William Porterfield scored a brilliant 110 to guide the NW Warriors to a four-wicket win over Munster Reds to secure second place in the Interpro Cup.
The former Irish skipper bounced back from a disappointing international series against The Netherlands to put himself back in pole position to open against South Africa next month.
The 36 year-old unfurled a range of attacking drives hitting 14 boundaries and two sixes in his chanceless 110 from 123 balls.
William Porterfield on his way to 110: Pic: Matt Browne/Sportsfile
Chasing a challenging 290, the opening stand of 74 with Stephen Doheny (28) set he tone for an almost textbook chase, despite a slight wobble when skipper Andy McBrine (23) and List-A debutant Kyle Magee (4) fell in quick succession.
If truth be told they were helped by a Munster side that failed to exert pressure, too often bowling boundary balls, while the less said about their fielding, the better.
Porterfield added stands of 57 for the 4th wicket with Shane Getkate, who made a run-a-ball 24, and 55 with the impressive Graham Kennedy.
The CIYMS left-hander ensured no late nerves after Porterfield was dismissed, his unbeaten 52 from 48 balls contained seven boundaries, while there were breezy cameos from Nathan McGuire (23 off 10 balls) and William McClintock (12*).
Earlier, Munster had recovered from Craig Young's (3-48) early wickets to post 289 for 6.
Murray Commins (79) and skipper Tyrone Kane (78) starting the comeback, while Matt Ford and Fionn Hand added late fireworks.
173 came in the last 16 overs as boundaries flowed in an amazing onslaught,
Kane cleared the ropes five times, with Ford making 58 from 38 balls and Hand smashing five fours and three sixes in his 49 not out from just 21 balls as all the bowlers suffered.
Credit to Munster and the Mardyke for a feast of runs despite inclement conditions most of the day.
The next interprovincial action is the T20 Festival at Pembroke which runs from Friday to Sunday.