Fiachra Tucker took five wickets as Leinster Under 16's beat Muir College by three runs in a thrilling encounter on their South Africa tour.

Harry Tector (49) and Colin Currie (37) top scored as Leinster scored 180-7 in their 45 overs.

There were also useful cameos from Stephen Doheny (27) and Fionn Hand (22). David Delany - who was guesting for Muir alongside Cameron Shoebridge, took 2 for 22.

Siyamthanda Gqibitoli (31), Dumisa Mahomana (26), and Joshua Reuters (24) looked to have set up Muir up for the win as they reached 83 for 1.

However Pembroke all-rounder Fiachra Tucker's 5 for 28 ensured the narrow win much to the delight of the travelling party.

Marc Gibson McKenna (1-15), Ben White (1-17), Rory Anders (1-15), and David Murphy (1-14) were the other wicket takers in the famous win.

Muir College, Uitenhage

Leinster U'16's v's Muir College 1st X1

Leinster 180-7, 45 overs (Harry Tector 49, Colin Currie 37, Stephen Doheny 27, Fionn Hand 22, David Delany 2-28)

Muir 1st X1 177 all out, 44.1 overs (Siyamthanda Gqibitoli 31, Dumisa Mahomana 26, Joshua Reuters 24, David Delany 13, Cameron Shoebridge 4, Fiachra Tucker 5-28, Marc Gibson McKenna 1-15, Ben White 1-17, Rory Anders 1-15, David Murphy 1-14)

Leinster win by 3 runs.