F McGee not out   0 0 0
E MacNulty dnb        
A Ryan dnb        
L Thompson dnb        
D Forkin dnb        
S Karpe dnb        
extras   (b0 lb0 w8 nb2) 10    
TOTAL   4 wickets for 159    
FOW
1-0(A Doyle) 2-109(J McNally) 3-146(P Le Roux) 4-146(E Birch)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
A Leckey 3 0 20 3 1 -
F Lutton 2 0 17 0 2 -
T Crothers 1 0 9 0 1 -
R Ellerby 4 0 31 0 - 1
C McCullough 4 0 27 0 2 -
H Dyer 2 0 16 0 1 -
R Matthews 2 0 22 1 1 -
D Kane 2 0 17 0 - 1

Northern U15 1st Innings 136/10 All Out (Overs 20)

Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs 4s 6s
R Hunter c L Thompson b E Birch 0 0 0
B Rose   b A Ryan 12 1 0
R Ellerby run out P Le Roux   22 1 0
C McCullough run out L Thompson   4 0 0
R Matthews st ? b D Forkin 23 4 0
Ashton Clark c ? b P Le Roux 5 0 0
F Lutton   b P Le Roux 0 0 0
J Keates   b E Birch 31 4 0
H Dyer lbw b A Ryan 6 0 0
T Crothers not out   2 0 0
A Leckey c ? b E Birch 5 0 0
extras   (b0 lb5 w18 nb3) 26    
TOTAL   10 wickets for 136    
FOW
1-1(R Hunter) 2-31(B Rose) 3-36(C McCullough) 4-74(R Matthews) 5-76(R Ellerby)
6-79(Ashton Clark) 7-92(F Lutton) 8-127(J Keates) 9-129(H Dyer) 10-136(A Leckey)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
E Birch 4 0 32 3 6 -
E MacNulty 1 0 18 0 - -
A Ryan 3 0 15 2 - -
L Thompson 3 0 26 0 2 -
D Forkin 4 0 14 1 - -
P Le Roux 4 0 15 2 - -
S Karpe 1 0 11 0 - -