Warriors well beaten by in-form Lightning
There has been a real turnaround in fortunes on the first two days of the third IPT20 Festival at Pembroke with the two teams who went into the deciding round of games in pole position- Muster Reds and NW Warriors- both losing their opening two matches.
The Warriors were very much second-best against Leinster Lightning this afternoon; the hosts posting a huge 260-3 from their 20 overs having been put in to bat.
Lorcan Tucker hit a 33-ball 77 (7 fours, 5 sixes) while George Dockrell was at it again with 6 fours and 6 sixes in his unbeaten 69 that came off just 26 deliveries.
Harry Tector added 58* (10 fours, 2 sixes) in an unbeaten 98-run stand with his skipper, with only Andy McBrine (2-34) escaping the frenzy.
The Warriors never recovered from that- Stephen Doheny with 26 and Number 11 Ryan Macbeth (24) the best of it, although Scott Macbeth made a defiant 17 not out in a reply of 132 all out.
Josh Little (3-12), Gavin Hoey (3-34) and Dockrell (2-5) wrapped things up on a day when the Warriors just never got going.
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/