North-West Warriors on top against Leinster Lightning in Inter-Provincial game

Stuart Thompson hit 18 boundaries in his unbeaten 136 against Leinster Lightning on Tuesday
Stuart Thompson hit 18 boundaries in his unbeaten 136 against Leinster Lightning on Tuesday

North-West Warriors finished day one of their Inter-Provincial match against Leinster Lightning on a commanding 358-3 at Sydney Parade.

An undefeated fourth-wicket partnership of 265 between Niall O'Brien (129 no) and Stuart Thompson (136 no) in the three-day game set a Warriors record.

Warriors were 26-2 before Aaron Gillespie and O'Brien added 67 valuable runs for the third wicket.

O'Brien and Thompson each hit a six on a perfect batting wicket.

Leinster Lightning are likely to face a big target but with their formidable batting line up there will be some interesting cricket in store.

North-West Warriors 358-3 (104 overs) S Thompson 136 no, N O'Brien 129 no; K J O'Brien 2-38, T Kane 2-69.

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