Neil Rock became the second Irish wicket-keeper to make a century in the space of 24 hours as Northern Knights went top of the table with a 52-run win over Munster Reds at The Mardyke.

The left-hander hit a quickfire 102 from only 73 balls (9 fours, 7 sixes) sharing a destructive sixth wicket stand of 102 in only 9.3 overs with Mark Adair.

'Sparky' cleared the ropes 5 times in a belligerent 38-ball 61 as the Knights recovered from 46 for 3 and 131 for 5 to post 302 - runs too for Cade Carmichael (47) and Theo van Woerkom (21).

The home side were reduced to 106 for 7 - four wickets for Van Woerkom - and it seemed as they would be able to begin the long trek back to Belfast early.

However, Munster showed great spirit and backbone to deny them the bonus point win as the last three wickets put on 144.

Liam McCarthy hit 10 fours and a six in his 74 from 56 deliveries, while Josh Manley - on loan from the Knights - followed up his three wickets with 44 (6 fours, 1 six).

Munster are back in action on Thursday when they host Leinster.