2013 Inter-Provincial Championship

The 2013 Interprovincial Championship was the first season of the Inter-Provincial Championship, the domestic multi-day cricket competition of Ireland. The competition was between Leinster Lightning, Northern Knights and North West Warriors.[1]

2013 Inter-Provincial Championship
Administrator(s)Cricket Ireland
Cricket format3-day
Tournament format(s)Double round-robin
ChampionsLeinster Lightning
Participants3
Matches6
Most runsJohn Anderson (345)
Most wicketsPhil Eaglestone (18)
2014

The inaugural Inter-Provincial Championship was won by the Leinster Lightning, who clinched the title with one match to spare. Despite falling just four runs short of victory in their opening match, they then won their next two games before closing with a hard-fought, high-scoring draw against Northern Knights (cricket team) in the last game of the year at Waringstown.

The Inter-Provincial Series has been funded at least partly by the ICC via their TAPP programme.[2]

TableEdit

Team Pld W D L BatBP BowlBP Dedns Points
Leinster Lightning 4 2 2 0 12 13 0 63
Northern Knights 4 1 2 1 8 13 0 43
North West Warriors 4 0 2 2 2 14 0 22

SquadsEdit

Leinster Lightning[3] Northern Knights[4] North West Warriors

FixturesEdit

14–16 May
(Scorecard)
v
191 all out (65 overs)
Andrew Riddles 47*
Kevin O'Brien 2/12
319 all out (121.2 overs)
Bill Coghlan 71
Peter Connell 4/59
153 all out (68.5 overs)
Andrew Riddles 31
Max Sorensen 4/50
22/5 (4 overs)
Patrick Collins 10
Johnny Thompson 2/6
Match Drawn
College Park , Dublin
Umpires: David Bradley & Louis Fourie
  • Leinster Lightning won the toss and chose to bowl
  • Close of play (Day 1) - Leinster Lightning 105/1 (39 overs); (Day 2) – North-West Warriors 2nd inns 22/2 (9 overs). Leinster Lightning 10 pts, North-West Warriors 7 pts

4–6 June
(Scorecard)
v
116 all out (44.2 overs)
Kamran Sajiid 47
Phil Eaglestone 3/35
131 all out (48.3 overs)
Jonny Terrett 29
Stuart Thompson 3/31
172 all out (60.1 overs)
Rickie-Lee Dougherty 34
Phil Eaglestone 4/51
160/7 (59.5 overs)
James Shannon 49
Andrew McBrine 2/28
Northern Knights won by 3 wickets
Eglinton CC
Umpires: Roland Black & David Bradley
  • Northern Knights won the toss and chose to bowl
  • Close of play (Day 1) - North-West Warriors 2nd inns 12/0 (6 overs); (Day 2) – Northern Knights 2nd inns 97/5 (47 overs). Northern Knights 20 pts, North-West Warriors 4 pts

25–27 June
(Scorecard)
v
364 all out (93.4 overs)
John Anderson 86
Phil Eaglestone 4/93
123 all out (48.2 overs)
Christopher Dougherty 60
John Mooney 3/18
228 for 9 (all out) (77 overs)
Christopher Dougherty 69
Pat Collins 2/10
Leinster Lightning won by an innings and 13 runs
College Park , Dublin
Umpires: Azam Ali Baig & Louis Fourie
  • Northern Knights won the toss and chose to bowl
  • Close of play (Day 1) – Northern Knights 20/2 (7.3 overs); (Day 2) – Northern Knights 2nd inns 204/8 (69 overs). Leinster Lightning 24 pts, Northern Knights 4 pts

30 July – 1 August
(Scorecard)
v
301/9 decl (99.2 overs)
Craig Ervine 92
Iftikhar Hussain 3/70
69/4 (22 overs)
Niall McDonnell 26
Phil Eaglestone 2/30
Match drawn
Osborne Park, Belfast
Umpires: Noel McCarey & Charlie McElwee
  • Northern Knights won the toss and chose to bat
  • Close of play (Day 1) – Northern Knights 259/6 (90 overs); (Day 2) – North-West Warriors 69/4 (22 overs). No play on day 3 (Rain). Northern Knights 8 pts, North-West Warriors 7 pts.

