Warriors finish second despite disappointing week

The North West Warriors closed out their Rario IPT20 campaign on Thursday morning and despite a second place finish in the table overall, Boyd Rankin will no doubt be disappointed with a return of two defeats and a wash-out from this week’s Festival at Pembroke.

Today’s loss came on the back of a fairly spectacular batting collapse after 33’s from both Liam Doherty and Jared Wilson and 26 from Scott Macbeth had the Warriors 107-2 in the 15th over chasing the Reds’ imposing 183-9.

Needing 15 an over from there, the batting side had little option but to go on the assault- however it wasn’t to be.

The next fifteen deliveries brought 10 runs and six wickets and although Graham Hume’s 27 not out was some respite, the reply closed 38 short on 145-9.

Munster’s big total was almost exclusively down to a superb 39-ball 83 from Alistair Frost who hit 10 fours and 4 sixes in his game-changing knock.

Tyrone Kane and Murray Commins chipped in with cameos of 30 and 26 respectively while Craig Young (4-26) looked back to his best for the North West side.

Hume (2-16) and Cian Robertson (2-31) were also on the mark, however the focus now changes very quickly to the finish of the 50-over competition.



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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