James Shannon's century helps Northern Knights draw Interpro against Leinster

James Shannon
James Shannon produced a captain's innings for the Northern Knights

An unbeaten 140 from skipper James Shannon helped the Northern Knights earn a draw against Leinster Lightning in the three-day Interpro at Stormont.

The Knights started the day with a 55-run first-innings deficit but after slipping to 166-6, Shannon's knock enabled the home side to save the game.

Shannon hit three sixes and 17 fours as he and Graeme McCarter (62 no) produced an unbeaten partnership of 162 runs.

Leinster's first-inning lead gave them 10 points as the Knights took nine.

Hanley Energy Irish Interprovincial - Day Three

Northern Knights 233 (85.4 overs): J McCollum 119 no, R McKinley 29, E Richardson 4-33, P Chase 3-41; 328-6 (96 overs): J Shannon 140 no, G McCarter 62 no

Leinster Lightning 288 (95.0 overs): J Tector 75, A Balbirnie 56; G Kidd 3-70, G McCarter 2-44.

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