13–14 August
(Scorecard)
v
164 all out (45 overs)
David Rankin 28
Max Sorensen 4/41
267/8 decl (83.4 overs)
John Anderson 91
Andrew McBrine 3/45
173 all out (55.5 overs)
Andrew McBrine 48
John Anderson 3/4
73/3 (17.1 overs)
Ben Ackland 28
Johnny Thompson 2/21
Leinster Lightning won by 7 wickets
Bready CC
Umpires: David Bradley & Charlie McElwee
  • North-West Warriors won the toss and chose to bat
  • Close of play (Day 1) – Leinster Lightning 173/3 (57 overs). Match completed on day 2. Leinster Lightning 23 pts, North-West Warriors 4 pts.

27–29 August
(Scorecard)
v
501/4 decl (117.1 overs)
Nick Larkin 247*
John Mooney 3/73
225 all out (93.5 overs)
Ben Ackland 87
Phil Eaglestone 4/52
315/8 decl (86 overs)
Andrew Poynter 113
James Cameron-Dow 5/124
Match drawn
Waringstown CC
Umpires: Alan Neill & Charlie McElwee
  • Northern Knights won the toss and chose to bat
  • Close of play (Day 1) –; (Day 2) -. Northern Knights 11 pts, Leinster Lightning 6 pts.

RecordsEdit

Highest Individual InningsEdit

Score Player For Opps Venue Date
247* Nick Larkin NK LL Waringstown CC 27-29 Aug
113 Andrew Poynter LL NK Waringstown CC 27-29 Aug
92 Craig Ervine NK NWW Osborne Park 30 Jul-1 Aug
91 John Anderson LL NWW Bready CC 13-14 Aug
88 Christopher Dougherty NK LL Waringstown CC 27-29 Aug
87 Ben Ackland LL NK Waringstown CC 27-29 Aug
86 John Anderson LL NK College Park 25-27 Jun
76 Simi Singh LL NWW Bready CC 13-14 Aug
75 Christopher Dougherty NK NWW Osborne Park 30 Jul-1 Aug

Best Bowling in an InningsEdit

Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Player For Opps Venue Date
35 7 124 5 James Cameron-Dow NK LL Waringstown CC 27-29 Aug
14 4 41 4 Max Sorensen LL NWW Bready CC 13-14 Aug
25 8 50 4 Max Sorensen LL NWW College Park 14–16 May
17 5 51 4 Phil Eaglestone NK NWW Eglinton CC 4-6 Jun
17 3 52 4 Phil Eaglestone NK LL Waringstown CC 27-29 Aug
27 7 59 4 Peter Connell NWW LL College Park 14–16 May
20 3 93 4 Phil Eaglestone NK LL College Park 25-27 Jun

Season AggregatesEdit

Most runsEdit

Runs Inns Avge Player Highest
345 7 57.50 John Anderson 91
334 6 66.80 Christopher Dougherty 88
247 2 247.00 Nick Larkin 247*
195 5 48.75 Andrew Poynter 113
172 6 34.40 Andrew Riddles 47*

Most wicketsEdit

Wickets Average Player Best Bowling
18 16.94 Phil Eaglestone 4-51
15 20.67 Max Sorensen 4-41
12 15.00 John Mooney 3-12
10 22.20 Eddie Richardson 3-26
9 16.11 Peter Connell 4-59

See alsoEdit

References and notesEdit

  1. ^ "All Systems go for Interpros". Cricket Ireland.
  2. ^ "Ireland set for $1.5m boost". ESPNcricinfo.
  3. ^ "Leinster Lightning announce extended squad". Cricket Ireland.
  4. ^ "Inaugural Northern Knights squad announced". Cricket Ireland.

External linksEdit