Northern Knights' firepower once again served them well as they made light work a potentially challenging 129 chase in a game reduced to 12 overs due to...a swarm of bees....They wouldn't 'buzz off' leading to a lengthy stoppage of 1hr 50 mins.

The Reds had been 91 for 2 after 10,4 overs and got to face just another 8 balls in which they scored 15 runs and lost 3 wickets.

Gareth Delany (32) and Murray Commins (28*) were top scores in their 106 for 5 - which DLS adjusted upwards.

Ruhan Pretorius took three wickets and then he and Ross Adair went on a boundary blitz in a brilliant opening partnership of 96 in 7.5 overs.

Pretorius hit 4 fours and cleared the ropes three times in his 44 from 31 balls, while Adair's 39 included 4 fours and 2 sixes.

Ben White took two wickets but by that stage the damage was done, with Knights sealing the win with 8 balls left.

The North West Warriors made it two bonus point wins from two games as they inflicted a record defeat on a beleaguered Leinster Lightning side.

Stephen Doheny (33) and Aaron Gillespie (15) laid the platform with an opening stand of 41 in 6 overs, while skipper Shane Getkate and Jared Wilson (20) kept the board moving as they added 65 in 6 overs.

Getkate top-scored with 55 from 34 balls (8 fours, 1 six), while 60 came from the last five overs thanks primarily to William McClintock (34 in 3 balls), who bludgeoned five sixes - four in one Gavin Hoey over - as the Warriors finished on 180 for 7.

Barry McCarthy had the excellent analysis of 4 for 12 amidst the carnage and it was he who was the only highlight of a pitiful batting reply.

He top-scored with 27 which included three sixes, but Lightning were bundled out for just 99.

Left-arm spinner Cian Robertson took four wickets and Trent McKeegan two.

The highlights of a fine Warriors fielding effort was a superb catch by Scott Macbeth at point, as well a brilliant direct hit to account for Mark Donegan.

In Thursday's matches, Warriors and Knights meet in the morning game (11am), while Munster and Leinster play in the afternoon match (3.30pm).