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Lightning strike again to knock over Knights

Leinster Lightning 168-6 Northern Knights 115-8

On an evening when Leinster Lightning's big guns all fired, the inevitable result was a second straight win over Northern Knights in the inter-provincial Twenty20 Trophy.

From John Anderson's whirlwind 61, off just 36 balls, to Alex Cusack and Max Sorensen's wickets at less than five runs an over, it proved a one-sided game at YMCA, with Lightning worth every one of their 53-runs victory margin.

John Mooney's intriguing decision to open the batting backfired as Neil Gill trapped him in his second over but that was as good as it got for Knights with Kenny Carroll and Anderson adding 69 in the next eight overs.

Andrew Poynter (35 off 22) and Max Sorensen (36 off 23) then piled on the agony sharing another five fours and three sixes.

Knights slumped to 43 for four and although Greg Thompson and Shane Getkate hit back, hopes of victory were long gone.

Scores: Leinster Lightning 168-6 (J Anderson 61, M Sorensen 36, A Poynter 35, K Carroll 26; N Gill 2-18); Northern Knights 115-8 (G Thompson 34, S Getkate 22; A Cusack 2-16, M Sorensen 2-16). Lightning won by 53 runs

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