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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions:Ireland Inter-Provincial T20 Trophy 2022 – Northern Knights vs Leinster Lightning 29 July

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The 18th T20 Match of the Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial T20 Trophy, 2022 will take place on the 29th July 2022 between Leinster Lightning and Northern Knights at Pembroke Cricket Club, Sandymount, Dublin, Ireland.

Live Scores and Stats -  Leinster Lightning and Northern Knights - Match 18

Current Form Northern Knights:

Northern Knights have thrashed Munster Reds in their last match by 99 runs.

Northern Knights batted first and posted a mammoth total of 228 for 4 in 20 overs. For Northern Knights, John Matchett scored 83 off just 46 balls. He hit 7 fours and 7 sixes in his innings. Apart from his brilliant knock, James McCollum also scored an important 50 off 27 balls. On the back of these brilliant knocks, Northern Knights were able to post a formidable total of 228 for 4 in 20 overs.

During the chase, Munster Reds lost 3 wickets for just 8 runs including the big wicket of Tyrone Kane. Mark Adair and Ruhan Pretorius bowled extremely well up front and didn't allow the batters to open their arms. Munster Reds could never really get going and the required run rate was mounting up with every over passing. They were bowled out for 129 in the 14th over as Munster Reds lost the match by 99 runs.

Current Form Leinster Lightning:

Leinster Lightning have won their last match against North West Warriors by a huge margin of 128 runs.

Leinster Lightning batted first and put on a huge total of 260 for 3 in 20 overs. Lorcan Tucker played really well and made 77 off 33 balls. The man in form Harry Tector scored 58 in 23 balls and George Dockrell, the skipper and the last match hero for Leinster Lightning scored 69 off 26 balls to help his team cross the 250 run mark in 20 overs and reach a commendable total of 260 for 3.

During the chase, North West Warriors struggled right from the word go. They lost 6 wickets for just 57 runs with most of their recognised batters back in the pavilion. Joshua Little bowled really well and picked up 3 wickets for just 12 runs in his spell. North West Warriors could never pose any resistance to the bowling of Leinster Lightning and they were bowled out for 132, as North West Warriors lost the game by 128 runs.

 Let’s have a look at the squads:

Northern Knights

Mark Adair (captain), Ross Adair, Matthew Foster, Luke Georgeson, Matthew Humphreys, Jeremy Lawlor, Josh Manley , James McCollum, Ruhan Pretorius , Neil Rock , Paul Stirling, Ben White.

Leinster Lightning

George Dockrell (captain), Andrew Balbirnie, Peter Chase, Greg Ford, Gavin Hoey, Joshua Little, Barry McCarthy, David O’Halloran, Simi Singh, Harry Tector, Tim Tector, Lorcan Tucker.

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? – Leinster Lightning

Who will win?- Leinster Lightning

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Harry Tector (Leinster Lightning), Paul Stirling (Northern Knights)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – George Dockrell (Leinster Lightning), Mark Adair (Northern Knights)

Most Sixes – Harry Tector (Leinster Lightning), Paul Stirling (Northern Knights)

Player of the Match- Harry Tector (Leinster Lightning)

Team Scores Batting first – Leinster Lightning 165+, Northern Knights 150+

Match Handicap: Leinster Lightning

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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