Warriors win in Wicklow

The North West Warriors won a rain-affected IPT20 against Munster Reds at Oak Hill on Tuesday courtesy of a fast start from opening batsmen Gavin Roulston and Stephen Doheny.

With the visitors put in to bat, the pair put on 85 for the first wicket with Doheny hitting 6 fours in his 36 and Roulston going on to make 50- the impressive Carson McCullough (4-25) picking up both wickets for the hosts.

Runs dried up a little after a couple of rain interruptions and only Scott Macbeth (25 not out) made anything of note after that, as the Reds’ bowlers fought back.

Macbeth was still there when the weather put an end to the Warriors’ innings with the score on 136-5 after 17.2 overs. When the calculations were complete, and the rain had relented to allow a 5-over reply, the southerners were set 53 to win in 5 overs.

This was almost a mirror image of the teams’ first meeting of the season at the Festival in Pembroke when the Warriors were unable to chase an adjusted total as the Reds could manage only 39-4 this time.

Alistair Frost’s 15 was the best of it for them as skipper McBrine (2-12) and Marcello Piedt (2-20) wrapped up a 13-run win for Boy Rankin’s charges.

The sides are set to meet again on Wednesday at the same venue (10.45 am) when they will contest a 50-over match.

 

 

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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