Bready, Coleraine and Foxies all win again
The ‘Big Three’ in the North West Women’s League remain unbeaten after the first three rounds of matches, although Fox Lodge were given a real scare by Eglinton on Monday evening before holding on to win by 7 runs.
It looked a lost cause for the Ballymagorry girls after the villagers had reached 82-3 chasing 96 but some accurate bowling from Tanisha Hussain (5-20) and Lucy Blair (2-0) turned the match on it’s head.
It was a fantastic effort from Tanisha while Lucy only bowled three balls and two of them were wickets.
Earlier, Eglinton’s young side had contributed to their own downfall by sending down 32 wides in the Foxes total of 96-6. Other than that only Mollie Devine (16), Lucy Blair (14) and Sarah Black (12) had made it to double figures as Jenni Jackson (2-12) and Rosie McHugh (2-21) were among the wickets for the visitors.
A late late show for the home side here but a vital win nonetheless.
Coleraine travelled to Bonds Glen and came away with an 8-wicket win courtesy of a player-of-the-match performance from Amy Caulfied.
The all-rounder bowled her 4 overs to return figures of 2-9 with support coming from Chloe Torrens (2-15) and Connie Block (2-27) as the home side were restricted to 95-8.
Bee Gees skipper Lucy Thompson top scored with a well-made 32 (5 fours) with Karen Haslett (15) and Emily Young (12) also chipping in.
Skipper Caulfield then swapped ball for bat and made an unbeaten 58 (10 fours) at the top of the order in a comfortable win.
Kenya McCartney added 24 as the Bannsiders also made it three wins from three so far.
Bready completed the set as they accounted for Strabane by 7 wickets at the Park.
Chloe Deans hit 20 at the top of the Red Caps order with Meghan Moorhead adding 10, but that was to be as good as it got as Mansi Bhavsar (3-4), Cody Wallace (2-15) and Charley Scott (2-17) restricted Strabane to 61 all out batting first.
Cody then made an unbeaten 30 as the Magheramason side made short work of the target, although two run outs and a wicket for Nicola Mullen kept things respectable.