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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: Northern Knights vs North West Warriors: Inter-Provincial Series 2021 IP20:- Match 2

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The 2nd 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 North West Warriors:

North West Warriors have won their last fixture with complete dominance against Munster Reds.

Bowling first, North West Warriors conceded 289 for 6 in 50 overs. For Munster Reds, Murray Commins was the top run scorer with 79 runs to his name. Tyrone Kane in the middle order also played beautifully to collect 78 runs in just 68 balls. The real boost to their innings was provided by Matt Ford who smashed 53 off 38 balls and Fionn Hand who made 49 off 21 balla to take their team total past 280+.

Chasing 289, North West Warriors got off to a very assured start with the opening pair putting on a stand of 74 runs. After Doheny lost his wicket, Porterfield ensured he did not play any rash strokes to throw his wicket away. The middle order batters were not quite impressive as both Andy Mcbrine and Kyle Magee lost their wicket cheaply. Shane Getkate came in at number 5 and added 57 runs for the 4th wicket partnership with William Porterfield. Graham Kennedy at number 6 gave an apt support to Porterfield and their partnership took North West Warriors to a comfortable position. Porterfield lost his wicket after scoring 110. Kennedy remained unbeaten at 52 to take his team home in the 48th over with 4 wickets in hand.

Current Form Northern Knights:

The last game played by Northern Knights was washed off due to rain and ended up as a no result.

One match before, Northern Knights lost to North West Warriors by a huge margin of 62 runs.

Fielding first, Northern Knights conceded 298 runs in 50 overs. William Porterfield provided a solid start to the innings with his knock of 73 in 97 deliveries. The other top order batters could not convert the starts that they got into bigger scores. William McClintock scored very important 72 runs in just 46 deliveries. He was smashing even the well directed balls to the boundary. Shane Getkate once again played well for hisbyeam and made a contribution of 47 runs. On the back of these phenomenal knocks, North West Warriors got to a total of 298 for 7 in 50 overs.

Chasing a mammoth 298, Northern Knights lost Paul Stirling early on in the innings. He was dismissed by Craig Young at 16. Young continued to bowl at great lengths and troubled the Northern Knights batters. He picked up 4 wickets in the game in his spell of 10 overs. Jeremy Lawlor impressed with his knock of 95 in 117 balls. However, he could not find an apt support to chase down the total as Harry Tector and Luke Georgeson both failed to convert their starts. Very little contributions from the middle order meant Northern Knights were bowled out for 236, losing the match by 62 runs.

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, Ben White.

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Northern Knights

Who will win? North West Warriors

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Harry Tector (Northern Knights), William Porterfield (North West Warriors)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) - Ruhan Pretorius (Northern Knights), Craig Young (North West Warriors)

Most Sixes – Harry Tector (Northern Knights), Shane Getkate (North West Warriors)

Player of the Match- Shane Getkate (North West Warriors)

Team Scores Batting first - Northern Knights 160+, North West Warriors 190+

Match Handicap: North West Warriors

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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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