Superb Singh stars as Lightining crush Warriors

Stuart Thompson

SUPERB SINGH STARS AS LIGHTNING CRUSH WARRIORS

SIMI SINGH turned in a superb all-round performance as Leinster Lightning beat NW Warriors by 141 runs on a record-breaking day in the Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial Cup at Strabane.

Lightning racked up the highest total in the 50 overs format - 332 for 7, with Singh's 136 the record individual score.

The YMCA man hit 13 fours and 5 sixes in his 135 ball stay, as Lightning recovered from the loss of two early wickets to post the massive total.

Singh shared a 3rd wicket partnership of 202 with Lightning skipper John Anderson - another competition record.

The only disappointment for Lightning was the dimissal of Anderson for 77 (97 balls, 10 fours) when he looked set to score his 5th hundred of what has been an incredible season for the Irish international.

Andrew Poynter bludgeoned his way to 53 from just 39 balls (5 fours, 2 sixes) as Lightning piled on the agony for a beleaguered Warriors attack.

Singh followed up his batting masterclass by claiming 4 for 16 as Warriors were dismissed for just 191 - never threatening the total at any stage of the daunting run chase.

Only Fox Lodge professional Marco Marais showed any serious resistance - top scoring with 66 from 77 deliveries (8 fours, 1 six).

Max Sorensen (2-23) returned to bowling action dismissing Scott Campbell and Stuart Thompson.

The Warriors have a chance at instant revenge as the teams are in action again tomorrow (TUE) at Bready in the Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial 3 day Championship (11am).

HANLEY ENERGY INTER-PROVINCIAL CUP At Strabane Park,

LEINSTER LIGHTNING 332-7 (50 overs, S Singh 136, J Anderson 77, A Poynter 53, S Thompson 4-64, W McClintock 2-42)

NW WARRIORS 191 all out (41.3 overs, M Marais 66, A McBrine 25, D Rankin 24, S Campbell 20, S Singh 4-16, M Sorensen 2-23)

Leinster Lightning beat NW Warriors by 141 runs