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MTB Northern Knights Squad Announcement - Inter-Provincial Trophy T20 Festival at Bready
MTB Northern Knights Head Coach Simon Johnston has named a 13-man squad for this weekend's Inter-Provincial T20 Trophy festival at Bready Cricket Club.
Paul Stirling returns to the squad having spent time with Middlesex in the Vitality Blast. He will be joined by Mark Adair, Graeme McCarter, Harry Tector and Ben White – players who toured the Netherlands with Ireland at the start of June.
Stirling replaces leg-spinner Carl Robinson, who featured in the final match of the opening festival last weekend.
MTB Northern Knights defeated Leinster Lightning and Munster Reds last weekend by 22 runs and five wickets respectively, but were defeated by North West Warriors in the opening match.
Speaking ahead of the second Inter-Provincial Trophy T20 festival, Johnston said: "It was great to leave Dublin with two wins last weekend, having shown so much character after the defeat on Friday.
"The younger members of the squad stood up when it mattered, contributing with match-winning performances and that was encouraging to see.
"That being said, we can't get carried away. We must reset and get ready to again. We're playing on a different ground with a different pitch, that presents its own challenges and we must adapt – making sure that we're ready to go for the first ball on Friday morning."
"It is always great to have Paul Stirling back in the squad. He has that x-factor and the younger members of the squad love having him around to learn and improve their individual games."
MTB NORTHERN KNIGHTS SQUAD FOR INTER-PROVINCIAL T20 TROPHY FESTIVAL:
Harry Tector (c), Mark Adair, Ross Adair, David Delany, Luke Georgeson, Jeremy Lawlor, John Matchett, Graeme McCarter, James McCollum, Ruhan Pretorius, Neil Rock, Paul Stirling, Ben White
MTB Northern Knights Remaining Inter-Provincial T20 Trophy Fixtures:
25 June 2021: North West Warriors v MTB Northern Knights (Bready)
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