Six wickets for six runs. Rory Anders will remember those figures for a long time, as he bowled the Bolts to a 49-run DLS victory over the Emerging Knights on Sunday.
Anders was unplayable at times with the ball as the Bolts defended 188, having themselves being bowled out by the Emerging Knights after losing their last six wickets for just 22-runs.
Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin and Stephen Doheny (30) had earlier put on 88 for the second wicket after the early loss of skipper Gareth Delany. McLoughlin-Gavin continuing his great form with the bat, looked composed at the crease and deserved a half-century but unfortunately fell for 49.
Michael Lewis (39) also continued his early season form including two massive sixes before Jacob Mulder bowled the Knights right back into the game. His four for 29 off 10 overs ensured that the Bolts were all out in the 46th over rather than pushing past 250 as they had threatened early on.
The Knights had all the momentum at the innings break, however Rory Anders quickly wrested it back to the blue side. Taking two in two to remove Matchett and Topping, the Knights were quickly 34/2.
Anders’ YMCA teammate Fionn Hand offered plenty of support taking three for 45 off his nine overs. This included an important wicket of Sam Gordon (40, 5x4) who batted well but ended tamely chipping to Doheny at mid-off.
That left the stage clear for Anders to return to the attack and finish the innings. In the 37th over he took two in a row again, dismissing Magowan and Bryans to wrap up the victory by 49-runs on DLS.
50-Over Match, Leinster Lightning Bolts v Emerging Knights
At College Park, Trinity College, Dublin;
Leinster Lightning Bolts 188 a/o 45.3/50 overs (C McLoughlin-Gavin 49, M Lewis 39, S Doheny 30; J Mulder 10-0-29-4, M Topping 5-0-21-2)
Emerging Knights 133 a/o 37/45 overs (CJ van der Welt 40, A Adey 26; R Anders 7-4-6-6, F Hand 9-0-45-3, G Delany 5-1-14-1)