James McCollum scored a magnificent 170 but it wasn't enough to prevent Ireland Wolves losing the first match of their Scotland tour.

The Waringstown and Northern Knights opener did his senior international ambitions no harm as he struck 27 fours and cleared the ropes once in a superb 133-ball knock as the Irish threatened to chase down an imposing hosts target of 347.

McCollum dominated stands of 114 for the second wicket with Andy McBrine (33) and 77 for the thrid with skipper Harry Tector (27).

However the Wolves slid from 226 for 2 to 301 all out as scoreboard pressure told - three wickets apiece for Scottish internationals Mark Watt (3-52) and Michael Leask (3-53) - four of the six victims trapped lbw.

Scotland's total of 347 for 9 was based around an opening stand of 155 in 27 overs between Michael English (100) and Owais Shah (78).

Leask kept the momentum going with a powerful 80 from just 46 balls (9 fours, 3 sixes) before being dismissed by Craig Young (3-85).

Harry Tector (2-39) and Tyrone Kane (1-36) were the pick of the attack, while there was a debut wicket at this level for JJ Garth (1-27).

The teams meet again today (WED) at the same venue, before finishing off with a T20 contest on Thursday.