Leinster Lightning beat Northern Knights in T20 Inter-Pro opener

Andrew Poynter's unbeaten 52 helped Leinster Lightning beat the Northern Knights by five runs in the opening T20 Inter-Provincial at Stormont.

Poynter's six off his final ball helped Leinster post 144-7 after Knights skipper Andrew White had opted to bowl.

Nigel Jones top-scored for the Knights with 61 but a Tyrone Kane hat-trick halted the home side's run-chase.

A late 19 from Gary Kidd gave the Knights hope but he was unable to hit a six off Max Sorensen's last ball.