Strabane Saints 2018

Fox Lodge Extend Winning Streak

Strabane Saints 2018This past Monday evening we saw all the action kick off in the ladies league only two managed to take place

In the first game we saw Killyclooney played host to local rivals Fox Lodge.

Batting first, Killyclooney’s start wasn’t ideal after losing the top four batswomen in the opening three overs leaving the total at 20 for 4.

With a 68 run partnership between Jacqueline Hall (42) and Ella McCarron (11*) and Ashley Lynch (7), Cody Wallace and Rachel McBrine (9) each chipping in with the runs, helped the hosts achieve a final total worth 101 runs.

Best with the ball seen Angel Laird take 3 wickets for 27 runs and L Blair collecting 3 wickets for 13 runs.

In response, The Foxies got off to a rapid start due to an unbeaten half-century from Sarah Black and with Ashley McGinnis supporting Black allowed the visitors gain 65 off the opening 10 overs.

Unfortunately, with a change in the bowling from Gail Nelson 1-25, McGinnis was dismissed in the 12th over.

It then was the task of Mollie Devine (30*) to help Black chase down the remainder of runs in just 8 overs.

The pair chased down the runs in just 5 overs, allowing Fox Lodge there fourth win of the season.

In the final match this week we saw Eglinton travel to take on the league favourites, Strabane Saints.

Batting first, the Eglinton got off to a comfortable start with openers, Zara Craig (1) and A McKenna (13) setting the total to 15 after 5 overs before Craig was well caught on the boundary by Denise McDonald.

From this point onwards the visitors seemed to stay unsettled due to a fantastic spell of bowling from Chloe Deans 3-12 and Nicola Mullan 1-3, Eglinton lost their next 9 wickets for an additional 6 runs giving them a final total of 21.

The Saint’s reply got off to a rapid start with opener’s Denise McDonald (7*) and C Crookes (5*) chasing down the final total in just 3 overs.

After achieving their fourth victory it now means that Strabane Saints now go joint top of the league with Fox Lodge.

Speaking after the game, Strabane Saints captain, Megan Moorehead said,

‘’ I am over the moon with my girls performance tonight. With another win it has just got us even more determined to keep on the winning streak.

I am pleased to see that all of our winter training sessions have benefitted us with the tremendous performances so far over the past four games. We look forward to whatever the reminder of the season holds for us.’’

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