2017 Inter-Provincial Trophy

The 2017 Inter-Provincial Trophy was the fifth edition of the Inter-Provincial Trophy, a Twenty20 cricket competition played in Ireland. It was held from 26 May to 11 August 2017.[1] It was the first edition of the competition to be played with full Twenty20 status, following the outcome of a meeting by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in October 2016.[2][3] In April 2017, Cricket Ireland approved the participation of a fourth team, Munster Reds, for the tournament.[4] Leinster Lightning won the tournament, after beating Munster Reds by five wickets in the final round of fixtures.[5]

2017 Inter-Provincial Trophy
Dates26 May 2017 (2017-05-26) – 11 August 2017 (2017-08-11)
Administrator(s)Cricket Ireland
Cricket formatTwenty20
Tournament format(s)Round-robin
ChampionsLeinster Lightning (4th title)
Participants4
Matches played12
Most runsJames Shannon (251)
Most wicketsCraig Young (11)
2016
2018

Points tableEdit

The following teams competed:

Team[6] Pld W L D NR Pts NRR
Leinster Lightning 6 5 1 0 0 22 +1.637
North West Warriors 6 3 2 0 1 14 –0.221
Northern Knights 6 3 3 0 0 13 +0.273
Munster Reds 6 0 5 0 1 2 –2.245

     Champions

FixturesEdit

Round 1Edit

26 May 2017 (D/N)
Scorecard
Leinster Lightning
153/8 (20 overs)
v
North West Warriors (H)
97 (17 overs)
Andrew Balbirnie 44 (31)
Andy McBrine 3/19 (4 overs)
Jonathan Robinson 38* (37)
Eddie Richardson 3/11 (3 overs)
Leinster Lightning won by 56 runs
Bready Cricket Club Ground, Bready
Umpires: Noel Dunn and Graeme McCrea

26 May 2017 (D/N)
Scorecard
Northern Knights
123/8 (15 overs)
v
Munster Reds (H)
92/5 (13 overs)
Adam Dennison 33 (21)
Stephanus Grobler 3/12 (3 overs)
Jack Tector 59 (40)
Jacob Mulder 2/8 (2 overs)
Northern Knights won by 8 runs (D/L method)
Mardyke, Cork
Umpires: Bala Kailash and Steve Wood

Round 2Edit

9 June 2017 (D/N)
Scorecard
Northern Knights
157/8 (20 overs)
v
Leinster Lightning (H)
158/3 (17.1 overs)
Greg Thompson 56 (40)
Simi Singh 3/19 (4 overs)
Andy Balbirnie 71* (44)
Shane Getkate 2/47 (4 overs)
Leinster Lightning won by 7 wickets
Anglesea Road Cricket Ground, Dublin
Umpires: Azam Baig and Paul Reynolds
  • Northern Knights won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Tom Stanton (Leinster Lightning) and Nathan Smith (Northern Knights) both made their T20 debuts.
  • Points: Leinster Lightning 4, Northern Knights 0.

9 June 2017 (D/N)
Scorecard
v
Match abandoned
Mardyke, Cork
Umpires: Bala Kailash and Aidan Seaver
  • No toss.
  • Rain prevented any play.
  • Points: Munster Reds 2, North West Warriors 2.

Round 3Edit

16 June 2017 (D/N)
Scorecard
Leinster Lightning (H)
247/4 (20 overs)
v
Munster Reds
188/9 (20 overs)
Simi Singh 109 (53)
Yaqoob Ali 2/52 (4 overs)
Robert Forrest 59 (39)
Gareth Delany 3/25 (4 overs)
Leinster Lightning won by 59 runs
Anglesea Road Cricket Ground, Dublin
Umpires: Bala Kailash and Sum Wijesundera

16 June 2017 (D/N)
Scorecard
Northern Knights
118 (19.2 overs)
v
North West Warriors (H)
122/7 (19.1 overs)
Graeme McCarter 32 (19)
Craig Young 5/15 (3.2 overs)
Johnny Thompson 39 (46)
Nikolai Smith 2/23 (2.1 overs)
North West Warriors won by 3 wickets
New Strabane Park, Strabane
Umpires: Roland Black and Noel Dunn
  • Northern Knights won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Aaron Gillespie (North West Warriors), Jamie Holmes and Robert McKinley (Northern Knights) all made their T20 debuts.
  • Points: North West Warriors 4, Northern Knights 0.

