GEORGE DOCKRELL ended a triumphant three days at Sydney Parade by lifting the InterPro T20 Trophy last night as his Leinster Lightning side pipped Munster Reds on run-rate to regain the title.

After playing a key role in Lightning’s two previous wins at the festival, it was fitting that skipper Dockrell was in the middle as Harry Tector struck a four and single to take the hosts to a bonus point victory over the Northern Knights, In 10.2 overs.

While Dockrell’s lusty hitting had helped his side beat Munster and the North-West Warriors, it was his three wickets allied to Barry McCarthy’s career-best 4-18 that saw the Knights bowled out for only 96.

Lightning needed to reach their target inside 16 overs to collect the all-important bonus point and did so at a canter after Andy Balbirnie had warmed up for next week’s two T20 internationals against South Africa in Bristol with a classy 52.

The Reds began the festival as strong favourites to add the T20 Trophy to their One-Day Cup but after two defeats even a convincing six-wicket victory over the Warriors, in which skipper PJ Moor smashed 74 from 30 balls, was not quite enough.

David Delany bowled a fiery four overs for a return of 3-18 and was awarded man-of-the-match as the Warriors were restricted to 165-8 - a total that was quickly shown to be inadequate as Moor rained eight sixes.