Leinster Looking to Push Forward on Day 2
The Leinster Lightning sit on 193/6 as Day 2 gets underway at Bready, George Dockrell 84 not out and looking to push the lead on this morning.
That lead is 113 runs over the Warriors after Peter Chase’s career best 5-24 in First Class cricket saw the home side dismissed for 80.
Rush’s Stephen Doheny received his Championship cap yesterday and he believes the Lightning are in a strong position heading in to Day 2.
“Obviously, we’ve had a very good day yesterday. The guys bowled very with Chaser getting his 5-fer and Max fitting back in so well too.
“To back that up with George batting so well, we’re in a good position.”
The Lightning have spoken about being positive on a tricky pitch without talking about a score to target.
“The pitch has a ball with your name on it if you’re just sitting there, you are almost a sitting duck, so it’s hard to put a score up. The guys will try and get themselves in this morning and see where it goes from there,” added Doheny.
His opening partner, the wily John Anderson agrees with his teammate.
“Yesterday was a really good day and we’ve got to press home the advantage now today,” Anderson said.
“If we do that it will leave us in a strong position in the Championship table and for retaining our title.”
Play resumes at 11am with the Lightning leading by 113 runs with four first innings wickets in hand.
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