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Interprovincial Championship: Northern Knights v North West Warriors
Northern Knights v North West Warriors
The Green, Comber, 28-30 May 2019
Inter-provincial Championship
Toss: North West Warriors
Northern Knights (9pts) drew with North West Warriors (8 pts).

North West Warriors 234-7 (104.0 overs)

G Kennedy 73* (176 balls, 10x4, 0x6) G Hume 54* (105 balls, 7x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 136 in 40.4 overs.
Foster 16-5-38-2 Tector 23-8-48-3
12:46 PM And umpires and captains waste no time in calling off the game, with mizzle still in the air and the outfield very wet. No point hanging around and the Knights take three bowling points, the Warriors two plus six for the draw, with more than (much more than) six hours play lost. From a soggy Comber, it's good afternon
12:00 PM The rain has turned into a mizzle but still definitely in the air here. Lunch is half an hour away and another inspection will follow
11:31 AM It's still raining here, the players are watching the World Cup and confirming lunch will be taken at 12.30
10:51 AM Day 3 here at Comber and another bleak scene, actually worse than yesterday. It has been raining (not a drizzle or mizzle) most of the morning, the covers are on, of course and the umpires have already had a look. The decision is an early lunch at 12.30pm - and unless this weather clears up promptly it doesn't look good for any resumption.
4:47 PM Drizzle now getting heavier and umpires have told captains that is it for the day. Complete day lost, we try again tomorrow, with play scheduled to begin at 11am. Join me then when hopefully there will be an improvement in the weather. Good afternoon from Comber
4:29 PM Confirming that we won't be starting at 4.30. Mizzle is now more of a steady drizzle so the wait goes on
4:20 PM Bad news - the mizzle has returned and the covers are back on! I can tell you no declaration is planned. Graham Kennedy is padded up and hoping to resume his innings, but it looks like it won't be at 4.30
3:44 PM Good news at last. Tea will be taken at 3.50 and if no more rain, play will start at 4.30 with 40 overs minimum to be bowled
3:37 PM Slighly heavier mizzle delayed the 3.30 inspection but it has definitely stopped now and the umpires are on their way to the middle. We can play to 7 o'clock this evening
2:52 PM The 2.30 inspection result is that they will look again at 3.30. Outfield is obviously 'damp' and umpires are expecting everything under the covers to be ok - which is why nothing is happening in the middle. But still a mizzle in the air so the wait for play on day 2 goes on
2:06 PM The post-lunch inspection has taken place and the result is they will have another look at 2.30. In the meantime, the drizzle has stopped but nothing is happening in the middle. Covers still on the square.
1:07 PM The umpires have been out for a look around, despite it still mizzling. No real conclusion, but it will take well over an hour for it to dry out probably. Lunch will be taken in 10 minutes
12:26 PM Latest update is that there is no change. Lunch is scheduled for normal time of 1.15
11:50 AM Still no change here at Comber, I'm afraid.
11:16 AM No change in conditions overhead or in the middle.
10:49 AM Early news from Comber is that we will have a delayed start on day 2. Been drizzling for some time, the full covers are on the pitch and square, although it is brighening up. Stay tuned for updates
6:44 PM We resume at 11am tomorrow morning, weather permitting. Do join me to find out. For now this is Ian Callender saying good evening from Comber
6:43 PM Quite the recovery by Warriors, from 98-7 to 234-7 at the close, and no wickets for Knights in the last 40 overs. Graham Kennedy with his highest first class score and Graham Hume already past 50 will resume in the morning and the Knights bowlers will certainly be glad of the rest
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End of over 104 (7 runs) North West Warriors 234-7
G Hume 54* (105 balls, 7x4, 0x6) G Kennedy 73* (176 balls, 10x4, 0x6)
Partnership of 136 in 40.4 overs
Tector 23-8-48-3 Foster 19-6-44-2
103.6 Tector to G Kennedy, 1 run. Turned down to long leg and that completes the day's action
103.5 Tector to G Kennedy, no run. Pads that away
103.4 Tector to G Kennedy, 2 runs. Cut away to thirdman
103.3 Tector to G Kennedy, 4 byes. Slides down leg, Rock can't stop it
103.2 Tector to G Kennedy, no run. Forward defensive
103.1 Tector to G Kennedy, no run. Stays back and defends down the pitch
Aerial view of Malahide
This video footage was shot during the Ireland v India T20 match in 2018.
Photos: Day 5 (3)
View Photo Album Rodney Smythe's gallery of the final day's action.
No Miracle of Malahide
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Scorecard: Ireland v Pakistan
View Scorecard Ireland lost to Pakistan by 5 wickets
Photos: Day 5 (2)
View Photo Album Barry Chambers with the best of the final day's action.
Photos: Day 5 (1)
View Photo Album Ian Johnston's in-match coverage.
William Porterfield post match press conference
Ireland captain William Porterfield speaks with the media at the conclusion of the Test Match.
Tim Murtagh congratulated (CricketEurope)
Odran Flynn talks with Barry Chambers
Odran Flynn gives his thoughts after Ireland lost by five wickets to Pakistan. There were many positives to take from their battling display.
Asad Shafiq is bowled by Tim Murtagh (CricketEurope)
Ger Siggins talks to Barry Chambers
Ger Siggins gives his thoughts on the morning session as Pakistan reach 52-3 chasing 160 for victory.
Table
                        P  Pts
North West Warriors     2   16
Leinster Lightning      1   11
Northern Knights        1    9
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