CIYMS left-arm spinner James Cameron-Dow has been recalled to the MTB Northern Knights squad for their home interprovincial cup clash against Leinster Lightning on Sunday at Comber.

The 30 year-old is named in a panel of 13 by Head Coach Simon Johnston, who keeps faith with the 12 players who lost their opening game last week in Dublin against the defending champions.

James Cameron-Dow

Cameron-Dow,, capped five times by Ireland in 2019, has been one of the most successful bowlers since the interprovincial competition was re-introduced in 2013.

In 42 appearances for the Knights, he has taken 82 wickets at 27.89, including four five wicket hauls, one of which, his 8-98 against the Warriors is the best analysis in the modern era.

The Knights started brightly in their opener at Sydney Parade, but ended up losing by 70 runs (DLS) after a brilliant century by George Dockrell.

The Dubliners have Irish captain Andrew Balbirnie and left-arm paceman Josh Little back in their ranks, although Barry McCarthy is an injury doubt after missing the Ireland Wolves series at Oak Hill.

James Cameron-Dow bowling for the Northern Knights

Knights skipper Harry Tector was in fine form in the series, scoring half centuries in two of the three games, and there will be sibling rivalry with brothers Jack and Tim in the opposition ranks.

Graeme McCarter's six-wicket haul clinched the series, putting him line for an international recall next month, while leg-spinner Ben White took three wickets in Thursday's decider.

"Despite the result in the opening match, there were positives that we took away from the game," said Head Coach Simon Johnston.

"We have been working hard since and hopefully things go our way in the upcoming games.

"It's great to have James back in the squad. He brings a wealth of experience with him and offers us something different with the ball."

Action at Comber on Sunday gets under way at 10:45am and Ian Callender will be bringing you the ball-by-ball coverage as usual here on www.cricketeurope.com

NORTHERN KNIGHTS SQUAD

  • Harry Tector (capt) (YMCA)
  • Mark Adair (CIYMS)
  • James Cameron-Dow (CIYMS)
  • Matthew Foster (CSNI)
  • Luke Georgeson (CSNI)
  • Jeremy Lawlor (Carrickfergus)
  • John Matchett (CIYMS)
  • Graeme McCarter (Carrickfergus)
  • James McCollum (Waringstown)
  • Ruhan Pretorius (Woodvale)
  • Neil Rock (Rush)
  • Paul Stirling (North Down)
  • Ben White (CSNI)