Tim Tector's unbeaten century ensured Ireland got Championship week off to a winning start with a 51-run win over hosts Spain at the Cartama Oval.

The YMCA batsman hit 13 sixes and 5 fours in his 108 off 32 balls as the Irish posted a mammoth 216 for 3.

He shared stands of 70 with a Seamus Lynch for the second wicket - who continued his love affair with the T10 tournament as he pummelled 7 sixes and 2 fours in his 12-ball half century - and 86 for the third wicket with Scott Macbeth (22).

Skipper Sam Harbinson (14*) also cleared the ropes twice as the Irish innings saw 23 sixes and 10 fours scored.

Tector dismissed the dangerous Daniel Doyle-Calle second ball, and despite hard-hit cameos from Ihsan (43 - 6 sixes) and Yasin (37* - 5 sixes) Ireland were always in control.

Pembroke leg-spinner Gavin Hoey (2-17) was one of the few bowlers in the contest to escape serious punishment as Spain ended on 165 for 6.


Ireland were brought down to earth after a nine-wicket humbling by Germany who made light work of a potentially tricky 130 target.

Seamus Lynch again made a powerful half century, hitting seven sixes in his 18-ball 53 as he and Cameron Melly (25) got them off to a quick start in an opening stand of 46.

Thereafter the innings stuttered as Man of the Match Ghulam Ahmadi (3-17) and Fayaz Khan (2-17) took wickets at regular intervals.

There were some late blows from Jared Wilson (14*), Gavin Hoey (12) and Sam Harbinson (10*) but a total of 130 for 7 looked light at the halfway stage and so it proved.

Tim Tector took a wicket in the opening over having been hit twice out of the park, but that was the sole success for the Irish as the Germans powered to victory, with a second wicket stand of 120 between Jamshed Khan who hit 6 fours and 5 sixes in a top score of 60 from 24 balls, and Shahid Afridi who thumped five maximums in his 18-ball unbeaten 44.

A chastening loss for Pete Johnston's side who face defending champions The Netherlands on Tuesday afternoon.