Interprovincial T20 Trophy 2023
Northern Knights84040327
North West Warriors82042218
Munster Reds81043113
Leinster Lightning81043113

Northern Knights are 2023 Interprovincial T20 champions.

North West Warriors lost to Munster Reds by 38 runs
Sydney Parade, Dublin, 3 August.
Munster Reds 183/9 (20 overs: Ali Frost 83, Tyrone Kane 30, Murray Commins 26; Craig Young 4-26, Graham Hume 2-16, Cian Robertson 2-31)
North West Warriors 145/9 (20 overs: Jared Wilson 33, Liam Doherty 33, Graham Hume 27*, Scott Macbeth 26; Ben White 3-27, Josh Manley 2-17, Liam McCarthy 2-23, Byron McDonough 2-34)
Ali Frost scored a superb 83 as Munster Reds finished their campaign in style with a 38-run win over a poor Warriors. Frost hit 10 fours and 4 sixes - 3 of which came in skipper Andy McBrine's solitary over - in his 39-ball knock, adding 94 in 7.4 overs with Tyrone Kane (30). Munster ended on 183 for 9, with Craig Young (4-26) and Graham Hume (2-16) escaping the carnage that inflicted the rest of the attack. The reply saw Liam Doherty and Jared Wilson both make 33, while Scott Macbeth hit 26 as the Warriors reached 107 for 2, but the required rate by that stage was 15. The next 15 balls saw six wickets fall for 10 runs to effectively end the contest. Graham Hume hit a few consolation blows in his unbeaten 27, but by that stage it was a 'dead cat bounce' and Munster emerged comfortable winners - three wickets for Ben White and two apiece for Josh Manley, Liam McCarthy and Byron McDonough.
Leinster Lightning beat Northern Knights by 5 wickets
Sydney Parade, Dublin, 3 August.
Northern Knights 187-7 (20 overs; Neil Rock 47*, James McCollum 45, Paul Stirling 28, Mark Adair 21, Fionn Hand 3-32, Simi Singh 2-25)
Leinster Lightning 191-5 (18.3 overs, Tim Tector 91*, George Dockrell 36, Lorcan Tucker 34),
Neil Rock with brothers Mark and Ross Adair as Knights won the T20 Trophy (CricketEurope)
Tim Tector guided Leinster Lightning to a consolation win over champions Northern Knights but it wasn't enough to lift the Dubliners off the bottom of the table. The YMCA opener hit 15 fours and a six in his unbeaten 91 from 56 balls as the hosts chased down 187 to win by five wickets with 9 balls to spare. He shared a 5th wicket stand of 64 in 6 overs with skipper George Dockrell, who cleared the wall five times in his 18-ball 36. Earlier, Neil Rock (47), James McCollum (45), Paul Stirling (28) and Mark Adair (21) were all in the runs for the Knights, with Fionn Hand (3-32) and Simi Singh (2-25) the pick of the attack.
Leinster Lightning v North West Warriors - no result
Sydney Parade, Dublin, 2 August.
Leinster Lightning
North West Warriors
Ground unfit - no play possible.
Munster Reds v Northern Knights - no result
Sydney Parade, Dublin, 2 August.
Munster Reds
Northern Knights
Match abandoned after a ground inspection, and consequently the Knights are T20 Trophy winners.
Leinster Lightning beat Munster Reds by 6 wickets
Sydney Parade, Dublin, 1 August.
