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Leinster Women's Competitions 2022
Women's Cup Final: Merrion beat Clontarf by 79 runs
Sydney Parade, Pembroke, 1 August.
 Merrion 160/2 (20 overs; R Stokell 70, L Paul 58; J McNally 2-29)
 Clontarf 81 (16.2 overs; C Raack 4-11, J Morrissey 3-25)
Winners Merrion (Cricket Leinster)
Merrion won the Women’s Senior Cup with a fine all-round display beating Clontarf by 79 runs at Sydney Parade. The victory was set up by an opening stand of 149 between Irish internationals Leah Paul and Rebecca Stokell. The pair each scored half centuries, with Stokell hitting eight boundaries as she hit 70 from 54 balls, while left-hander Paul hit four fours in her 58 from 54 deliveries. The pair were both dismissed in successive balls by Julie McNally (2-29) as Merrion ended on 160 for 2. In the chase, openers Bhavi Devchand and Christina Coulter-Reilly both made 17 as the Castle Avenue side reached 42 for 1. However, four wickets for Celeste Raack (4-11) and three for Julianne Morrissey (3-25) saw them bowled out for 81 in the 17th over. The men’s final between The Hills and Clontarf was abandoned and will be replayed at a date still tbc.
Pilkington Plate Final: Clontarf beat Merrion by 6 runs
Anglesea Road, 18 September.
 Clontard 179 (33.1 overs: C Coulter-Reilly 72, A Kirk 51; N McNulty 4-26)
 Merrion 173 (38.5 overs; C Joyce 31, C Raack 30, A Boucher 21; M Butler 3-36, J McNally 2-15)
Clontarf made it a memorable weekend for their women's and girls sections as they edged out Merrion by 6 runs in a thrilling Pilkington Plate final. The Castle Avenue side looked in trouble batting first as they slipped to 33 for 4 batting first, but were rescued by a fifth wicket stand of 92 between Christina Coulter-Reilly and Anna Kirk. CCR top-scored with a fine 72 from 78 balls (7 fours), while Kirk also made aa half century, hitting four boundaries in her 51 as Clontarf posted 179. Niamh MacNulty (4-26) was the stand-out bowler for Merrion. The chase looked to be going to plan for the hosts as Cecelia Joyce (31) and Celeste Raack (30) shared a second wicket stand of 82. However, Clontarf chipped away and wickets for Mollie Butler (3-36) and Julie McNally (2-15) ensured the narrow win to seal the third trophy of the weekend for the club.
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