Impressive Dragons win at Lisburn

It was a landmark day for the Dragons at Lisburn on Sunday as they beat the Typhoons in the Arachas Super 50 Cup to record their first win of the season.  

Leah Paul (42) and Sarah Forbes (67) posted an opening stand of 75 before the Typhoons fought back with a few quick wickets. 

Forbes and debutant Arlene Kelly kept the Dragons in front however- their 100 run partnership laying the platform for a big total before Ava Canning had both batters caught off consecutive balls.

New Zealander Kelly looked impressive for her first half-century at this level and after her dismissal, Amy Caulfield (30*) and Cara Murray (19) added another 39 for the sixth wicket as the innings closed on 258-7.

The Typhoons reply started deliberately enough before Searle and Louise Little put on 45 for the second wicket before their partnership was broken by Alana Dalzell.

Mary Waldron hit 2 sixes and four boundaries in a 41-ball cameo of 43 – dominating a 53-run third wicket stand with Little. However, shortly after striking her second six, Waldron was trapped lbw by Leah Paul. 

Little’s patient knock came to an end on 30 and despite a late 29 from Georgina Dempsey the Typhoons were eventually bowled out for 194 – giving the Dragons their first win of the competition after their near-miss one-run loss last weekend.

Kelly followed up her 60 with the bat with three wickets (3-35) and captain Paul claimed 3-44 in an excellent win for the Dragons. 


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