2013 Inter-Provincial Cup

The 2013 Inter-Provincial Cup was the first season of the Inter-Provincial Cup, the domestic 50-over one-day competition of Ireland. The competition was played between Leinster Lightning, Northern Knights and North West Warriors.[1]

2013 Inter-Provincial Cup
Administrator(s)Cricket Ireland
Cricket formatOne-day
Tournament format(s)Double round-robin
Participants3
2014

The Northern Knights were the inaugural winners of the competition, following a surprise last day defeat of Leinster Lightning by North West Warriors by 71 runs in Strabane. That result meant the Northern Knights finished top of the table with 10 points from four matches.

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

Final TableEdit

Team Pld W L TNR BP Pts NRR
Northern Knights 4 2 1 1 0 10 +0.117
Leinster Lightning 4 2 2 0 1 9 +0.364
North West Warriors 4 1 2 1 1 7 -0.588

SquadsEdit

Leinster Lightning[3] Northern Knights North West Warriors

FixturesEdit

6 May
(scorecard)
Northern Knights
259/7 (50 overs)
v
Leinster Lightning
260/8 (49 overs)
Lee Nelson 54 (56)
Albert van der Merwe 2/46 (10 overs)
Kevin O’Brien 111* (89)
David Simpson 2/21 (5 overs)
Leinster Lightning won by 2 wickets
The Hills CC, Milverton
Umpires: Gordon Black & Louis Fourie
  • Points: Leinster Lightning 2; Northern Knights 0

19 May
(scorecard)
v
Match abandoned due to rain
Coleraine CC
  • Points: North-West Warriors 2, Leinster Lightning 2

1 Jun
(Scorecard)
Leinster Lightning
272/6 (50 overs)
v
North West Warriors
123 all out (40.1 overs)
Ben Ackland 78 (102)
Andrew McBrine 3/40 (10 overs)
Scott Campbell 27 (63)
Andrew Balbirnie 3/14 (4 overs)
Leinster Lightning won by 149 runs
Malahide CC
Umpires: Gordon Black & Louis Fourie
  • Points: Leinster Lightning 5, North-West Warriors 0

15 July
(scorecard)
North West Warriors
232/9 (50 overs)
v
Northern Knights
234/8 (48.1 overs)
Johnny Thompson 86 (82)
Phil Eaglestone 3/17 (10 overs)
Nigel Jones 72 (67)
Johnny Thompson 3/50 (8.1 overs)
Northern Knights won by 2 wickets
North Down CC, Comber
Umpires: Michael Ross & Richard Smith
  • Points: Northern Knights 4; North-West Warriors 0

10 August
(scorecard)
Leinster Lightning
243/9 (50 overs)
v
Northern Knights
246/7 (48.1 overs)
Eddie Richardson 74 (79)
Peter Eakin 3/44 (10 overs)
Lee Nelson 62 (64)
Tyrone Kane 3/30 (6 overs)
Northern Knights won by 3 wickets
Waringstown CC
Umpires: Alex Adams & Jareth McCready
  • Points: Northern Knights 4; Leinster Lightning 0

21 September
(scorecard)
North West Warriors
230/8 (50 overs)
v
Leinster Lightning
159 all out (45 overs)
Niall McDonnell 41 (57)
Barry McCarthy 2/44 (10 overs)
Kevin O’Brien 39 (32)
Andrew Riddles 4/31 (10 overs)
North-West Warriors won by 71 runs
Strabane CC
Umpires: Roland Black & Charlie McElwee
  • Points: North-West Warriors 5; Leinster Lightning 0

RecordsEdit

Highest Individual InningsEdit

Score (BF) Player For Opps Venue Date
111* (87) Kevin O'Brien LL NK The Hills CC 6 May
86 (82) Johnny Thompson NWW NK North Down CC 15 Jul
78 (102) Ben Ackland LL NWW Malahide CC 1 Jun
74 (79) Eddie Richardson LL NK Waringstown CC 10 Aug
72 (67) Nigel Jones NK NWW North Down CC 15 Jul
71* (51) Kevin O'Brien LL NWW Malahide CC 1 Jun

Best Bowling in an InningsEdit

Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Player For Opps Venue Date
10 1 31 4 Andrew Riddles NWW LL Strabane CC 21 Sep
4 0 14 3 Andrew Balbirnie LL NWW Malahide CC 1 Jun
10 5 17 3 Phil Eaglestone NK NWW North Down CC 15 Jul
6 0 30 3 Tyrone Kane LL NK Waringstown CC 10 Aug
9.1 0 39 3 Max Sorensen LL NK Waringstown CC 10 Aug
10 0 40 3 Andrew McBrine NWW LL Malahide CC 1 Jun

Season AggregatesEdit

Most runsEdit

Runs Player Avge Str Rate
221 Kevin O'Brien 221.00 130.00
162 John Anderson 40.50 62.55
137 Lee Nelson 45.67 84.57
116 Nigel Jones 38.67 93.55
105 Ben Ackland 35.00 76.09

Most wicketsEdit

Wickets Economy Player Matches
7 4.53 Max Sorensen 4
6 3.95 Andrew Riddles 3
6 4.12 Andrew McBrine 3
5 4.19 Albert van der Merwe 4
5 4.23 Phil Eaglestone 3
5 5.78 David Simpson 3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "All Systems go for Interpros". Cricket Ireland.
  2. ^ "Ireland set for $1.5m boost". ESPNcricinfo.
  3. ^ "Leinster Lightning announce extended squad | Cricket Ireland". www.cricketireland.ie.

See alsoEdit