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Rain Ruins Day One of Lightning IPC Match at Stormont

Leinster Lightning rain
Leinster Lightning rain
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Not for the first time this Inter-Provincial Championship season the rain ruined most of a day’s play, as the Leinster Lightning and Northern Knights completed just thirteen overs on Day one at Stormont.

Having started on time ten overs had been bowled by the Lightning when the first rain break arrived.

Having won the toss and opted to field, Lightning skipper George Dockrell would have hoped to eke out some early wickets, but it wasn’t to be as James McCollum and Marc Ellison got through safely.

Following an early lunch, the players returned to the field, but just three more overs were possible before the heavy rain returned and put an end to the day’s play.

McCollum ended the day 27* and Ellison 18* but with so few overs having been bowled on Day 1 and the weather forecast for Wednesday so poor, it’s unlikely that we’ll see a result other than a draw.

Once again, we’re looking at who comes out on the best side of the bonus points.

Day 2 of this Inter-Provincial Championship match gets underway at 11am with live ball-by-ball scoring on the Match Centre on www.cricketleinster.ie and updates on @cricketleinster and @lcu_lightning on Twitter.

InterProvincial Championship, Northern Knights v Leinster Lightning 

At CSNICC, Stormont;

Northern Knights 59/0 13 overs (J McCollum 27*, M Ellison 18*; B McCarthy 7-1-26-0, P Chase 3-1-7-0, T Kane 3-1-14-0)