Rain won the day just three overs short of what was needed for a result in the game at Pembroke between Munster Reds and Northern Knights.

Chasing 277, Munster had recovered from the early loss of Seamus Lynch, with PJ Moor (35) and Murray Commins (28*) adding 71 in 13 overs for the second wicket.

The loss of Moor, caught behind by Neil Rock off Matthew Foster, could have proven decisive if the teams had been able to get back on to complete the game - instead of needing 31 off three overs the target would have been just 17.

The Knights sent down 15 wides - missing Graeme McCarter who had been struck on the foot while batting.

Another Irish international with injury problems was Gareth Delany who experienced knee pain in the warm-up and pulled out as a precautionary measure.

The Knights total of 276 saw seven of the top eight make double figures, with Luke Georgeson (63) and skipper Harry Tector (47) adding 119 in 23 overs for the fourth wicket.

Josh Manley (4-44) had removed openers James McCollum (14) and Paul Stirling (30), while the in-form Jeremy Lawlor had fallen cheaply, one of two wickets for skipper Tyrone Kane.

Ruhan Pretorius (42) added 53 for the 7th wicket with Neil Rock, while Graeme McCarter's hard-hit 23 added late impetus.

It was all shaping up to be an exciting contest before the weather had the final say.