Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: Northern Knights vs North West Warriors: Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Series 2021:- Match 5
The 5th match of the Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Series 2021 will take place between Northern Knights and North West Warriors at the Pembroke Cricket Club, Sandymount, Dublin, Dublin.
Current Form Northern Knights:
Northern Knights won their last game against Leinster Lightning by 5 wickets.
Winning the toss, Northern Knights chose to field first. Graeme McCarter and Mark Adair provided a great start to Knights with the ball as they kept Lightning batters silent in the first powerplay. Kevin O'Brien disappointed yet again as he was dismissed for duck by McCarter. Andrew Balbirnie played magnificently at number 3 as he made 126 off 151 balls. George Dockrell also played his part with the bat and put on 58 runs in 83 deliveries. In the end, Leinster Lightning were able to collect 243 runs in 50 overs.
Chasing 243, Northern Knights openers seemed to be in a hurry as they went after the bowlers from ball one. Paul Stirling showed why he is considered the most destructive batsman in Irish Cricket as he strucj 64 in just 26 deliveries. Jeremy Lawlor at number 3 anchored the chase and made 80 off 112 balls. He remained unbeaten to take his team home with 5 wickets in hand and 37 balls to spare. Paul Stirling was adjudged man of the match for his superb knock with the bat.
Current Form North West Warriors:
In their last fixture, North West Warriors beat Munster Reds by 5 wickets.
After winning the toss, North West Warriors chose to field first. Graham Hume bowled fantastic in the powerplay overs and picked up 2 early wickets. Murray Commins and Curtis Campher showed promise with their stand of 64 runs for the 3rd wicket. After Campher's dismissal, the batting order witnessed an unbelievable collapse as Munster Reds went from 140 for 2 to 219 all out.
Chasing 219, North West Warriors started off well with the opening pair putting on a stand of 38 runs for the first wicket. William Porterfield made 38 valuable runs for the team. Stuart Thompson and Shane Getkate played superbly in the middle order and scored 42 and 35 runs respectively. Getkate remained unbeaten to take his team home with 5 wickets in hand and 69 balls to spare.
Let's have a look at the squads:
North West Warriors: Andy McBrine (capt), Ross Allen, Stephen Doheny, Shane Getkate, Graham Hume, Graham Kennedy, Nathan McGuire, Conor Olphert, William Porterfield, Boyd Rankin, Will Smale, Craig Young.
Northern Knights: Harry Tector (capt), Mark Adair, James Cameron-Dow, David Delany, Luke Georgeson, Jeremy Lawlor, Graeme McCarter, James McCollum, Ruhan Pretorius, Neil Rock, Paul Stirling, Ben White.
Who will win the toss? - Northern Knights
Who will win? North West Warriors
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Paul Stirling (Northern Knights), Shane Getkate (North West Warriors)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) - Graeme McCarter (Northern Knights), Graham Hume (North West Warriors)
Most Sixes – Paul Stirling (Northern Knights), Shane Getkate (North West Warriors)
Player of the Match- Shane Getkate (North West Warriors)
Team Scores Batting first - Northern Knights 220+, North West Warriors 250+
Match Handicap: North West Warriors
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