Munster Reds 167/6 (20 overs; Murray Commins 62, Ali Frost 61*; Simi Singh 4-18, Sam Harbinson 2-21)
Leinster Lightning 171/4 (15.1 overs; Tim Tector 64*, Riley Mudford 54; Ben White 2-31)
Leinster Lightning got their first win of the T20 Trophy with an impressive chase to beat Munster Reds by six wickets at Sydney Parade. Munster had posted 167/6 with Murray Commins and Ali Frost scoring 62 and 61* respectively - both facing 37 balls, and each clearing the ropes four times. Simi Singh returned from injury to claim 4 for 18, while Australian overseas player Sam Harbinson took 2 for 21. It was the hosts other overseas player Riley Mudford though who really grabbed the contest by the scruff of the neck. The 21 year-old New Zealander hit 6 sixes and 3 fours in a brutal assault on the Munster attack that saw him make 54 iin just 22 balls. He added 69 in just five overs with Tim Tector, who then took up the mantle ensuring the bonus point win, with an unbeaten 64 from 37 deliveries (7 fours, 3 sixes). Tector was pipped to the Man of the Match award by Railway Union's Mudford. Both sides are out of contention for the title, but will have a major say in the destination with both playing the Northern sides in their final two games.
Northern Knights beat North West Warriors by 5 wickets
Sydney Parade, Dublin, 1 August.
North West Warriors 78 (15.1 overs, Jared Wilson 29, Matthew Humphreys 5-13, Theo van Woerkom 3-27)
Northern Knights 81-5 (13 overs, Neil Rock 29*, Graham Hume 2-9, Craig Young 2-20)
Matthew Humphreys took 5 for 13 (CricketEurope)
The Northern Knights have one hand on the interpro T20 Trophy after their spinners demolished a brittle Warriors batting line-up at Sydney Parade. Lisburn's Matthew Humphreys took the honours, with the left-armer taking 5 for 13, and fellow southpaw Theo van Woerkom claiming 3 for 27 as the NW made just 78. Jared Wilson (27) and Graham Hume (17) were the only players from Boyd Rankin's side to reach double figures. The Warriors bowlers made life difficult for the Knights with Graham Hume (2-9) and Craig Young (2-20) bowling with real fire and venom on a difficult pitch in helpful conditions. At 38 for 4 there were some nerves in the NCU camp, but stand-in skipper Neil Rock hit 5 fours and a six in an unbeaten 29 to seal the bonus point five wicket win with seven overs to spare. The Knights will be crowned champions if they win one of their two remaining games or if the Warriors fail to win both their matches.
North West Warriors (2) v Northern Knights (2): no result
Magheramason, 16 July.
North West Warriors
Northern Knights
Ground unplayable.
Leinster Lightning (2) v Munster Reds (2): no result
Magheramason, 16 July.
Leinster Lightning
Munster Reds
Ground unplayable .
North West Warriors (2) v Leinster Lightning (2): no result.
Magheramason, 15 July.
North West Warriors
Leinster Lightning
Heavy overnight rain - match abandoned.
Northern Knights (2) v Munster Reds (2): no result
Magheramason, 15 July.
Northern Knights
Munster Reds
Heavy overnight rain at Bready made the ground so wet that this morning's match had little chance of taking place.
North West Warriors (2) v Munster Reds (2): no result
Magheramason, 14 July.
Munster Reds 88-7 (16 overs; M Commins 35; T McKeegan 3-13)
North West Warriors
Boundary for Carson McCullough (Lawrence Moore)
The points were shared after heavy rain forced the abandonment of the game after 16 overs. Munster Reds were in trouble at 88 for 7, despite Murray Commins making 35. The Warriors attack were right on the money, with Newbuildings seamer Trent McKeegan taking three wickets, and one apiece for skipper Andy McBrine, Cian Robertson, Craig Young and Jared Wilson.
Northern Knights (2) v Leinster Lightning (2): no play
Magheramason, 14 July.
Northern Knights
Leinster Lightning
North West Warriors lost to Northern Knights by 7 wickets
Mardyke, 8 June.
