2017 Inter-Provincial Cup

The 2017 Inter-Provincial Cup was the fifth edition of the Inter-Provincial Cup, a List A cricket competition played in Ireland. It was held from 1 May to 10 September 2017.[1] It was the first edition of the competition to be played with List A status, following the outcome of a meeting by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in October 2016.[2][3] Three teams competed; Leinster Lightning, North West Warriors and Northern Knights, with Leinster Lightning being the defending champions.[4] Leinster Lightning retained their title, after North West Warriors won their match against Northern Knights on 6 August, giving Leinster Lightning an unassailable lead in the competition.[5][6]

2017 Inter-Provincial Cup
Dates1 May 2017 (2017-05-01) – 10 September 2017 (2017-09-10)
Administrator(s)Cricket Ireland
Cricket formatList A
Tournament format(s)Round-robin
ChampionsLeinster Lightning
Participants3
Matches6
Most runsEd Joyce (188)
Most wicketsGeorge Dockrell (10)
2016
2018

Points tableEdit

The following teams competed:

Team[7] Pld W L T NR Pts
Leinster Lightning 4 3 0 0 1 15
North West Warriors 4 1 2 0 1 6
Northern Knights 4 0 2 0 2 4

  Champions

FixturesEdit

1st matchEdit

1 May 2017
Scorecard
Leinster Lightning (H)
286 (49.2 overs)
v
North West Warriors
181 (44.2 overs)
Kevin O'Brien 75 (49)
Craig Young 4/50 (9.2 overs)
Irosh Samarasooriya 77 (95)
George Dockrell 3/37 (9.2 overs)
Leinster Lightning won by 105 runs
The Vineyard, Dublin
Umpires: Azam Baig and Graeme McCrea

2nd matchEdit

29 May 2017
Scorecard
Northern Knights
84/2 (14.3 overs)
v
James Shannon 26* (20)
David Scanlon 1/19 (3 overs)
No result
New Strabane Park, Strabane
Umpires: Jonathan Kennedy and Graeme McCrea

3rd matchEdit

4 June 2017
Scorecard
Leinster Lightning
299/8 (50 overs)
v
Ed Joyce 116 (124)
Shane Getkate 5/44 (10 overs)
No result
The Meadow, Downpatrick
Umpires: Philip Thompson and Sum Wijesundera
  • Leinster Lightning won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Rain during the innings break prevented any further play.
  • Bobby Gamble, Jack Tector, Lorcan Tucker (Leinster Lightning) and Morgan Topping (Northern Knights) all made their List A debuts.
  • Points: Northern Knights 2, Leinster Lightning 2.

4th matchEdit

2 July 2017
Scorecard
Leinster Lightning
232 (50 overs)
v
North West Warriors (H)
205 (47.2 overs)
Kevin O'Brien 58* (58)
Ross Allen 3/52 (10 overs)
Stuart Thompson 50 (73)
George Dockrell 4/38 (9.2 overs)
Leinster Lightning won by 27 runs
Bready Cricket Club Ground, Bready
Umpires: Azam Baig and Graeme McCrea
  • Leinster Lightning won the toss and elected to bat.
  • David Barr and William McClintock (North West Warriors) both made their List A debuts.
  • Points: Leinster Lightning 4, North West Warriors 0.

5th matchEdit

6 August 2017
Scorecard
Northern Knights (H)
167 (29.1 overs)
v
North West Warriors
168/9 (30 overs)
Christopher Dougherty 41 (41)
Ross Allen 3/9 (2.1 overs)
Johnny Thompson 51 (52)
Nathan Smith 3/14 (6 overs)
North West Warriors won by 1 wicket
The Lawn, Waringstown
Umpires: Roland Black and Michael Ross
  • Northern Knights won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Rain reduced the match to 30 overs per side.
  • James McCollum and Lee Nelson (Northern Knights) both made their List A debuts.
  • Points: North West Warriors 4, Northern Knights 0.

6th matchEdit

10 September 2017
Scorecard
Leinster Lightning (H)
239/8 (48 overs)
v
Northern Knights
132 (24.5 overs)
George Dockrell 50* (35)
Gary Kidd 3/31 (10 overs)
Robert McKinley 27* (27)
George Dockrell 3/18 (5 overs)
Leinster Lightning won by 55 (D/L method)
Observatory Lane, Dublin
Umpires: Michael Foster and Sum Wijesundera
  • Northern Knights won the toss and elected to field.
  • Rain set Northern Knights a revised target of 188 runs from 25 overs.
  • David Delany and Gareth Delany (Leinster Lightning) both made their List A debuts.
  • Points: Leinster Lightning 4, Northern Knights 0.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2017 Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial Fixtures Announced". Cricket Ireland. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Ireland domestic competition awarded first-class status". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Ireland's Inter-Provincial Championship awarded first-class status". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Hanley Energy InterPro Series 2017 Launched". Cricket Ireland. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Thompson stars as Warriors beat Knights in Hanley Energy last-ball thriller". Cricket Ireland. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Leinster Lightning retain One-Day Inter-Pro Cup after Warriors beat Knights". BBC Sport. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Points Table". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 September 2017.

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