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Newstalk Inter-Provincial Championship - North West Warriors v Northern Knights - Day 3 Report and Scorecard
McBrine spins Warriors to narrow win against Northern Knights
Andrew McBrine took 5 for 52 to spin his NW Warriors side to a hard fought 44 run win against The Northern Knights in their Newstalk Inter-Provincial clash at Eglinton.
James McCollum (35) and James Cameron-Dow (18) had added a further 32 runs to the Knights overnight score of 152 for 5, reducing the runs required to just 85.
McBrine struck three blows in quick succession, having McCollum taken at slip off a bat-pad, Cameron-Dow lobbed one to short cover, while Adam Dennison was bowled trying to cut a ball that was too close to him.
Shane Getkate (23) and Neil Gill (11no) dug in adding a further 32 runs without any undue alarms, which forced McBrine to switch tactics, reverting to his pace attack after taking the second new ball.
The move paid immediate dividends, with Jarred Barnes trapping Getkate lbw, and in the next over Craig Young had Zach Rushe caught by Scott Campbell at third slip - having just been positioned there by the Bready man.
The win was the first by the Warriors in this format of the game, and coupled with their T20 Trophy victory earlier in the summer represents a good return for Bobby Rao's young charges.
The Knights still have two 50 over matches left against Leinster Lightning next month - victories in both would see them defend their title they won in 2013
NEWSTALK INTER-PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP (Eglinton) - DAY THREE CLOSE OF PLAY SUMMARY SCORES NORTH WEST WARRIORS 137 (46 overs, G McClintock 57, A White 3-31, J Cameron-Dow 3-49, Z Rushe 2-33) and
250 (75.1 overs, J Thompson 53, S Thompson 50, RL Dougherty 50, A McBrine 32, J Cameron-Dow 7-107) NORTHERN KNIGHTS 119 (50.5 overs, C Dougherty 37, C Young 2-6, R Allen 2-7, S Thompson 2-13) and
224 (N Smith 46, J Terrett 36, J McCollum 35, N Larkin 28, S Getkate 23, A McBrine 5-52, E Kemm 2-59) NORTH WEST WARRIORS beat NORTHERN KNIGHTS by 44 runs