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Knights facing uphill battle to stop Lightning striking again

By Ian Callender

It's one down and two to go for Leinster Lightning when they face Northern Knights at Rathmines tomorrow with the Inter-provincial Cup up for grabs.

With the Twenty20 Trophy already in the cabinet, they will retain the 50-over Cup with victory in what is their last match.

Captain John Anderson is still not fit to take his place in the side but Eddie Richardson lifted the T20 trophy in his absence last week, with victory against the Knights, and it will be a major surprise if he is not doing the same again tomorrow night.

Ominously for the NCU side, new Ireland international Sean Terry is fit to return and young Rush opening batsman Stephen Doheny is also in the squad.

Terry and his YMCA team-mates, Yaqoob Ali and Simmi Singh, along with Leinster's George Dockrell are all involved in the Leinster Senior Cup final today so maybe a night of celebration will be Knights' best chance of retaining their title hopes.

Today's fixtures (11am): Ulster Bank Premier League: Carrickfergus v Instonians, Lisburn v Derriaghy, Waringstown v North Down.

Section One: Academy v Woodvale, Armagh v Muckamore, Ballymena v Downpatrick, Bangor v Lurgan, Saintfield v Donaghcloney. Sunday: Armagh v Saintfeld Woodvale v Lurgan

Section Two: Cliftonville v Cregagh, Cooke Collegians v Millpark, Laurelvale v Holywood, Templepatrick v BISC

Section Three (noon): Larne v Ards, Donaghadee v Dunmurry, Newforge v Dungannon, Victoria v Monaghan

Tomorrow: Long's SuperValu Premiership (noon): Eglinton v Bready

Championship: Bonds Glen v Killyclooney, St Johnston v Fox Lodge

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