James Newland has been drafted into the Leinster Lightning squad for their interpro clash against Munster Reds at The Mardyke.

The Malahide left-armer is a direct replacement for Josh Little, who cut his hand during Saturday's win against Dublin University.

(James Newland of Malahide: Pic Joe Curtis)

“It is unfortunate for Josh, but these things do happen from time to time," said Lightning Head Coach Nigel Jones.

"James Newland has been a consistent performer in T20 cricket for Malahide over recent seasons and was involved in winter sessions with the Lightning.

“He has been in good form for Malahide in recent club performances too and his left arm option fits well, especially given who he is coming in for. "

Lightning were emphatic nine-wicket winners against Munster in the opening game, but Jones is adamant his side won't be resting on their laurels.

“We’ve had two strong performances, but it’s important we push our game on and don’t sit back on those results. So, we’re looking to put in another clinical performance against Munster on Tuesday.

“If we keep focusing on what we are doing and how well we’re doing that, the results will take care of themselves. That’s the message I’ve been passing on to the boys.

“We’re certainly looking forward to getting another game of cricket in. Hopefully, the weather plays its part and The Mardyke will be a picture as it always is.”

Leinster Lightning Squad  v Munster Reds Tuesday Sept 1 at The Mardyke, (1.30pm )

  • George Dockrell (capt) (Leinster)
  • Rory Anders (YMCA)
  • Curtis Campher (YMCA)
  • Peter Chase (Malahide)
  • Stephen Doheny (Rush)
  • Greg Ford (Malahide)
  • Tyrone Kane (Merrion)
  • James Newland (Malahide)
  • Kevin O’Brien (Railway Union)
  • Simi Singh (YMCA)
  • Fiachra Tucker (Pembroke)
  • Lorcan Tucker (Pembroke)