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Scorer: Justin Smyth | Commentator: Justin Smyth

Once the Lightning managed to break the partnership between Getkate and Pretorius, they knew that they were into the tail and the Knights innings just fell away. Shane Getkate played excellently for his 73, although as the bottom 4 could only score 5 between them, the Knights really didn't have a chance of chasing down that total.

The Lightnings bowlers were excellent with Captain Dockrell the only one not to pick up a wicket. Simi Singh finished with 4, although the truth is that they really didn't seem to be able to cope with Little's left arm and it showed. Lightning win by a massive 91 runs and they also pick up a bonus point. Which puts them a point clear of the others in the table. Not bad after only playing one game.

Three games left in the season, so hopefully the weather will be just as good next Tuesday as the Lightning travel up to Bready for their game against the Warriors. Thanks for following my commentary today, this is Justin saying goodbye from a very sunny Comber.

Simi Singh to Getkate, OUT, Getkate was looking to keep the strike and looks to push the ball back past the bowler, Simi dives to his right and takes the return catch on the second grab. Lightning win!

SC Getkate c & b Simi Singh 73 (110m 73b 6x4 2x6) SR: 100.00

Simi Singh to Getkate, no run, hits the ball out to deep point and doesn't take the run
Simi Singh to Getkate, SIX runs, Getkate is still going to keep attacking! Hits the ball over the long-on boundary and hits the Pavilion roof above us. Looks like the ball is stuck in the gutter
Simi Singh to Getkate, FOUR runs, gets down on one knee and sweeps the ball past the fielder at short fine leg
Simi Singh to Getkate, no run, flicks the ball out towards deep mid-wicket, doesn't take the run

42 | 3 Runs | NK: 205/9 (102 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 4.88, RRR: 12.75)

  • Shane Getkate63 (68b)
  • Matthew Foster1 (2b)
  • Josh Little9-0-32-3
  • Simi Singh8-0-32-3
Little to Getkate, 1 run, slower ball bouncer, Getkate deals with it well and pulls it out towards cow corner to keep the strike

N. Knights 2nd innings Partnerships

1st13MP EllisonJA McCollum
2nd30JA McCollumHT Tector
3rd2GC WilsonJA McCollum
4th27GC WilsonR Pretorius
5th79SC GetkateR Pretorius
6th38SC GetkateMR Adair
7th12SC GetkateJM Hunter
8th1SC GetkateDC Delany
9th0SC GetkateGJ McCarter
10th13SC GetkateMT Foster

Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Limited Over Cup