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Northern Knights versus Leinster Lightning (4th June) IP50 and (June 5th to 7th) IP Championship

Richard White
NCU PRO

The Northern Cricket Union has announced the Northern Knights squads for their first home fixtures in the 2017 Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial Series. The games are against Leinster Lightning in the Inter-Provincial 50 Series (IP50) and Inter-Provincial Championship (IPC).

Current champions in all three formats of the Inter-Provincial Series Leinster Lightning include Ireland Internationals Kevin O'Brien, Ed Joyce, George Dockrell and Andrew Balbirnie in their squad.

The Northern Knights will be captained by James Shannon in the forthcoming fixtures. John Matchett is included for the first time in the Northern Knights squad after impressing in recent Emerging Knights fixtures.

Unavailable for selection were Jacob Mulder (injury), and Greg Thompson for the IP Championship fixture due to work commitments.

June 4th (Sunday): IP50 - v Leinster Lightning at Belmont, Belfast - 10:45am Start

  • James Shannon (Captain)
  • Adam Dennison
  • Christopher Dougherty
  • Shane Getkate
  • Gary Kidd
  • John Matchett
  • Graeme McCarter
  • Robert McKinley
  • Lee Nelson
  • Nathan Smith
  • Nikolai Smith
  • Greg Thompson

June 5th to 7th (Monday to Wednesday): IP Championship - v Leinster Lightning at Stormont, Belfast - 11am Start

  • James Shannon (Captain)
  • Adam Dennison
  • Christopher Dougherty
  • Shane Getkate
  • Gary Kidd
  • John Matchett
  • Graeme McCarter
  • James McCollum
  • Robert McKinley
  • Lee Nelson
  • Nathan Smith
  • Nikolai Smith

All requests for interviews should be made through the Angela Platt, NCU General Manager (028 90 522664 / 07713512315) or Northern Knights Manager Andrew Rose (07967580122).