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Defeat for Northern Knights against North West Warriors

Richard White (NCU PRO)  

The Northern Knights lost by eight wickets to the North West Warriors in the Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial 50 Series, at Stormont.

It proved to be a comprehensive victory for the visitors as Ireland captain William Porterfield finished undefeated on 110, as The Warriors reached their target of 227 in the 47th over.

The foundations for victory were laid in an opening stand of 158 between Porterfield and David Rankin, who made 84 runs.

Earlier in the day David Scanlon took four wickets as the Northern Knights were bowled out for 226, in 47.1 overs.

Only James Shannon (41) and Harry Tector (84) made significant contributions for the home team.

28th May - Stormont, Belfast
Northern Knights 226 (47.1 overs, J Shannon 41, H Tector 84, D Scanlon 4-60, S Thompson 2-49, A McBrine 2-32)
North West Warriors 227-2 (46.3 overs, W Porterfield 110no, D Rankin 84)
North West Warriors beat Northern Knights by 8 wickets

Tomorrow (Tuesday 29th May) the Northern Knights move to The Green, Comber, to play Leinster Lightning in the three day Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial Championship fixture.