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Knights edge out Munster Reds

CricketEurope | 26 May 2017

Knights edge out Munster Reds

The Munster Reds made their debut in the Hanley Energy T20 compeition which ended in narrow 9-run loss (DLS) against the Northern Knights in a rain-affected contest.

Adam Dennison (33) and Graeme McCarter (25) led the Knights out of the traps as they raced to 82 for 2 in just 8 overs.

However, they were pegged back by a superb spell from Stephan Grobler (3-12) which saw them faltering at 123 for 8 after 15 overs when the rain interrupted their innings.

On the resumption, Munster needed a DLS adjusted 121 to win, but despite a quite brilliant 59 from 40 balls by Jack Tector (7 fours, 1 six), he received little in the way of meaningful support when play was halted by bad light with Munster 92 for 5 after 13 overs.

That meant the Knights were declared 9-run winners on a day when the elements intervened to ruin what should have been an historic occasion.

Irish international Jacob Mulder enjoyed a successful return to action after his back injury to claim 2 for 13, while former international Gary Kidd also picked up a brace.

The next action in the competition is on Monday, when the Warriors host Knights in a 50-over game at Strabane, followed by the maiden first-class match between the same opponents at Eglinton on Tuesday.

Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial Trophy

The Mardyke (Par score 101 in 13 overs)

Northern Knights 123-8 (15 overs; A Dennison 33, G McCarter 25, S Grobler 3-12, H Tector 2-17, M Neville 2-22) beat the Munster Reds 92-5 (13 overs; J Tector 59, J Mulder 2-13, G Kidd 2-25) by 9 runs (DLS)