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Munster and Leinster share spoils in U17 Challenge Series

Munster Cricket | 25 Jul 2019

Munster and Leinster share spoils in U17 Challenge Series

The annual U17 Challenge Series against Leinster took place over two days at the Mardyke with the sides sharing the spoils 1-1. Leinster travelled with a strong squad containing a sprinkling of Irish and representative players.

The Munster boys recorded an impressive 8 wicket victory on Day 1 after they bowled out the visitors for just 137 with Kruger (3-30) and Zaizai (2-17) the pick of the bowlers.

In reply, Munster reached the target with the loss of just 2 wickets thanks to composed batting displays from Vosloo (43*) and man of the match Brandon Kruger (33*).

Leinster rebounded on Day 2 with a commanding 6 wicket win thanks to a strong bowling display from Vincent (3-8), Keohane (2-22) and Graham (2-32) which restricted the Munstermen to 153 from 28 overs.

Leinster knocked off the runs in the 28th over with the loss of just 4 wickets thanks to a half century from Black (57) and contributions from Cosgrave (36) and Calder (31*).

Game 1

Munster 138-2 (Vosloo 43*, Kruger 33*, Brewster 25, Buss 21) beat Leinster137 all out (Kruger 3-30, Zaizai 2-17) by 8 wickets.

Game 2

Munster 153-8 (28 overs; Hassan 42, Egerton 33, Vincent 3-8, Keohane 2-22, Graham 2-32) lost to Leinster 157-4 (27.4 overs; Black 57, Cosgrave 36, Calder 31*) by 6 wickets.