Women’s Cup ties spoiled by rain
It was a frustrating evening for teams involved in tonight’s Women’s Senior Cup quarter finals, especially for Strabane and Bready who will both feel hard done by as rain brought a premature end to their ties.
Strabane were in a great position after Hazel Britton had hit 20 fours in her 104 not out as the Red Caps racked up 189-0 against Ballyspallen.
Lucy McGranaghan had added 22* but the home side didn’t get the chance to defend their total as the heavens opened over Tyrone.
It was a similar story a few miles down the road at Bready where the tie of the round between the Magheramason side and Fox Lodge was played on the top pitch, with the temperature in or around minus 30 degrees.
Jemma Rankin top scored with 47 (5 fours, 2 sixes) with Alana Dalzell making 27 and Cody Wallace 24 in Bready’s 153-8.
With the clouds gathering, the Foxies had been reduced to 8-2 after 4 overs- Vanessa Buchanan with both wickets- however there just wasn’t enough time to finish the game off.
The other two games were played to a conclusion and Coleraine are in the hat for the last four- Kia McCartney taking 4-2 and her sister Kenya 3-10 as they bowled Killyclooney out for 55.
Charlene Dougherty (23) and Lindsey Brown (13) were best with the bat for ‘Clooney.
The Bannsiders had little difficulty knocking off the runs- Eva Gaston (33) and Rachel Johnston (10*) getting the job done just before the rain arrived.
Eglinton posted a 10-wicket win at Newbuildings as they also progressed to the semi-finals.
Alice McLaughlin has been outstanding for the villagers this season and she claimed figures of 3-0 as the home side were bowled out for 27.
Rosie McHugh and Lucy Carmichael both took 2-6 and Rea Moore 1-7 while Arianna McKenna made 21 not out as Eglinton won in a canter.