Jake Egan lit up a gloomy Stormont with an explosive batting display for the Northern Knights in their T20 clash with Munster Reds.

The 20 year-old Irish passport holding Australian ploughed a lonely furrow with an unbeaten 74 out of his side's 128 for 7 in 17.5 overs before the weather won the day.

Liam McCarthy (2-12) dismissed Morgan Topping from just the second ball of the day and when Josh Manley dismissed Knights skipper James McCollum, the hosts were in real trouble at 11 for 2 in the 4th over.

Danish overseas all-rounder Nicolaj Laegsgaard Damgaard (3-16) then caused further troubles as he snared Cade Carmichael, Ruhan Pretorius and Ben Calitz in quick succession to leave the hosts floundering on 48 for 5.

Egan though thumped 5 fours and sixes in his unbeaten 74 from just 48 balls to lead the recovery before the game was abandoned.

The sides will try again today at the same venue to play their 50 overs cup clash.