Unbeaten Centuries Secure Ireland’s Victory in Warm-up Game
In a warm-up game for the upcoming Test against England, Ireland secured a stunning victory over Essex thanks to unbeaten centuries from Peter Moor and James McCollum. The game was played at Chelmsford with Essex declaring on an impressive 304-8 which gave Ireland a target of 232 runs to win in just 50 overs.
Moor & McCollum Shine as Openers
Peter Moor and James McCollum both had outstanding performances during this match. Moor hit an incredible unbeaten score of 118 with five sixes and twelve fours while his partner, McCollum finished the match scoring exactly one hundred runs from his one-hundred-thirty-four balls faced.
The openers achieved their target relatively easily due to their exceptional performance that set up the run-chase for the Irish team who completed it successfully.
Ireland’s All-Rounder Mark Adair Shines For Essex
Playing for Essex, all-rounder Mark Adair made significant contributions towards his side’s effort by hitting eighty-five runs off sixty-six balls. His substantial knock helped him share in a huge partnership stand worth one hundred twenty-four runs with Will Buttleman (scoring sixty-five) that came off just one-hundred-eleven deliveries. Both Graham Hume and Tom Mayes picked up three wickets each in the second innings of the game.
Ireland Show Great Form Ahead Of The Lord’s Test Against England
This is great news for Ireland ahead of its scheduled test match against England at Lord’s which starts on Thursday. This win should provide them with some much-needed confidence going into the game. Ireland will be hoping to build on this performance and carry it through into the test match.