Leinster Lightning ease to T20 win over Northern Knights

Andrew Balbirnie impressed with an unbeaten 71 at Merrion on Friday
Andrew Balbirnie impressed with an unbeaten 71 at Merrion on Friday

Leinster Lighting cruised to a seven-wicket victory over Northern Knights in Friday's Twenty/20 game at Merrion.

Greg Thompson hit 56 from 40 balls and James Shannon added 52 as the Knights made 157-8.

The hosts were 79-3 before Andrew Balbirnie and James Anderson put on an unbeaten partnership of 79 to reach 158-3 in 17.1 overs.

Balbirnie blasted three sixes in his 71 while Anderson scored 41.

The T20 encounter between Munster Reds and North-West Warriors scheduled for Mardyke was abandoned due to rain with each side receiving two points.

Northern Knights 157-8 G Thompson 56, J Shannon 52, S Singh 3-19

Leinster Lightning 158-3 (17.1 overs) A Balbirnie 71 no, J Anderson 41 no

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