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.

MATCH SCORECARD

North West U15 Vs Northern U15
1-Innings T20 Match Played At The Holm, Donemana, 19-Aug-2020, U15s Interprovincials
North West U15 Win by 7 wkts

Umpires T McCloskey - I Dunn
Scorers L McFarland - H McConaghy
Home Side North West U15

Northern U15 1st Innings 128/6 Closed (Overs 20)

Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
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
D Kane dnb          
J Keates dnb          
H Dyer dnb          
extras   (b0 lb1 w9 nb2) 12      
TOTAL   6 wickets for 128      
FOW
1-22(R Ellerby) 2-38(R Matthews) 3-68(A Clark) 4-69(R Hunter) 5-108(M Aahil)
6-127(C McCullough)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
Archie Block 3 0 25 1 4 1
James Bell 3 0 13 0 1 -
S MacBeth 4 0 15 2 - -
J McKillop 4 0 33 2 4 -
Jamie Mutch 3 0 17 1 - 1
Nathan McCombe 3 0 24 0 - -

North West U15 1st Innings 130/3 Closed (Overs 16.2)

Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
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
Ryan Clarke+ dnb          
Archie Block dnb          
R McFarland dnb          
Jay Scott dnb          
Sam Kincaid dnb          
James Bell dnb          
extras   (b2 lb0 w9 nb0) 11      
TOTAL   3 wickets for 130      
FOW
1-6(Nathan McCombe) 2-24(Jake McGerrigle) 3-67(G Roulston)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
C McCullough 4 0 27 0 3 -
F Lutton 2 0 17 1 - -
J Keates 2.2 0 24 1 5 -
T Crothers 2 0 17 0 - -
D Kane 2 0 14 1 - -
H Dyer 2 0 16 0 - -
R Matthews 2 0 13 0 1 -