Scott Macbeth produced a Man of the Match display as Brigade beat Ardmore by 24 runs in the DML T20 Charity final at The Rectory.

The Ireland Under 19 international hit 6 fours and 8 sixes in a hard-hit 81 from just 38 balls.

Brigade looked set for a total well in excess of 200, but Macbeth's dismissal saw the last six wickets fall for 11 runs in a five overs spell.

Ifty Hussain hit an 11-ball 28, with three wickets for Edrees (3-12) and two apiece for Rachit Gaur and Harry Zimmermann.

The Ardmore reply saw both openers Dharm Singh and Rachit gone first ball to Brigade professional Marcello Piedt (3-32).

Edrees counter-attacked with a rapid 48 from just 21 balls that included 6 sixes to get his side back in the hunt. 

However, he holed out off Andy Britton (3-33) and from then on the required rate kept climbing as the Beechgrove spinners strangled the chase, bowling a combined 12 overs for 60 runs - meaning 105 were required off the seamers.

Harry Zimmermann made 38, but Ardmore fell 24 runs short.

The game raised over 800 pounds for the various charities.

At The Rectory, Brigade beat Ardmore by 24 runs

Brigade 164 (19.2 overs; Scott Macbeth 81, Ifty Hussain 28; Edrees 3-12, Rachit Gaur 2-17, Harry Zimmermann 2-28)
Ardmore 140/8 (20 overs; Edrees Kharotai 48, Harry Zimmermann 38; Marcello Piedt 3-32, Andy Britton 3-33)