North West Warriors 164/9 (20 overs: Stephen Doheny 39, Shane Getkate 29; Matthew Foster 4-30, Tom Mayes 2-20, Tyron Koen 2-34)
Northern Knights 167/3 (16.1 overs: Morgan Topping 51*, Cade Carmichael 44, Ruhan Pretorius 43, Neil Rock 20*)
Morgan Topping (CricketEurope)
Man of the Match Morgan Topping's unbeaten half century helped Northern Knights to a bonus point win as they beat NW Warriors to top the table after the first T20 Festival in Cork. The Waringstown batter hit 6 fours and 3 sixes in his 51 not out from just 28, as he and skipper Neil Rock (20*) shared an unbroken stand of 50 in 4 overs to race to the win. Chasing 165, Ross Adair went early, but Ruhan Pretorius (43) and Cade Carmichael (44) both hit 6 boundaries as well as clearing the ropes as the powerful Knights batting fired again. The Warriors total of 164 for 9 was built around 39 from Stephen Doheny and 29 from Shane Getkate. The innings though petered out as the Warriors power men didn't come off on this occasion. Matty Foster took four wickets, while there were two apiece for Tom Mayes and Tyron Koen in a statement win for Simon Johnston's side.
Munster Reds beat Leinster Lightning by 5 wickets
Mardyke, 8 June.
Leinster Lightning 157/5 (20 overs; Sam Harbinson 45*, Adam Rosslee 45, Tim Tector 31, Seamus Lynch 20; Liam McCarthy 2-27)
Munster Reds 159/5 (16.1 overs; Murray Commins 37, Nathan McGuire 34, Conor Fletcher 28)
Adam Rosslee (CricketEurope)
Hosts Munster Reds finished a low-key T20 Festival on a winning note as they easily chased down Leinster Lightning’s 157 for 5 to secure a five wickets win with 3.5 overs to spare. The big news off the field was the interim appointment of Andre Botha as the new Lightning Coach, with Nigel Jones off back to Cricket Ireland. Sam Harbinson and Adam Rosslee both made 45 as they added 62 for the 5th wicket – runs too for skipper Tim Tector (31) and Seamus Lynch (20). Liam McCarthy (2-27) was best with the ball for the hosts. Nathan McGuire – surplus to requirements at the Warriors – showed the Reds just what he can do as he cleared the ropes four times in a hard-hit 34 to get the chase off to a flyer. Murray Commins kept the rate going with a fluent 37 (7 fours), while there were also breezy cameos from Connor Fletcher (28), Tyrone Kane (18*) and Matt Ford (15*). The next Festival is in five weeks’ time at Bready.
Leinster Lightning lost to North West Warriors by 81 runs
Mardyke, 7 June.
North West Warriors 180/7 (20 overs; Shane Getkate 55, William McClintock 34, Stephen Doheny 33, Jared Wilson 20; Barry McCarthy 4-12, Fionn Hand 2-33)
Leinster Lightning 99 (Overs 13.5, B McCarthy 27,C Robertson 4-20, T McKeegan 2-12)
Warriors captain Shane Getkate made 55 (CricketEurope)
The North West Warriors made it two bonus point wins from two games as they inflicted a record defeat on a beleaguered Leinster Lightning side. Stephen Doheny (33) and Aaron Gillespie (15) laid the platform with an opening stand of 41 in 6 overs, while skipper Shane Getkate and Jared Wilson (20) kept the board moving as they added 65 in 6 overs. Getkate top-scored with 55 from 34 balls (8 fours, 1 six), while 60 came from the last five overs thanks primarily to William McClintock (34 in 3 balls), who bludgeoned five sixes - four in one Gavin Hoey over - as the Warriors finished on 180 for 7. Barry McCarthy had the excellent analysis of 4 for 12 amidst the carnage and it was he who was the only highlight of a pitiful batting reply. He top-scored with 27 which included three sixes, but Lightning were bundled out for just 99. Left-arm spinner Cian Robertson took four wickets and Trent McKeegan two. The highlights of a fine Warriors fielding effort was a superb catch by Scott Macbeth at point, as well a brilliant direct hit to account for Mark Donegan.
Munster Reds lost to Northern Knights by 7 wickets (DLS)
Mardyke, 7 June.
