After a comprehensive opening victory over the North West Warriors last week, the second IP50 game of the season sees Leinster Lightning face Munster Reds, with the fixture again being played in Sydney Parade.
Nigel Jones’ side sees a couple of changes from last week’s squad, with Gavin Hoey and Greg Ford returning to the side in place of Mitchell Thompson and Rory Anders, whilst Simi Singh is out due to a rib injury, and is replaced in the squad by Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin.
Jones was very pleased by last week’s start against the Warriors;
“It was a pleasing start, last week against the Warriors, undoubtedly there were things that we did well and things that we can improve on as well. Given the conditions last week, it was slippery under foot and our pacemen had to deal with that for the first 8-10 overs and I think did a reasonable job all things considered, it certainly wasn’t easy.”
Looking to his wicket takers, it was the performances of the skipper and debutant that pleased the Lightning coach the most;
“The taller men of Dockrell and Tector were able to bowl the ball into the pitch and really helped to break partnerships and restrict the Warriors to under 200, which was really pleasing.”
Jones was also happy to have some new blood in the side;
“Also young Muzamil Sherzad getting an opportunity is great for him and his development and pleasing to see what he can continue to bring to this environment if he gets further opportunities”
Jones was quick to praise the Tector brothers, who put together a good performance in the run chase, in particular Tim’s adaption to his role at the top of the order, and Harry’s class and stroke play which saw the side a long way towards their victory.
Leinster Lightning Squad to play Munster Reds
May 10th – Sydney Parade
George Dockrell* (Phoenix)
Lorcan Tucker+ (Pembroke)
Andy Balbirnie (Pembroke)
Jack Carty (Merrion)
Greg Ford (Balbriggan)
Gavin Hoey (Dublin University/Pembroke)
Josh Little (Pembroke)
Barry McCarthy (Pembroke)
Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin (The Hills)
Muzamil Sherzad (North Kildare)
Harry Tector (YMCA)
Tim Tector (YMCA)
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