Women Warriors make it two from two

The North West Women lead the CI Future series table at the halfway stage after posting their second win in as many days with a 65-run verdict over Leinster at Bready on Tuesday.

Mollie Devine’s composed 35 not out at the top of the order gave the home side a solid platform, with Alana Dalzell (27), Zara Craig (23), Sarah Black (18) and Cody Wallace (18) all chipping in to a total of 206 all out.

Scoring was tough for sure but the southerners were masters of their own downfall with the concession of a whopping 62 extras in that.

Lucy Barry (3-53) and Christina Coulter-Reilly (2-29) were the most successful of the bowlers, however the batters struggled from the start in reply.

Charlie Scott (2-20) and Arianna McKenna (2-31) kept it tight from the start with Cody Wallace (3-22) and Mollie Devine (2-9) turning the screw late on to secure the win.

The game looked up at 87-8 before Stewart made 36 to close the gap to 65 as the Warriors went top of the table.

Ireland under-17’s won the day’s second game after Isobel Light (42), Julie McNally (30), Ellie McGee (25), Freya Sargent (20) and Alice McLaughlin (17) helped them to 210 all out against the NCU.

Abbie Leckey (3-30) and Aoife Fisher (2-9) were best with the ball for the Belfast side with the latter top scoring with 37 in their reply.

A late 27 from Ciara Murray wasn’t enough to make the difference as the Irish girls had 91 runs to spare at the winning line.

Wednesday is now a rest day before the teams gather again in Belfast on Thursday for the final group games ahead of Friday’s finals.


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