BOLTON’S Matt Parkinson took a wicket with his third ball in England colours but it couldn’t prevent defeat in their final Twenty20 warm-up in New Zealand.

The tourists went down to an eight-wicket defeat as they were undone by Colin Munro's belligerent hundred in Lincoln.

James Vince top-scored with 46 from 32 balls against a New Zealand XI before Lewis Gregory's entertaining cameo of 29 not out from 11 balls on his first senior appearance for England lifted the side to 188-5.

Parkinson then got his chance with the ball and struck when Anton Devcich heaved to long-on.  

The Lancashire leg spinner also should have had Munro leg before wicket on 26, only for the umpire's finger to stay down, before the home side's captain thumped an unbeaten 107 from 57 balls.

Heaton’s Parkinson can count himself unfortunate to have finished with only one wicket, with two catches off his bowling dropped and other close lbw shouts coming and going at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval.

The 23-year-old will hope to have done enough to earn selection for this Friday’s T20 opener in Christchurch.