Jemma Rankin’s fluent unbeaten 41 helped the NW post 111 for 4. Rankin’s powerful hitting included 6 boundaries and reinforced her reputation as a powerful all-rounder worthy of higher recognition.
Hazel Magee (25), Julie Logue (15*), and Sarah Black (11) all reached double figures, while Nulty (2-29), McLoughlin (1-6), and Livingstone (1-13) were the successful bowlers for Leinster.
In reply, Leinster never threatened to chase down the target, being dismissed for 59.
That was due to an excellent bowling display, backed up by an energetic and athletic display in the field.
Bready’s Vanessa Buchanan and Eglinton’s Zara Craig picked up four wickets apiece in a superb display as the NW sealed an emphatic 52 runs win.
Coach Martin Deans reflected on an excellent pre-season work out for his side saying, “On behalf of the North West Ladies I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Leinster Cricket Club and coach Rob O’Connor for providing excellent opposition over the past two days.
“We wish them all the best for the coming season. Also many thanks to Declan McGettigan and Burndennett Cricket Club for their hospitality over the two days. To the ground staff, Jackie Brown and Gerry Pollock for all their hard work over the past week in testing weather conditions, and to umpires Davy Caldwell, Alan Dunn and Robert Donnell. Finally to the tea ladies who did an excellent job looking after both teams and all the travelling supporters.”
NW Women v Leinster CC Women,
At Burndennett, NW beat Leinster by 52 runs
111 for 4 (20 overs; Jemma Rankin 41*, Hazel Magee 25, Julie Logue 15*, Sarah Black 11 ,S Nulty 3-0-29-2, A Livingstone 2-0-13-1, M.K. Mcloughlin 2-0-6-1)
59 all out (18.4 overs; G Ridgeway 10, R Rolfe 8, Vanessa Buchanan 3-1-6-4, Zara Craig 4-0-14-4)