Bready and Coleraine post Monday night wins

The two in-form teams in the North West Women’s Senior League both won again on Monday night as Bready and Coleraine continued to set the pace at the top of the table.

The league leaders and current champions maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a bloodless win over last year’s nearest challengers Fox Lodge at Magheramason.

Last week Bready bowled Eglinton out for 25 before struggling to a narrow 2-wicket win. There was no such scare tonight however, after dismissing the Ballymagorry side for just 22, the hosts romped to a 9-wicket victory.

Lucy Neely (6) was best of the Foxies’ batting with Steph Wilkinson claiming 4-4, Cody Wallace 2-0, Charley Scott 2-4 and Vanessa Buchanan 2-14.

Bready took more than 10 overs to knock off the runs with Kaylee Barnard (7*) and Cody Wallace (6*) there at the end in an easy win.

Coleraine could well provide the toughest challenge to the current champions this season and they accounted for Eglinton in a game moved to Limavady High School.

The Bannsiders batted first with Amy Caulfied (22), Kia McCartney (17), Hannah Skinner (16) and Kenya McCartney (16) all among the runs.

It was the concession of 36 extras by Eglinton that was to prove most costly however as Coleraine closed on an imposing 120 all out.

Alice McLaughlin who bowled superbly against Bready last week was at it again tonight- and although she only came into the attack as fifth bowler, Alice finished with excellent figures of 4-7.

Jenny Jackson (2-28) and Clara McHugh (2-29) were the other wicket-takers, however the target proved well beyond the villagers.

Once again ‘extras’ was top scorer here too; 20 of them in total as Eglinton replied with 43 all out.

Eva Gaston returned the best figures of 2-2 with Hannah (2-8) and Amy (2-12) also on the mark as the Bannsiders kept pace at the top of the table.


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