women and girls

Return to League action for Women’s teams

The Women’s League returns this upcoming Monday night at 6:30pm.

Unfortunately, Newbuildings are not taking part in this new round of fixtures, since they have not played a match this entire season. We wish them all the best, and hope that they can slowly rebuild and get back to the pitch for the 2020 season.

The Bready army will travel to Strabane Park to face the Saints on Monday. Despite beating Megan’s Moorehead’s team at the very start of the season, both teams now have 4 points apiece. Since they have narrowly missed out playing at the cup final, both are looking to claw their way to the top of the league.

Elsewhere, the Foxies once again host Burndennett at home. Burndennett are currently at the top of the table, but lost out to Foxlodge in the semi-final of the cup last week. Will this game go the same way, or will Burndennett put another feather in their cap?

The final game has been postponed as Eglinton prepare the ground for this weeks Senior Cup Final, Killyclooney will make the trek to Eglinton at a later date. Both teams are tied at the bottom of the league. But will Killyclooney’s newfound confidence as cup finalists help boost team morale and allow them to beat Eglinton once again?

This week’s fixtures:
Strabane V Bready
Foxlodge V Burndennett
Eglinton V Killyclooney (postponed)

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Dalzell & Craig Named in Ireland Youth Squads

Ireland name their Under 15 and 17 girls squads

Irish_Girls_U15_2017 North West CricketThe squads who will taking part in the Malvern Festival and Celtic Cup respectively.

Irish international Clare Shillington is Head Coach of the Under 17’s and is pleased with the talented squad selected.

“It’s a great time in Irish Cricket to be involved with this U17 age group,” said Shillington. “Six out of the 15 have now had experience at senior level having travelled to both Abu Dhabi to play England and South Africa to take part in the quadrangular series there.

“There is huge depth within the squad in all departments and it will be exciting to see what they can do in the series at Oak Hill.

“Many of the girls have proven themselves within the Toyota Super 3’s set-up this season and it will be great to see them bring their skills to the next level against what I’m sure will be a strong Scottish side.

“There are lots of new and old faces to watch within the squad so I’m hoping we’ll get plenty of home support down in Oak Hil.”

The teams will play in three 40 over games starting on Monday July 24, while the series concludes with a T20 on the Thursday – all games are at Oak Hill.

Ireland’s Under 15 girls will play next month in the Malvern Festival, taking on Essex, Shropshire and Lancashire.

The squad is coached by Rob O’Connor, who has high hopes for his talented charges.

“I’m very excited to see how this squad performs in Malvern this year,” said O’Connor. “As always, the standard will be very high and the girls will be challenged throughout, which is exactly what they need.

“Everyone has worked very hard over the winter and it was difficult having to choose a final squad of 13, however I am happy that the girls not selected will be travelling to Malvern with Cricket Leinster, and they will play a senior role with that side.”

Pembroke’s Orla Prendergast skippers the squad and O’Connor believes the talented all-rounder was the natural choice for the role.

“Orla has performed very well in the Toyota Super 3’s for the Scorchers this season, with both bat and ball, and with her experience and knowledge of the game, I have no doubt she will be an excellent leader.”

The Malvern Festival for the squad runs from August 7th to the 10th.


Aoife Beggs (YMCA), Sadhbh Breslin (Merrion), Aisling Byrne (The Hills), Alana Dalzell (Bready),  Anna Kirk (Clontarf), Hannah Little (Pembroke),  Louise Little (Pembroke), Lara Maritz (Malahide), Cara Murray (Saintfield), Lucy O’Reilly (YMCA), Leah Paul (Merrion), Orla Prendergast (Pembroke), Ellen Ridgeway (Leinster), Rebecca Stokell (Leinster), Cliona Tucker (Pembroke)

Coach: Clare Shillington


Mon 24 July – Ireland U17 G vs Scotland U17 G (Celtic Cup), 40 overs at Oak Hill (12pm)

Tue 25 July – Ireland U17 G vs Scotland U17 G (Celtic Cup), 40 overs at Oak Hill (12pm)

Thu 27 July – Ireland U17 G vs Scotland U17 G (Celtic Cup), 40 overs at Oak Hill (12pm)

Fri 28 July – Ireland U17 G vs Scotland U17 G (Celtic Cup), 20 overs at Oak Hill (12pm)


Orla Prendergast (Pembroke) (Capt.), Aoife Brennan (Clontarf), Sarah Condron (Malahide), Zara Craig (Eglinton), Amy Hunter (Instonians), Ali Keenan (Phoenix), Maria Kerrison (Leinster), Louise Little (Pembroke), Isobel McCormack (Malahide), Eimear Mullen (Pembroke), Emma Paul (Merrion), Isabel Saeed Maguire (Leinster), Cliona Tucker (Pembroke)

Coach: Rob O’ Connor, Manager: Julie Logue

Fixtures – All games at Malvern.

