The Emerging Knights made it four wins from four as they overcame a late wobble to secure a bonus point win that means they keep pace with leaders Leinster Bolts going into the final phase of the Future Series in three weeks time.

Jordan Neill hit 10 fours and a 6 in a blistering 56 from just 36 balls for Munster Heat, but only Haydn Melly (29) got past 20 in a disappointing total of 130.

There were four wickets for Carrickfergus captain CJ van der Walt, plus two apiece for Ewan Wilson and Harry Dyer.

Skipper Paddy Beverland (30) and Jake Egan (24) got the chase off to a decent start and at 83 for 3 and 112 for 4, it looked a routine win. However, a flurry of wickets saw four fall for just four runs, and at 116 for 8, it looked as if the Knights had blown it.

However, teenager Dyer kept a cool head and secured the points that ensured the journey home was a happy one for Simon Johnston's side.

It was a tale of two centuries at The Bleachgreen as Leinster Bolts survived an early scare to secure a six-wickets win over the Emerging Warriors.

The hosts, with the exception of Liam Doherty struggled against the Bolts attack. The Eglinton opener dominated the innings - hitting 12 fours and clearing the ropes three times in a brilliant 113 from 119 balls.

He eventually fell to a stunning running catch by Matt Weldon, who dived full length at deep cover to cling on as the Warriors made 194.

Dylan Lues (4-38), Daniel Forkin (3-29) and Cian Egerton (2-30) were the pick of the Dubliners attack.

Swapnil Modgill and David Vincent fell cheaply to Josh Wilson and Trent McKeegan, and at 7 for 2 the Warriors sensed a shock.

However, Chris De Freitas showed his class, hitting a brilliant hundred to settle the contest. The Balbriggan man shared stands of 67 for the third wicket with Adam Rosslee (26) and 83 for the fourth with John McNally - who hit 53 from 45 balls (5 fours, 3 sixes).

It looked as if De Freitas would just miss out on his hundred, as with 10 required for the win, he was on 86. However, he thumped two extra cover drives before depositing Scott Macbeth over deep midwicket to get the landmark and the victory.

The Knights and Bolts now meet at Stormont on August 9th and 10th to decide the tournament winners.