The Northern Knights and NW Warriors took advantage of the glorious weather to play a behind closed doors training match at Comber on Friday.

The 30-overs a side contest offered both teams an opportunity to dust off the cobwebs ahead of the start of the interprovincial season next Saturday.

Batting first the Warriors made 170, with Graeme Kennedy, Andy McBrine, Kyle Magee and William Porterfield all making runs - although the training element of the game was evidenced by the former Irish captain batting twice.

The hosts were able to chase their target with two overs and six wickets to spare.

NW Warriors Head Coach Gary Wilson

Ruhan Pretorius, back on his old stomping ground, was in imperious form, while Irish international Mark Adair also impressed, as he unveiled a succession of trademark powerful strokes.

The teams are hoping to repeat the exercise next week in the North West if a ground can be secured.

Wilson's Warriors start their interpro season on Saturday May 1st away at Lightning, while the Knights are also on the road to Dublin for their first game, three days later.