A brilliant unbeaten 86 from Scott MacBeth led the NW to a seven-wicket against their NCU counterparts to level the two-match U15 interpro series at Donemana.
The St Johnston teenager cut and pulled powerfully in his innings, which came from just 52 balls, and saw him hit 7 fours and clear the ropes five times.
(NW Under 15s)
He shared crucial stands of 43 with Gavin Roulston (14) and an unbroken 63 for the 4th wicket with James McKillop (13*) as the hosts passed their 129 target with 22 balls to spare.
Earlier, Waringstown left-hander Sam Topping was the NCU batting hero with a superb undefeated 71 from 64 balls (9 fours, 1 six) as his team posted 128 for 6.
Topping played some lovely cover drives in his innings, while he too cut and pulled well, latching onto anything off line or length.
(NCU Under 15s)
Skipper Rory Ellerby (12) and Ashton Clark (10) were the other batters to reach double figures.
Macbeth (2-15) was best with the ball, while there were two wickets also for McKillop and one apiece for Archie Block and Jamie Mutch.
|Umpires||T McCloskey - I Dunn|
|Scorers||L McFarland - H McConaghy|
|Home Side||North West U15|
|R Ellerby*||c S MacBeth||b Archie Block||12||9||2||0|
|S Topping||not out||71||64||9||1|
|R Matthews||c R McFarland||b S MacBeth||6||11||1||0|
|A Clark||b S MacBeth||10||14||1||0|
|R Hunter+||b Jamie Mutch||0||2||0||0|
|M Aahil||c G Roulston||b J McKillop||8||15||0||0|
|C McCullough||c Ryan Clarke||b J McKillop||8||5||1||0|
|T Crothers||not out||1||2||0||0|
|extras||(b0 lb1 w9 nb2)||12|
|TOTAL||6 wickets for||128|
|1-22(R Ellerby) 2-38(R Matthews) 3-68(A Clark) 4-69(R Hunter) 5-108(M Aahil)|
|Jake McGerrigle||c&b J Keates||4||13||0||0|
|Nathan McCombe||b F Lutton||2||3||0||0|
|S MacBeth*||not out||86||52||7||5|
|G Roulston||c T Crothers||b D Kane||14||20||2||0|
|J McKillop||not out||13||11||0||1|
|extras||(b2 lb0 w9 nb0)||11|
|TOTAL||3 wickets for||130|
|1-6(Nathan McCombe) 2-24(Jake McGerrigle) 3-67(G Roulston)|