The spoils were shared on the opening day of Scotland's T20 Regional Series with the Highlanders and Knights recording wins in contrasting matches.

The first game saw the Highlanders attack dominate, the tone set by the first over dismissal of Olli Hairs by Safyaan Sharif.

Dylan Budge (30) attempted to build a recovery, but he became one of four scalps for spinner Chris Greaves who also accounted for Mark Watt, Ali Evans and Joe Kinghorn-Gray as the Highlanders were skittled for just 97.

The modest target proved little trouble for the Highlanders, with Kyle Coetzer making an unbeaten 49 (7 fours, 1 six) as they strolled to an eight wicket win in the 12th over.

Michael Leask (23*) and Rory Johnston (22) also chipped in.

In the second game, Oli Hairs had a point to prove and made the bowlers pay as he bludgeoned  6 sixes and 5 fours in a hard-hit 63 from just 20 balls.

That propelled his side to a formidable 198 for 9, with Finlay McCreath (21) and Mark Watt (20) making valuable contributions.

The Highlanders bowling unit conceded 30 extras and those gimmees were to prove vital in the final analysis. Scott Cameron (3-19) the one exception in a wasteful effort which saw 30 extras conceded.

Kyle Coetzer and Rory Johnston (23) raced off in the pursuit, sharing an opening stand of 71 before Coetzer fell for 43.

Callum Garden hit a rapid 28 from 15 balls to keep them interested, and Chris Greaves' 24 ensured the game went to the wire.

With 20 needed from 12 balls the game defining moment game when Mark Watt brilliantly caught and bowled Safyaan Sharif for 20, swooping low to claim the ball inches from the turf to his right.

(Mark Watt takes a brilliant caught and bowled to dismiss Safyaan Sharif: Pic Ian Potts)

Ali Evans closed out the last over to ensure honours even in an 11-run win.

Next in the series are two matches between Western Warriors and the Highlanders on Sunday at Titwood.