Leinster Lightning beat Northern Knights to retain title

Ireland bowler John Mooney took four wickets at Waringstown
Ireland bowler John Mooney took four wickets at Waringstown

Leinster Lightning retained the Inter-provincial 50-over Cup after a 79-run victory over Northern Knights at Waringstown on Sunday.

The Knights reduced Leinster to 101-5 before a 89-run partnership between Dom Joyce (36) and Eoghan Delaney (48).

Lightning were bowled out for 217 with one ball to spare and the Knights made a good start in their reply before being dismissed for 138.

John Mooney (4-25) and Yaqoob Ali (3-20) starred for the champions.

Lightning secured five points, enough to see them win the title ahead of their final game against the Warriors.