Reds Rocked by Super ‘Scra’

The North West Warriors put a halt to Munster Reds’ flying start to the season, and in some style too, as the visitors posted a 145-run win at the Mardyke this afternoon.

Destroyer-in-chief for the Warriors was skipper Andy McBrine who hit a brilliant century after his side had been put in to bat, and then followed that up with figures of 2-11 from 7 overs as the Reds struggled in reply.

The match-defining partnership between ‘Scra’ and Graham Kennedy was ironically worth exactly 145- the skipper hitting 9 fours and 2 sixes in his 100 with great support from ‘GK’ who added 64 (5 fours, 2 sixes).

And the Warriors can be very thankful for that too as the rest of the order clearly struggled. Only Stephen Doheny (18) and Jared Wilson (12) managed to get to double figures outside of those two- the last 8 wickets falling for 52 runs as the North West side set a target of 235.

Mikey Frost (5-42) claimed the bowling honours with support coming from Tyrone Kane (2-30) and David Delany (2-44).

It wasn’t long however before the home side were in trouble in their reply as Graham Hume (2-16) and Ryan Macbeth (2-22) were on top right from the get-go.

Conor Olphert (2-26) kept the pressure on with only Murray Commins (24) and Kevin O’Brien (18) offering anything in the way of resistance. A late 19 from Liam McCarthy only delayed the inevitable as man-of-the-match McBrine picked up his two wickets, and Kennedy and Jared Wilson one apiece to seal the deal.

The Reds final total was 90 all out as PJ Moor’s side tasted defeat for the first time this season, opening the table up for what should be an exciting second half.

Next up for the Warriors is a key clash with Leinster Lightning at Eglinton on Monday.

 

The North West Warriors are kindly sponsored by – Fleming-Agri Products Ltd

Originally set up in Donegal in the northwest of Ireland by Robert John Fleming in 1860, ownership of the company has remained in the Fleming family to the present, ranking as one of the oldest agricultural machinery companies in the UK and Ireland. The company trades in over 20 countries and employs over 100 people in their modern 6-acre site in Newbuildings. They specialise in agricultural, countryside and ground care machinery with over 100 products on offer: https://www.fleming-agri.com/

 

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