Bready win close semi-final against Killyclooney
Bready are through to the North West’s Women’s Cup final but they were given a real scare by a spirited Killyclooney side who were inspired by teenager Cody Wallace.
Wallace top scored with an unbeaten 18 as Killyclooney scored 55 for 3 in their 15 overs, with Charlene Dougherty chipping in with 14.
Steph Wilkinson and Jemma Rankin conceded just six runs in their three overs spells, while the wicket takers were Sophie Killen (1-8) and Vanessa Buchanan (1-12).
Any thoughts Bready would coast to the final were quickly dispelled as Gail Nelson trapped Kaylee Barnard (3) lbw in her second over to give the hosts an early boost.
Cody Wallace (3-9) then took three wickets in four balls as she dismissed Abbi McKnight, Jemma Rankin and Steph Wilkinson to really set the cat among the pigeons.
When Sophie Killen was run out for 1, Bready had slumped to 15 for 5 and were in real danger of being ousted,
However, Alana Dalzell steadied the nerves with an undefeated 28 (3 fours) as she and Rachel Hepburn (9*) added an unbroken 41 to set up a final decider against Fox Lodge.
That game will be this Friday, August 27th, start time 6pm.
WOMEN’S CUP SEMI-FINAL
At Killyclooney, Bready beat Killyclooney by 5 wickets
Killyclooney 55/3 (16 overs; Cody Wallace 18, Charlene Dougherty 14; Sophie Killen 1-8, Vanessa Buchanan 1-12)
Bready 56/5 (10.3 overs; Alana Dalzell 28*; Cody Wallace 3-9, Gail Nelson 1-10)