Northern Knights complete Inter-Provincial Cup and Trophy double after rain shortened match
September 7th 2023 by Gerard Mulreaney | International
STORMONT, Belfast – The Northern Knights won the Rario Inter-Provincial Cup for the first time since 2013 after their final match against North West Warriors was abandoned due to heavy rain in Belfast.
Following their Rario Inter-Provincial T20 Trophy success earlier in the season, the Knights completed the double for the first time in their history.
Earlier in the day - and with much better weather - the Warriors posted 241-9 from their 50 overs, with Ireland international Stephen Doheny scoring 79 off 97 balls.
However, after just nine overs of the Knights reply the rain came; and despite a gallant effort by the groundstaff to get the match back underway, the match had to be abandoned.
The result meant that both side received two points apiece – enough for the Knights to overhaul Leinster Lightning and claim the 2023 Inter-Provincial Cup title.
Northern Knights v North West Warriors, Rario Inter-Provincial 50 Cup, Stormont, 7 September 2023
Warriors 241-9 (50 overs; S Doheny 79, C Melly 37; R Adair 2-32)
Kinghts 44-2 (9 overs; C Carmichael 16, R Adair 10; R Macbeth 2-21)