Leinster Lightning Bolts top the Emerging Interpro series after they beat the Emerging Knights, who had earlier put Munster Heat to the sword. Ireland U19s won convincingly against the Emerging Warriors.

The fluctuating fortunes of cricket was exemplified today by Ross Adair who in the morning game clubbed 13 fours and 11 sixes on his way to 136 from 49 balls against Munster Heat at North Kildare.

Ross Adair

Mercifully he retired before inflicting any further damage on the Heat men, as the Knights made 247 for 7 - Morgan Topping making 42 and Luke O'Reilly taking three wickets in the carnage.

Munster to their credit came out swinging and Murtaza Siddiqui cleared the ropes five times in a hard-hibertt 47 from 22 balls, while Brandon Kruger made a run a ball 35.

Cian Robertson took three wickets, while there were two apiece for Max Burton and Ben Mackey.

In the afternoon game Adair lasted just three balls - one of three victims for left-arm spinner Cillian McDonnell.

Morgan Topping made 34 while the other ten batsmen managed just a combined 32 as they were bundled out for just 73 - Gavin Hoey's excellent week continuing as he took three wickets, while David O'Halloran claimed two.

Bolts lost two early wickets to Cian Roberston, but the nerves were settled by a 39-run partnership between Jamie Grassi and Conor Fletcher (20).

However, they slumped to 60 for 7 and it needed Grassi's unbeaten 33 to get them over the line with a three wicket win.

In the North West Ireland Under 19s bounced back from Monday's loss to beat the Emerging Warriors by 80 runs.

Emerging Warriors

Nathan McGuire took advantage of an early reprieve as he struck seven fours in a fluent 33 from 22 balls, while Instonians' Jack Dickson top scored with 49, which included three sixes.

St Johnston's Scott Macbeth also cleared the ropes three times as he made 41 not out as they posted 162 for 5 - Graham Kennedy (2-7) the pick of the home side.

DD Barr and Kyle Magee made a steady start to the chase reaching 30 for 0 before the wheels came off.

Lisburn's Cameron Doak took 4 for 12, while McGuire claimed 3 for 14 and leg-spinner Robbie Millar on his home pitch also picked up two wickets as the Warriors were skittled for just 82.

The Warriors have a chance to make amends when they take on the Knights in a 40-overs match on Thursday at Ardmore, while the 19s are down in Cork on Friday.

Ireland U19s