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Hanley Energy Inter Provincial Twenty 20 - Knights lose again

Richard White (NCU PRO)  

The Northern Knights fell to a 38 run defeat to Leinster Lightning in Friday evenings Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial Twenty 20 fixture. Leinster Lightning batted first and scored 178 for 6, with Irish International Andrew Balbirnie contributing 79 runs.

Shane Getkate took 3 wickets for 23 runs in his allotted four overs. In response the Northern Knights were bowled out for 140, in 16 overs, as James Shannon top scored with 35 runs. Another Ireland International, Tyrone Kane, returned impressive bowling figures of 4 wickets for 23 runs in three overs.

25th May - Shaw's Bridge, Belfast
Leinster Lightning 178-6 (A Balbirnie 79, G Delany 25, S Getkate 3-23, G Kidd 2-43)
Northern Knights 140 (16 overs, J Shannon 35, H Tector 26, T Kane 4-23, S Singh 2-37)
Leinster Lightning beat Northern Knights by 38 runs

The Northern Knights are in Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial 50 Over Series (IP50) action against North West Warriors, at Stormont, Belfast (CSNI CC), on Monday May 28th, and in the Inter-Provincial Championship against Leinster Lightning at The Green, Comber (North Down CC) on Tuesday 29th May to Thursday 31st May.