NW defeat NCU in Under 17 Interprovincial
NW U17 215/9 (50 overs, A Pierce 40, R Chopra 34, J Magee 34, J Millar 24, R Hood 2-19, M McCord 2-20, P Eakin 2-31)
NCU U17 174/10 (48.3 overs, P Eakin 47, A Dennison 44, J Hunter 23, J Millar 2-11, R Allen 2-31, J Magee 2-45, C Cooke 1-4, R Chopra 1-19)
NW Under 17 beat NCU U17 by 41 runs.
A solid all-round team performance from the NW Under 17's was enough to inflict a 41 run defeat on their Northern counterparts at Coleraine in the Interprovincial series.
Batting first the NW scored 215 for 9 in their 50 overs, with Andrew Pierce top scoring with 40, There were also useful cameos from Jamie Magee (34), Rishi Chopra (34), and Jamie Millar (24).
Richard Hood (2-19), Matthew McCord (2-20), and Peter Eakin (2-31) were the most successful of the NCU attack.
In reply Adam Dennison with 44 (6 fours) and Jay Hunter (23) gave their side a solid opening platform adding 78 for the opening partnership. However their dismissal sparked a collapse to 112 for 7, and only some powerful striking from North Down's Peter Eakin gave the total a healthier look.
Eakin hit 3 sixes aand 2 fours in a top score of 47, but it was all in vain as the NCU were dismissed for 174 with nine balls remaining.
Jamie Millar (2-11), Ross Allen (2-31), Jamie Magee (2-45), Curtis Cooke (1-4) and Rishi Chopra (1-19) were the wicket takers for the NW.