Man of the Match Morgan Topping's unbeaten half century helped Northern Knights to a bonus point win as they beat NW Warriors to top the table after the first T20 Festival in Cork.

The Waringstown batter hit 6 fours and 3 sixes in his 51 not out from just 28, as he and skipper Neil Rock (20*) shared an unbroken stand of 50 in 4 overs to race to the win.

Chasing 165, Ross Adair went early, but Ruhan Pretorius (43) and Cade Carmichael (44) both hit 6 boundaries as well as clearing the ropes as the powerful Knights batting fired again.

The Warriors total of 164 for 9 was built around 39 from Stephen Doheny and 29 from Shane Getkate.

The innings though petered out as the Warriors power men didn't come off on this occasion.

Matty Foster took four wickets, while there were two apiece for Tom Mayes and Tyron Koen in a statement win for Simon Johnston's side.

Hosts Munster Reds finished a low-key T20 Festival on a winning note as they easily chased down Leinster Lightning’s 157 for 5 to secure a five wickets win with 3.5 overs to spare.

The big news off the field was the interim appointment of Andre Botha as the new Lightning Coach, with Nigel Jones off back to Cricket Ireland.

Sam Harbinson and Adam Rosslee (pictured) both made 45 as they added 62 for the 5th wicket – runs too for skipper Tim Tector (31) and Seamus Lynch (20). Liam McCarthy (2-27) was best with the ball for the hosts. 

Nathan McGuire – surplus to requirements at the Warriors – showed the Reds just what he can do as he cleared the ropes four times in a hard-hit 34 to get the chase off to a flyer.

Murray Commins kept the rate going with a fluent 37 (7 fours), while there were also breezy cameos from Connor Fletcher (28), Tyrone Kane (18*) and Matt Ford (15*).

The next Festival is in five weeks’ time at Bready.