Bolts too strong for Emerging Warriors

Leinster Lightning Bolts posted their second win of the week in the North West with 108-run verdict over the Emerging Warriors at the Bleachgreen this afternoon. The result was rarely in doubt after the visitors won the toss and batted first; Jack Carty’s excellent 116 setting them on their way to an imposing 294-6 from their 45 overs.

The Australian was given good support from Alistair Frost, who made his second half century of the week, with cameos from Connor Fletcher (40) and Gavin Hoey (20) for good measure. It may have been turning into a testing afternoon for an inexperienced home side but there were still plenty of positives for the Warriors’ coaches to take from the game.

Josh Wilson was excellent with the new ball, the 17-year old finishing with figures of 2-38 while Trent McKeegan also picked up a couple of wickets. Indeed a 90-run stand between David Barr (65) and Kyle Magee (45) gave the hosts’ reply a fantastic platform as well, before that bit of greenness took a hold.

Jared Wilson’s 28 was best of the rest in a final total of 186 all out- two wickets apiece for Mitchell Thompson, David O’Halloran and Gavin Hoey and a couple of ill-timed run-outs finally confirming the visitors’ superiority.

Defeat for the Warriors, but plenty to be learned from playing against a side of that quality.

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