Round 4Edit

23 June 2017 (D/N)
Scorecard
Leinster Lightning
136/9 (20 overs)
v
Northern Knights (H)
128 (20 overs)
Kevin O'Brien 19 (11)
Shane Getkate 2/16 (2 overs)
Graeme McCarter 42 (43)
Peter Chase 4/11 (4 overs)
Leinster Lightning won by 8 runs
Shaw's Bridge Lower Ground, Belfast
Umpires: Gary Blair and Michael Ross
  • Leinster Lightning won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Jamie Magowan and James McCollum (Northern Knights) both made their T20 debuts.
  • Points: Leinster Lightning 4, Northern Knights 0.

23 June 2017 (D/N)
Scorecard
North West Warriors (H)
142/5 (20 overs)
v
Munster Reds
117 (17.4 overs)
Andy McBrine 52* (25)
Harry Tector 4/21 (4 overs)
David Delany 25 (18)
David Scanlon 3/19 (2.4 overs)
North West Warriors won by 25 runs
Woodvale Road, Eglinton
Umpires: Roland Black and Noel Dunn

Round 5Edit

21 July 2017 (D/N)
Scorecard
Leinster Lightning (H)
118 (19.3 overs)
v
North West Warriors
119/3 (19.1 overs)
Lorcan Tucker 44 (29)
Craig Young 5/22 (3.3 overs)
Stuart Thompson 43 (49)
Kevin O'Brien 1/25 (4 overs)
George Dockrell 1/25 (4 overs)
North West Warriors won by 7 wickets
Anglesea Road Cricket Ground, Dublin
Umpires: Gordon Black and Azam Baig
  • Leinster Lightning won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Points: North West Warriors 4, Leinster Lightning 0.

21 July 2017 (D/N)
Scorecard
Northern Knights (H)
209/5 (20 overs)
v
Munster Reds
154/9 (20 overs)
James Shannon 67 (31)
David Delany 1/29 (4 overs)
Stephanus Grobler 43* (31)
Robert McKinley 3/18 (4 overs)
Northern Knights won by 55 runs
Middle Road, Carrickfergus
Umpires: Alan Neill and Philip Thompson
  • Munster Reds won the toss and elected to field.
  • Cormac Hassett (Munster Reds) and Christopher Dougherty (Northern Knights) both made their T20 debuts.
  • Points: Northern Knights 4, Munster Reds 0.

Round 6Edit

11 August 2017 (D/N)
Scorecard
North West Warriors
123/4 (20 overs)
v
Northern Knights (H)
124/4 (19.1 overs)
David Barr 41 (48)
Gary Kidd 2/19 (3 overs)
James Shannon 62 (43)
Andy McBrine 2/24 (4 overs)
Northern Knights won by 6 wickets
Circular Road, Belfast
Umpires: H Bingham and Mark Hawthorne

11 August 2017 (D/N)
Scorecard
Munster Reds (H)
118 (19.2 overs)
v
Leinster Lightning
120/5 (13.4 overs)
Stephan Grobler 36 (28)
Joshua Little 3/17 (3.2 overs)
Gareth Delany 40 (22)
Yaqoob Ali 3/25 (4 overs)
Leinster Lightning won by 5 wickets
Mardyke, Cork
Umpires: Paul Reynolds and Steve Wood
  • Munster Reds won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Stephen Doheny (Leinster Lightning) made his T20 debut.
  • Points: Leinster Lightning 4, Munster Reds 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. ^ "Cricket Ireland Board Meeting April 6th 2017". Cricket Ireland. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Leinster Lightning Claim Hanley Energy IP20 Trophy". Cricket Ireland. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Points Table". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Lightning and Knights win T20 openers". Cricket Ireland. Retrieved 27 May 2017.

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