Tim Tector shared Ireland Academy’s high and low on the opening day of the European (T10) Championships Finals week in Malaga.

The younger brother of international Harry hit a 30-ball century against Spain but was out third ball for one in the late game as the Ireland XI crashed to a nine wickets defeat by Germany.

Tector finished 108 not out from 32 balls against the hosts with five fours and 13 sixes in Ireland’s 216 for three, the second highest total in the competition. Spain totalled 165 for six in reply.

But Germany, who knocked out Scotland in the group stages, continued where they left off by restricting Ireland to 130 for seven and then knocked off the runs with 14 balls to spare. Seamus Lynch, who had hit 50 off 13 balls against Spain followed up with 53 from 18 but of the rest only Brigade’s Cameron Melly and North West Warriors team-mate Jared Wilson, who hit two sixes in the final over, managed double figures.

Ireland play defending champions Netherlands, who lost to Italy in their first game, at 3pm on Tuesday.