7th August – Ireland v Lancashire (T20) (12.30pm) followed by Final or 3/4 place play-off

8th August – Ireland v Shropshire (11am)

9th August – Essex v Ireland (11am)

10th August – Ireland v Lancashire (11am)

NW Women Vs Leinster CC 1

North West Women Win Game 1 Vs Leinster CC

NW Women Vs Leinster CC 1The NW Women’s team got their season off to a winning start with a hard-fought win over Leinster CC at a blustery and bitterly cold Burndennett.

Batting first Leinster got off to a strong start with Irish internationals Amy Kenealy and Rebecca Rolfe sharing an opening stand of 59.

The introduction of Vanessa Buchanan brought immediate rewards as she had Rolfe stumped by the impressive Julie Logue for 17, and then trapped Kenealy lbw for a top score of 31.

Her Bready team mate Stephanie Wilkinson then produced a wonderful spell to put the NW on top, claiming 3 for 19 as a youthful Leinster went from 59 for 0 to 96 for 7.

Vanessa Kaleda hit an unbeaten 18, and Ellen Ridgeway made 15 as Leinster finished on 116 for 7.

The feeling at the half-way stage was that the score was about par, but the NW opening pairing of Julie Logue and Emma Allen set about their task with relish.

Former international Logue delighted the home crowd with three consecutive boundaries as she and Allen started the chase positively.

Logue had reached 23 when she was attempted one big hit too many and was bowled by Mary-Kate McLoughlin.

Allen (25) and Angie Porter (15) took the score to 76 for 1, and a comfortable win looked on the cards.

However Vanessa Kaleda had other ideas as she bowled with pace and control to take 3 for 14, and suddenly the NW were wobbling.

However, helped by the cool head of Amy Caufield (18*), and a number of extras, the NW secured a four-wicket win.

The sides are back in action today at the same venue in a T20 contest – action at Burndennett gets under way at 1.30pm

NWU v Leinster CC

Friday, April 14 2017

NWU Women Won By 4 wickets

NWU Women won toss and decided to field

Leinster CC Ladies 1

Rebecca Rolfe          st                  b V Buchanan           17
Amy Kenealy           lbw               b V Buchanan           31
Ellen Ridgeway       c R Moore  b S Wilkinson            15
Aoife Livingston                           b S Wilkinson            1
Sue OConnor           c J Rankin  b S Wilkinson             5
Sarah Ingram          run out(R Moore)                           3
Jenny Sparrow        c J Logue     b R Moore                  1
Vanessa Kaleda       not out                                              18
Rhiann Slevin          not out                                              2
Extras                        4nb 15w 2lb 2b                               23
Total 116 for 7 (30.0 overs)

Bowler            O         M          R         W
A Dazell          5.0       0         26         0
J Rankin         5.0       0         11          0
A Caulfield     3.0       0         11          0
Z Craig            4.0       0         22         0
V Buchanan   6.0       0         13          2
S Wilkinson   5.0       0         19          3
R Moore         2.0       0         10          1

NWU Women

J Logue                        b Mary-Kate McLaughin                   23
E Allen                         c Jenny Sparrow b Rhiann Slevin   25
A Porter                       b Vanessa Kaleda                                15
A Caulfield                  not out                                                   18
J Rankin                      lbw b Vanessa Kaleda                          1
E Neely                        c and b Vanessa Kaleda                       6
H Magee                      run out(Amy Kenealy)                         1
S Wilkinson                not out                                                     3
Extras                           1nb 21w 2lb 1b                                     25
Total 117 for 6 (25.0 overs)

Bowler                                 O M R W Wd Nb S/r Econ
B Diamond                        3.0 0 28 0 3 (3) 0 (0) 0.00 9.33
Mary-Kate McLaughin   5.0 0 23 1 2 (2) 0 (0) 32.00 4.60
Sarah Ingram                   2.0 0 8 0 4 (4) 0 (0) 0.00 4.00
Vanessa Kaleda                6.0 1 14 3 2 (2) 1 (1) 13.00 2.33
Rhiann Slevin                   2.0 0 14 1 5 (5) 0 (0) 17.00 7.00
Sue OConnor                    5.0 1 17 0 2 (2) 0 (0) 0.00 3.40
Amy Kenealy                     2.0 0 10 0 3 (3) 0 (0) 0.00 5.00


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