Tim Tector's 69 helped Leinster Lightning chase down 191 to beat the Northern Knights by five wickets to go top of the T20 Trophy table.

The opener hit 6 fours and cleared the ropes five times in his 36-ball knock, sharing stands of 72 in 40 balls with Andy Balbirnie (38) and 75 in six overs with Lorcan Tucker (48).

It's a case of small margins as Tector just cleared long-on (Jim Bennett and his gang well positioned to take the catch in their traditional watching bench) from Matthew Humphreys first ball, with the Lisburn left-armer taking some severe tap thereafter.

Tom Mayes (3-38) got late wickets as the hosts attempted to secure a bonus point, but they had to settle for the win with 17 balls to spare.

Earlier, Barry McCarthy (3-43) struck two early blows as he accounted for Ross Adair and Paul Stirling with 15 on the board. 

James McCollum went early at at 32 for 3 the Knights were in trouble. Cade Carmichael and his new Instonians team-mate Neil Rock (35) rescued the situation with a stand of 84 in 9 overs.

Carmichael's unbeaten 74 from 44 balls included 7 fours and 3 sixes, while Mark Adair's whirlwind 22 helped the Knights to 191 for 9.

The Knights' total looked challenging, but thanks to Tector and his Pembroke team-mates, it wasn't.

The interpros continue next week at Stormont with the Knights hosting the Warriors on Wednesday and Thursday.