2019 Inter-Provincial Trophy

The 2019 Inter-Provincial Trophy was the sixth edition of the Inter-Provincial Trophy, a Twenty20 cricket competition played in Ireland. It was held from 22 June to 18 August 2019.[1] It is the third edition of the competition to be played with full Twenty20 status. The competition was split into two halves, each branded as a T20 Festival. The first half was played in June, and the second half was played in August.[2][3] Leinster Lightning were the defending champions.[4]

2019 Inter-Provincial Trophy
Dates22 June 2019 (2019-06-22) – 18 August 2019 (2019-08-18)
Administrator(s)Cricket Ireland
Cricket formatTwenty20
Tournament format(s)Round-robin
ChampionsNorthern Knights (1st title)
Participants4
Matches played12
Most runsGreg Thompson (102)
Most wicketsShane Getkate (11)
2018
2020

Following the conclusion of the June festival, Northern Knights had won all three of their matches,[5] however, two matches were abandoned due to rain.[6] All of the matches in the August festival were abandoned due to rain, with no play taking place across all three days.[7] As a result, the Northern Knights won the tournament.[8][9]

Points tableEdit

The following teams competed:

Team[10] Pld W L D NR Pts NRR
Northern Knights 6 3 0 0 3 19 +2.459
Leinster Lightning 6 1 1 0 4 12 –0.182
North West Warriors 6 0 1 0 5 10 –4.035
Munster Reds 6 0 2 0 4 8 –0.850

FixturesEdit

June festivalEdit

The following fixtures for the June festival were confirmed by Cricket Ireland:[11]

22 June 2019
Scorecard
North West Warriors
78 (19.2 overs)
v
Northern Knights
82/3 (10.2 overs)
Adam McDaid 17* (26)
Shane Getkate 5/8 (3.2 overs)
James McCollum 42* (31)
Boyd Rankin 2/18 (3 overs)
Northern Knights won by 7 wickets
Pembroke Cricket Club, Dublin
Umpires: Steve Wood and Alan Neill
  • North West Warriors won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Adam McDaid and Kyle Magee (North West Warriors) both made their T20 debuts.
  • Points: Northern Knights 5, North West Warriors 0.

22 June 2019
Scorecard
Munster Reds
181/7 (20 overs)
v
Leinster Lightning
183/7 (20 overs)
Cormac Hassett 49 (43)
Peter Chase 2/32 (3 overs)
Kevin O'Brien 56 (32)
Jeremy Benton 3/23 (4 overs)
Leinster Lightning won by 3 wickets
Pembroke Cricket Club, Dublin
Umpires: Steve Wood and Alan Neill
  • Munster Reds won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Jonathan Garth (Munster Reds) made his T20 debut.
  • Points: Leinster Lightning 4, Munster Reds 0.

23 June 2019
Scorecard
Northern Knights
167/6 (20 overs)
v
Munster Reds
135 (19.4 overs)
Shane Getkate 49 (38)
Max Sorensen 3/47 (4 overs)
Stephen Doheny 35 (30)
Mark Adair 4/22 (4 overs)
Northern Knights won by 32 runs
Pembroke Cricket Club, Dublin
Umpires: Azam Baig and Alan Neill
  • Northern Knights won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Points: Northern Knights 4, Munster Reds 0.

23 June 2019
Scorecard
v
Match abandoned
Pembroke Cricket Club, Dublin
Umpires: Azam Baig and Alan Neill
  • No toss.
  • No play was possible due to rain.
  • Points: Leinster Lightning 2, North West Warriors 2.

24 June 2019
Scorecard
v
Match abandoned
Pembroke Cricket Club, Dublin
Umpires: Alan Neill and Mary Waldron
  • No toss.
  • No play was possible due to rain.
  • Points: Munster Reds 2, North West Warriors 2.

24 June 2019
Scorecard
Northern Knights
138/5 (13 overs)
v
Leinster Lightning
130/9 (13 overs)
Greg Thompson 65* (31)
Tyrone Kane 2/21 (2 overs)
Andy Balbirnie 44 (20)
James Cameron-Dow 3/12 (2 overs)
Northern Knights won by 8 runs
Pembroke Cricket Club, Dublin
Umpires: Alan Neill and Mary Waldron
  • Northern Knights won the toss and elected to bat.
  • The match was reduced to 13 overs per side due to a wet outfield.
  • Points: Northern Knights 4, Leinster Lightning 0.

August festivalEdit

The following fixtures for the August festival were confirmed by Cricket Ireland:[12]

16 August 2019
Scorecard
v
Match abandoned
Bready Cricket Club Ground, Bready
Umpires: Jareth McCready and Mark Hawthorne
  • No toss.
  • No play was possible due to a wet outfield.
  • Points: Leinster Lightning 2, Northern Knights 2.

16 August 2019
Scorecard
v
Match abandoned
Bready Cricket Club Ground, Bready
Umpires: Jareth McCready and Mark Hawthorne
  • No toss.
  • No play was possible due to rain.
  • Points: Munster Reds 2, North West Warriors 2.

17 August 2019
Scorecard
v
Match abandoned
Bready Cricket Club Ground, Bready
Umpires: Michael Foster and Mark Hawthorne
  • No toss.
  • No play was possible due to rain.
  • Points: Munster Reds 2, Northern Knights 2.

17 August 2019
Scorecard
v
Match abandoned
Bready Cricket Club Ground, Bready
Umpires: Michael Foster and Mark Hawthorne
  • No toss.
  • No play was possible due to rain.
  • Points: Leinster Lightning 2, North West Warriors 2.

18 August 2019
Scorecard
v
Match abandoned
Bready Cricket Club Ground, Bready
Umpires: Gary Blair and Mark Hawthorne
  • No toss.
  • No play was possible due to rain.
  • Points: Leinster Lightning 2, Munster Reds 2.

18 August 2019
Scorecard
v
  • No toss.
  • No play was possible due to rain.
  • Points: Northern Knights 2, North West Warriors 2.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 Inter-Provincial Series fixtures released". Cricket Ireland. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Squads named for the Test Triangle Inter-Provincial T20 Festival this weekend". Cricket Ireland. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Dockrell relishing the challenge of title-defence at T20 Festival". Cricket Ireland. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Weekend club cricket results in NI". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  5. ^ "T20 Inter Provincial Trophy: Undefeated Knights lead with one round remaining". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Three out of three for Knights". Cricket Europe. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  7. ^ "T20 Festival a complete wipeout". Cricket Europe. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Test Triangle Inter-Provincial T20 Festival Abandoned". Cricket Ireland. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Knights lift T20 crown". Cricket Europe. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  10. ^ "Points Table". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  11. ^ "Gary Wilson looks to this weekend's T20 Festival as the launchpad towards World Cup Qualification". Cricket Ireland. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  12. ^ "Test Triangle Inter-Provincial T20 Festival to be livestreamed". Cricket Ireland. Retrieved 16 August 2019.

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