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Northern Knights to play North West Warriors in Inter Provincial T20 Opener

Richard White
(NCU PRO)
 

The Northern Cricket Union has announced the Northern Knights squad for the 2018 Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial 20 Series (IP20) fixture against North West Warriors, at Stormont, Belfast, on Friday May 18th.

The fixture was originally to be played at Middle Road, Carrickfergus, however due to the persistent rain in recent weeks the match has been transferred to Stormont. The NCU appreciates Civil Service Sports Association taking the fixture at short notice.

The Northern Knights will be captained by James Shannon, with Nigel Jones making a comeback in Twenty 20 cricket. Nathan Smith and Robert McKinley were unavailable for selection due to injury. Mark Adair returns to Inter Provincial action following his spell in England with Warwickshire County Cricket Club.

New additions to the Northern Knights squad for 2018 are former Leinster pair Harry Tector and Neil Rock. Both players represented Ireland at the Under 19 World Cup in New Zealand at the start of the year.

The current Hanley Energy Inter Provincial 20 Series champions are Leinster Lightening.

May 18th (Friday): IP20 - v North West Warriors at Stormont, Belfast - 5pm Start

  • James Shannon (Captain)
  • Mark Adair
  • Shane Getkate
  • Nigel Jones
  • Gary Kidd
  • James McCollum
  • Jacob Mulder
  • Neil Rock (Wicket Keeper)
  • Alistair Shields
  • Nikolai Smith
  • Harry Tector
  • Greg Thompson

Andrew White stepped down from his role as Northern Knights selector in January, following his appointment as Chairman of Selectors for the Ireland Men's Team. Robin Haire and Ryan Eagleson continue in their role as selectors with the Knights.

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).