Foxies end Bready’s unbeaten run
There were just a couple of games played in the senior women’s league on Monday night with the Killyclooney v Eglinton match postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, however there was no shortage of action at both Magheramason and Coleraine.
Bready went into their fixture at home to Fox Lodge with a 100% record but a solid all-round performance from the visitors saw them head back up the road with the points after a 37-run win. Sarah Black top scored with 29 for the Foxies with Mollie Devine next best with 11 in a total of 87-9. Steph Wilkinson claimed figures of 3-9 for the home side with Rachel Hepburn (2-7), Charley Scott (2-7) and Sophie Killen (2-17) also on the mark.
Bready’s normally strong batting line up failed to fire for once- Charley Scott’s 14 the best of their reply of 50 all out. Lucy Blair was excellent with the ball, taking 3-6 while Mollie Devine chipped in with 2-11 and Sarah Black 2-15 as Fox Lodge kept the league alive with an impressive win.
Coleraine maintained their challenge with a 7-wicket win over Strabane at Sandel Lodge. Kylie McGarrigle continued her excellent form, hitting 8 fours in an unbeaten 44, however no-one could stay with the opener as the visitors finished on 76-6 from their 16 overs. Strangely enough all six wickets to fall were clean bowled; Eva Gaston faring best with the ball with brilliant figures of 3-6 from 4 overs.
Not surprisingly it was another in-form player who led the successful chase- Kia McCartney who along with Eva was selected for the North West women’s team this week- hitting 5 fours in her 46 not out. The Bannsiders had four and a half overs to spare when the winning runs were hit as Stephen McCartney’s side continues to impress.