Resuming on Day 3 just 86 runs behind with nine first innings wickets in hand, the Lightning would have hoped for a dry day and to get off to a flyer in the morning session.
The weather gods had other ideas however and a heavy shower at 10am put paid to starting on time and 104 overs in the day.
Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin and Andrew Balbirnie eventually took the field at 12.43pm with 20 overs lost from the day’s play. The Hills’ opener McLoughlin-Gavin (23) added just five to his overnight score before a leading edge went towards Porterfield at mid-on and he took a good catch diving forward.
Balbirnie who survived two slip chances last night, was extremely patient and watchful as he moved to a half-century off 104 deliveries. Having done the hard work however, Balbirnie would fall just two balls later.
Looking to sweep McBrine to long leg, he got a top edge and Boyd Rankin was waiting at 45 to take the catch.
That last shower has done for the match and it's a draw between the Lightning and the Warriors, 11 match points for the Lightning to 8 for the Warriors pic.twitter.com/RRu8kM6imC— Leinster Lightning (@LCU_Lightning) June 19, 2019
Kevin O’Brien and Lorcan Tucker fell in quick succession as the Lightning fell from 106/2 to 113/5 in five overs.
Simi Singh (34* off 106) who was doggedly resistant at the other end was joined by captain George Dockrell 26* and they added 39 runs together before a heavy shower arrived at ten past four and forced the players off for an early Tea.
Although the players returned to the field for three balls at half five, the rain returned once again and that was the end of proceedings in the north west.
The Lightning take 11 match points for bowling the Warriors out and passing 150 runs. The next IPC match for the Lightning is at home to the Northern Knights in Malahide at the end of July but next on the schedule is the Smartwater Summer Smash against Middlesex at Pembroke Cricket Club this Friday, June 21st at 5.30pm.
InterProvincial Championship, North West Warriors v Leinster Lightning
Day 3 of 3, at Bready Cricket Club;
Stumps on Day 3
North West Warriors 135 a/o 59.3 overs (W Porterfield 25, A Gillespie 22; S Singh 3-15, P Chase 2-24)
Leinster Lightning 152/5 55 overs (A Balbirnie 50, S Singh 34*, G Dockrell 26*; C Young 3-45)
Leinster Lightning – 11
North West Warriors – 8