Leinster Lightning Bolts made it a magnificent seven wins in a row as they brushed aside the Emerging Warriors in a one-sided contest at a sun-drenched Drummond.

Batting first Leinster scored 176 for 2, helped by an increasingly ragged bowling display, and the less said about the shambolic fielding effort the better.

Watching coaches Gary Wilson and Boyd Rankin will know there if much work to do to bring the standard set by the Leinster region.

Rory Anders (38) and Ali Frost put on 77 for the first wicket, while stand-in skipper Fionn Hand enjoyed himself by clearing the ropes four times in his 35 from 21 balls.

He and Frost added 64 in six overs as the hosts wilted in the heat, the stand ended by an excellent running catch by Tommy Orr - a rare highlight.

Gavin Hoey hit 2 sixes and 2 fours in the seven balls he faced, ending on 21 not out, while Frost, benefitting from several reprieves top scored with 71 not out from 57 balls (5 fours, 2 sixes).

Emerging Warriors openers Kyle Magee and Gavin Roulston

The Warriors gave youth a chance with the teenage pair of Kyle Magee and Gavin Roulston opening, but the latter was run out for 1, while Scott Macbeth was also run out - a brilliant direct hit by Frost.

Magee top scored with 18, while the Eglinton pair of Robbie Millar (16) and Tommy Orr (11) were the only other double figure contributions in their 84 all out.

Rory Anders (3-11), Gavin Hoey (2-3) and David O'Halloran (2-9) doing the damage on a day where little went right for the Warriors.

They have a chance to turn things around quickly as the sides meet again on Wednesday in a 45-overs game at The Bleachgreen (11am).