Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Home Sport Cricket

Wilson all set for his Knights debut

By Ian Callender

Published 06/08/2016

Selected: Gary Wilson is set to make his Knights debut
Selected: Gary Wilson is set to make his Knights debut

Gary Wilson is set to make his Northern Knights debut on Monday in their three-day Championship game against North West Warriors at Comber.

The out-of-favour Surrey professional is just awaiting clearance from Cricket Ireland but has been selected for the team, a week ahead of Ireland's two-match one-day international series against Pakistan.

The Knights completed their Twenty20 fixture list last night at Strabane Park but their inexperienced line-up was no match for an almost full strength North West Warriors, who won by 52 runs.

The game marked the return to inter-pro action of Craig Young, after injury, and Stuart Thompson after his time-out.

Young bowled four overs for 22 runs, without taking a wicket, and Thompson looked better with the bat than the ball although he did take two wickets in two balls. Earlier he had scored 39 off 32 balls but was upstaged by Brigade's Ryan Hunter, who hit 79 off 51 with eight fours and four sixes. Craig Lewis, with 18 off 16 balls, was the best of the Knights debutants.

Scores: Warriors 192-4 (R Hunter 79, S Thompson 39, D Hyatt 27, A McBrine 22 not out; Nik Smith 2-25) Knights 140-6 (S Getkate 30, R McKinley 20 not out, Nik Smith 20; J Robinson 2-15, D Scanlon 2-22, S Thompson 2-24). Warriors won by 52 runs

Belfast Telegraph

How to Complain

If you have a complaint about the editorial content of the Belfast Telegraph or Sunday Life then contact the Editor here. If you are not satisfied with the response provided then you can contact the Independent Press Standards Organisation here

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph