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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: Northern Knights vs Munster Reds: Inter-Provincial Series 2021 IP20:- Match 12

Northern Knights vs Munster Reds
Northern Knights vs Munster Reds
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The 12th match of the Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Series IP20 2021 will take place between Munster Reds and Northern Knights at the Pembroke Cricket Club, Sandymount, Dublin, Dublin.

 LIVE  SCORES - Northern Knights vs Munster Reds - Match 12

Munster Reds currently occupy the third spot on points table with 2 wins out of the 5 matches they have played so far.

Northern Knights on the other hand are placed at the bottom of the points table with the same number of wins as Munster Reds but a low NRR.

Current Form Northern Knights:

Most Runs Northern Knights:

James McCollum is the top run getter for Northern Knights with 109 runs to his credit in 5 matches.

Most Number of Wickets for Northern Knights:

Ben White is the top wicket taker for Northern Knights picking up 13 wickets in 5 matches so far.

Northern Knights have lost their last match to Leinster Lightning by a huge margin of 70 runs.

Northern Knights won the toss and elected to field first.

Kevin O’Brein failed once again to convert the start he got and perished to Mark Adair for 14. His opening partner Simi Singh and Andrew Balbirnie made full use of the powerplay overs and hit the necessary boundaries. They stitched a partnership of 40 runs for the 2nd wicket before Balbirnie fell to Ross Adair. George Dockrell was the next one to follow as he could not trouble the scorers much and got dismissed for 1.

When Leinster Lightning looked in trouble, Lorcan Tucker joined hands with Simi Singh and collected 50 runs for the 4th wicket. Tucker made 33 off 19 balls before falling prey to Ruhan Pretorius. The middle order including Tim Tector, Gavin Hoey and Barry McCarthy fell like a pack of cards and could not stand their crease to support Simi Singh in the middle. Singh was dismissed by Ben White in the 18th over after he made a valuable contribution of 57 in 47 deliveries. In the end, Leinster Lightning were bowled out for 167 despite the crunchy start they got. Ben White was the star with the ball for Northern Knights picking up 2 wickets for 30 runs in his spell.

Chasing an above par total of 167, Northern Knights got off to a shaky start as they lost Paul Stirling and Jeremy Lawlor in the first over of the innings. Joshua Little bowled brilliantly for these two dismissals and put Northern Knights under pressure early on during the chase. Captain Harry Tector was soon dismissed by Barry McCarthy leaving the score line to 15 for 3 in the 4th over.

James McCollum held one end intact but his scoring rate suffered because of a frequent fall of wickets at the other end. Rory Anders was introduced into the attack in the 9th over and he claimed the big wickets of James McCollum and Mark Adair in his first over. At this point, the scoreboard read 47 for 5 in the 9th over and Northern Knights seemed to be in big trouble. Ruhan Pretorius was the next one to be dismissed for 1 by Simi Singh. Ross Adair and Neil Rock tried to revive the innings with their stand of 22 runs for the 7th wicket but the former fell to Simi Singh in the 12th over to leave Northern Knights in tatters. They were now struggling to play out the 20 overs. Neil Rock fought hard with his knock of 30 in 23 balls but once he was dismissed, it was all over for Northern Knights. Eventually, they were bundled out for 97 in the 17th over, losing the match by a huge margin of 70 runs.

 Current Form Munster Reds:

Top Run Scorer for Munster Reds:

Peter Moor is the top run scorer for Munster Reds with 204 runs so far in the tournament.


Top Wicket Taker for Munster Reds:

Fionn Hand is the top wicket taker for Munster Reds with 6 scalps to his name.


Munster Reds have lost their last match against North West Warriors by 7 wickets.

North West Warriors won the toss and elected to field first.

Craig Young provided the first breakthrough in the form of Seamus Lynch. As a result of an early dismissal, Peter Moor and Murray Commins followed a cautious approach in the powerplay overs. Murray Commins was dismissed in the 9th over by Graham Kennedy. Peter Moor soon followed the suit after scoring 37 runs at a strike rate of 86. Matt Ford and Alastair Frost could not impress much and lost their wicket at important occasions.

Graham Kennedy bowled superbly as he gave away just 19 runs in his 4 over spell and picked up 3 important wickets. Fionn Hand and Greg Ford tried to revive the proceedings and struck at more than a run a ball but Craig Young dismissed Fionn Hand for 23 and laid out a promise of restricting Munster Reds for a low total. Craig Young finished with impressive figures of 22 for 3 and Munster Reds were halted at 120 for 7 in 20 overs.


During the chase, William Porterfield led the charge and timed the cricket ball with perfection. With Stephen Doheny, he laid out a brilliant platform for North West Warriors to chase down the total with ease. Doheny was dismissed at 18 and post his departure, Nathan McGuire took up the role of assisting Porterfield at the crease.

Mike Frost provided the opening for Munster Reds by picking up the valued wickets of Nathan McGuire and Shane Getkate in quick succession. However, North West Warriors were well on their way to victory with William Porterfield looking ever so strong in the middle. William McClintock speared the outfield gaps a few times and eased the pressure off Porterfield. The latter remained unbeaten at 61 to take his team home in the 15th over with 7 wickets in hand.

Let's have a look at the squads:

Northern Knights: Harry Tector (capt), Paul Stirling, Mark Adair, James Cameron-Dow, David Delany, Luke Georgeson, Jeremy Lawlor, Graeme McCarter, James McCollum, Ruhan Pretorius, Neil Rock, Ben White.

Munster Reds: Aaron Cawley, Murray Commins, Gareth Delany, Greg Ford, Matt Ford, Fionn Hand, Tyrone Kane, Seamus Lynch, Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin, PJ Moor, Amish Sidhu

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Munster Reds

Who will win? Northern Knights

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Paul Stirling (Northern Knights), Matt Ford (Munster Reds)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) - Ben White (Northern Knights), Mike Frost (Munster Reds)

Most Sixes – Paul Stirling (Northern Knights), Matt Ford (Munster Reds)

Player of the Match- Paul Stirling (Northern Knights)

Team Scores Batting first - Northern Knights 160+, Munster Reds 140+

Match Handicap: Northern Knights

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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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