Bready go top of the league
Three of the four scheduled ladies league games were completed on Monday evening – the Strabane Saints versus Fox Lodge game being postponed.
Donemana recorded their third league win of the season with a comfortable victory over Newbuildings.
Newbuildings started off brightly with Mia Smyth (16) and K Laird (3) adding 20 in the opening four overs.
Once Smyth was bowled in the 6th over by Shirley McDonald (2-7-4), the visitors struggled with the bat as they were then dismissed for 42 runs.
Donemana’s reply got off to a slow start by losing 3 of their top 4 batters in the opening 5 overs. However with the arrival of Leanne Olphert (10) and Rachel McBrine (12*) helped steady things up for the hosts who went on gaining the final total in just 11 overs allowing a 5 wicket victory for The Holm side.
At Magheramason, Bready go two points clear on top of the table with an emphatic 9-wicket victory against Bonds Glen.
Batting first Bonds Glen got off to a disappointing start by losing five quick wickets in the first 5 overs due to the fantastic spell of bowling from, Vanessa Buchanan (3-7-4).
The hosts recovered slightly with 15 run partnership between Kylie McGarrigle (5) and Lorraine Brandon (6) which helped them gain a final total worth 29 runs.
In response Bready got off to a rapid start with Alana Dalzell top scoring with an unbeaten score of 10 runs as the home side achieve another win, as they were too strong for the BeeGees.
The final match saw Killyclooney beat Eglinton with a 5-wicket victory.
Batting first Killyclooney gained a massive total worth 161 runs due to fantastic performances from Charlene Dougherty (70*) and Jacqueline Hall (55*) top scoring.
In reply Eglinton struggled early by losing 3 batswomen early on due to the accurate bowling from skipper Gail Nelson (1-13-4). Megan McClintock (34) seemed to help steady things up but after McClintock was dismissed, things didn’t get any brighter for the hosts as they only managed to gain a final total worth 87 allowing Killyclooney gain another win.
Bready have a chance to keep their title hopes going next week when they play Newbuildings.
The other games see Killyclooney play Donemana, Strabane Saints travel to Bonds Glen and Eglinton set off to face Fox Lodge.