North West Warriors tamely surrendered their T20 inter-provincial crown with a third straight defeat as Leinster Lightning stormed through the field to complete a hat-trick of wins.

George Dockrell, the player of the week at the Pembroke festival, received the trophy from Cricket Ireland president David Griffin after a personal contribution of 138 runs for just once out and five wickets.

Northern Knights were Lightning’s final victims yesterday afternoon, the match between the two unbeaten teams this week, but it turned into a non-event as Barry McCarthy took four wickets and Dockrell three as the NCU side were shot out for 96.

Lightning, who required a bonus point win to claim the trophy after the Reds had beaten Warriors by six wickets in the morning match, took only 10.2 overs to claim the title.

It was a good day for the Ireland internationals in their last representative game before next week’s two T20 internationals against South Africa in Bristol, with skipper Andrew Balbirnie leading the way for Lightning with 52 from 24 balls (seven fours, three sixes) and Harry Tector hitting the winning run, his 28th from just 14 deliveries.

Barry McCarthy is also on the plane on Sunday morning and although he was left out of all three games against New Zealand last week, he put his hand up for inclusion with his career-best T20 figures of four for 18.

Hopefully Paul Stirling is saving his runs for next week after he managed just 54 across the Knights’ three matches this week, while captain Mark Adair scored only 14 – although he was also their leading wicket-taker with six.

After four first innings totals of over 200, it was never going to be as easy to score runs on a used pitch yesterday but the Reds made light of the Warriors total of 165 for eight, romping to victory at the start of the 15th over.

Reds captain PJ Moor, the former Zimbabwe Test player who seems destined to be capped by Ireland after he qualifies in October, was the most impressive batter of the day, hitting 74 from just 30 balls with three fours and eight sixes after Murray Commins, who has already played for Ireland Wolves, had hit 42 off 24 balls in an opening stand of 90 in seven overs.

Gareth Delany, after just 14 runs in his first two games, was 25 not out after hitting the winning six with Kevin O’Brien – whose long international career looks to be over – 18 not out from just five balls at the other end.

Warriors opener Stephen Doheny, also Bristol-bound, had scored his second 50 of the week and he too could be closing in on a first Ireland cap.

The inter-provincial season may be over for the men, but the women’s Super 50 Cup has four games left with the (Northern Ireland) Dragons involved in three of them, starting tomorrow at Holywood when they play Laura Delany’s Typhoons at 10.45am.

Scores: North West Warriors 165-8 (S Doheny 58, A McBrine 32, J Wilson 19; D Delany 3-17, C Campher 3-33) Munster Reds 168-4 (14.1 overs, PJ Moor 74, M Commins 42, G Delany 25, K O’Brien 18 not out; S Macbeth 3-24). Reds won by 6 wickets.

Northern Knights 96 (14.4 overs, C Carmichael 26, N Rock 22, T Mayes 20, P Stirling 10; B McCarthy 4-18, G Dockrell 3-13, S Singh 2-26) Leinster Lightning 97-4 (10.2 overs, A Balbirnie 52, H Tector 28 not out; M Adair 2-25, M Foster 2-32). Lightning won by 6 wickets