Munster Heat beat the Emerging Warriors by 25 runs to condemn the North West to last place in the inaugural Future Series competition.

The hosts batted first and posted 145 for 8 in their 20 overs, with skipper Harvey Wootton hitting 5 fours and 3 sixes in a 46-ball half century.

Three wickets apiece for debutant Rhys Logue (3-19) and Conor Olphert (3-32) put the Warriors on top as Munster were struggling on 106 for 7 after 17 overs.

However Zubair Hassan Khan clubbed four sixes in 32 from just 12 balls to get them up to a competitive total.

In the chase, wickets for Brandon Kruger and Mattie Brewster meant the Warriors were always behind the required rate despite skipper Graham Kennedy's even time 49 (2 fours, 3 sixes).

There was little meaningful support for Kennedy as the chase in truth somewhat petered out.

You get the impression this was one game too far for the North West, and one that they could very much have done without.

Certainly plenty of work for Head Coach Gary Wilson to do with this level, who at times have looked to be lacking seriously in the quality and depth needed.