The North West Warriors got their interprovincial campaign off to a perfect start as they secured a bonus point win, beating defending champions Munster Reds by six wickets at The Mardyke in Cork.

Stand-in skipper Shane Getkate  hit four sixes on his way to a Man-of-the-Match 56 not out.

He shared stands of 63 with debutants Ani Chore, who made 33, and an unbroken 42 with Cameron Melly, who scored an unbeaten 27 as they reached their 150 target in the 40th over.

Another pair of debutants were the bowling heroes for Boyd Rankin's side - Ardmore's Harry Zimmermann taking 4 for 36 and Eglinton professional Mike Erlank 3 for 21, while Brigade seamer Ryan Macbeth took two wickets as the Munster side slipped from 63 for 0 to 149 all out.

The Warriors are back in action next week when they host Leinster Lightning at Bready on Tuesday.

Before then Leinster Lightning are in action twice this week - hosting Northern Knights on Tuesday and Munster Reds on Thursday - both at Sydney Parade.