Munster Reds 106/5 (12 overs; Gareth Delany 32, Murray Commins 28*; Ruhan Pretorius 3-31
Northern Knights 131/3 (10.4 overs; Ruhan Pretorius 44, Ross Adair 39; Ben White 2-22) (DLS target 129 in 12 overs)
Ruhan Pretorius (CricketEurope)
Northern Knights' firepower once again served them well as they made light work a potentially challenging 129 chase in a game reduced to 12 overs due to...a swarm of bees....They wouldn't 'buzz off' leading to a lengthy stoppage of 1hr 50 mins. The Reds had been 91 for 2 after 10,4 overs and got to face just another 8 balls in which they scored 15 runs and lost 3 wickets. Gareth Delany (32) and Murray Commins (28*) were top scores in their 106 for 5 - which DLS adjusted upwards. Ruhan Pretorius took three wickets and then he and Ross Adair went on a boundary blitz in a brilliant opening partnership of 96 in 7.5 overs. Pretorius hit 4 fours and cleared the ropes three times in his 44 from 31 balls, while Adair's 39 included 4 fours and 2 sixes. Ben White took two wickets but by that stage the damage was done, with Knights sealing the win with 8 balls left.
Munster Reds lost to North West Warriors by 6 wickets.
Mardyke, 6 June.
Munster Reds 120 (18.5 overs; Gareth Delany 28, Liam McCarthy 22; Trent McKeegan 4-24, Cian Robertson 2-17, Ryan Macbeth 2-18)
North West Warriors 125-4 (16 overs; Scott Macbeth 40*, Cameron Melly 30*, Jared Wilson 21; Liam McCarthy 2-26)
Man of the Match Trent McKeegan (CricketEurope)
A 5th wicket stand of 54 in 25 balls between the Brigade duo of Scott Macbeth and Cameron Melly helped the Warriors to a bonus point six wickets win over Munster Reds in the opening game of the T20 Festival at The Mardyke. Chasing 121, the NW had reached 71 for 4 in the 12th over, with two wickets for Liam McCarthy. The game at that point could have gone either way, but Ireland Under 19 international Macbeth played fearlessly, striking 5 fours and a six in his unbeaten 40 from 24 balls, and found a equally positive partner in Melly whose unbeaten 30 took just 13 balls, with 4 fours and 2 sixes - the last of which secured the extra point from the last ball of the 16th over. The Warriors severely depleted bowling unit made light of their missing international quarter to dismiss the hosts for just 120 - well short of par. Newbuildings pacer Trent McKeegan took 4 for 24, while there were two wicket apiece for Cian Robertson and Ryan Macbeth. Gareth Delany (28) and Liam McCarthy (22) were the main contributors to a disappointing batting display.
Northern Knights beat Leinster Lightning by 74 runs
Mardyke, 6 June.
Northern Knights 236/3 (20 overs; Neil Rock 79*, Morgan Topping 57*, Ruhan Pretorius 53, Ross Adair 23)
Leinster Lightning 162 (17.1 overs; Mark Donegan 58; Greg Ford 31; Tom Mayes 4-28, Theo van Workoem 2-19, Ruhan Pretorius 2-35)
Neil Rock (Oisin Keniry)
Neil Rock and Morgan Topping's 116-run partnership propelled Northern Knights to 236/3 - their highest T20 total and third best in the competition history. Batting first Ross Adair (23) and Ruhan Pretorius laid the platform with an opening stand of 61 in 7 overs. Pretorius cleared the ropes 5 times in his 53 as the Knights took full advantage of anything loose. Morgan Topping's excellent early season form continued as he hit 5 fours and 3 sixes in a stylish 30-ball unbeaten 57. The real damage came with the arrival of Rock, with the left-hander pummeling the weakened Lightning attack as he crashed 8 fours and 6 sixes in a whirlwind 79 from just 26 balls - his stand with Topping occupying just 43 deliveries. Lightning threatened briefly as Greg Ford (31) and Mark Donegan added 76 for the fourth wicket. However, scoreboard pressure told with four wickets for Tom Mayes and two apiece for Theo van Workoem and Ruhan Pretorius.
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