No play on Wednesday in Inter-Pro game between Knights and Warriors

Stuart Thompson
Stuart Thompson produced a 93-run partnership with Warriors team-mate Ross Allen at Comber

No play was possible on Wednesday in the three-game Inter-Provincial game between Northern Knights and North West Warriors because of persistent rain.

Play is scheduled to continue at Comber at 11:00 BST on Thursday.

The North-West Warriors were reduced to 208-9 by the close on the opening day.

A third-wicket partnership of 93 between Ross Allen and Stuart Thompson put the Warriors in a good position but the other batsmen failed to shine and a drawn game now looks inevitable.

The first three games in the competition were all drawn including the fixture between these two teams on 30 May.

The holders Leinster Lightning head the table with 21 points while the Knights and Warriors have 19.

Allen top-scored with 81 as Thompson contributed 46.

Regular showers meant that only 68.2 overs were bowled after the Warriors had won the toss.

After Eglinton pair Allen and Thompson put on their stand of 93 in 175 balls to take the Warriors to 150-2, a late collapse handed the initiative to the Knights.

Thompson seemed to lose his concentration and was caught behind by Jamie Magowan off Nikolai Smith for 46.

That was the catalyst for a flurry of wickets - seven falling for 58, the last five of which added just 17 runs.

Allen's resolute 81 came off 179 deliveries - the left-hander striking 13 fours.

The Knights bowling unit stuck to their task well throughout the day, with Waringstown's Gary Kidd with 3 for 36 the most successful.

There were also two wickets apiece for Jacob Mulder (2-37), Nikolai Smith (2-30) and Graeme McCarter (2-37).

Hanley Energy Three-Day Inter-Pro - After day two

Northern Knights v North West Warriors at Comber

North West Warriors: 208-9 R Allen 81, S Thompson 46, G Kidd 3-36, N Smith 2-30, J Mulder 2-33, G McCarter 2-37.

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