Dream start for North West Warriors as Leinster Lightning forced to follow on

Stuart Thompson scored 41 with the bat
Stuart Thompson scored 41 with the bat

The North West Warriors enjoyed one of their best ever days in interprovincial competition after making the Leinster Lightning follow on in Clontarf on Tuesday.

The Warriors were dismissed for 260 batting first with South African professional Marco Marais top scoring with 69 and Stuart Thompson (41) and Andy McBrine (42) making useful contributions.

The home side were then bowled out for just 101 with Thompson and Craig Young both taking three wickets apiece and Graeme McCarter taking two. The Lightning closed their second innings on two without loss.

There were wins for Instonians, North Down and CIYMS in Tuesday night’s NCU Twenty20 Cup while Academy shocked Derriaghy in the Challenge Cup.

Results: Lagan Valley Steel Twenty20 Cup: At Belmont: Ballymena 29 all out, 13 overs (J Thompson 6-13, J Matchett 2-13, J Cameron-Dow 2-3), CIYMS 30-0, 4.3 0 overs. CIYMS won by 10 wickets.

At The Green: Carrickfergus 95 (R Eagleson 46, I Kamtekar 26, P Davidson 3-26, P Malan 2-28, P Eakin 3-14). North Down 96-2, 15.4 overs (P Malan 50, D Graham 29), North Down won by eight wickets.

At Shaw’s Bridge: Lisburn 87 (D Simpson 34, Z Rushe 4-5, A White 3-14), Instonians 89-1, 10.2 overs (N Smith 36 no, R Nurse 29 no). Instonians won by nine wickets

Challenge Cup: At Queensway: Academy 104-7 (M Warke 20, P Bell 2-18, W Hughes 2-21, K Aphale 2-16), Derriaghy 91 (C Lewis 35, K Aphale 27, M Dickenson 5-21, W Mohammed 3-12), Academy won by 13 runs.