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Women's Super 3 Series 2022
Super 50
Typhoons beat Dragons by 28 runs
Castle Avenue, 10 August.
 Typhoons 308-3 (50 overs; R Searle 143*, S Strickland 73; A Caulfield 1-24)
 Dragons 280-9 (50 overs; A Kelly 87, C Murray 75; G Dempsey 3-41)
Robyn Searle (John Crothers)
Robyn Searle hit the highest score in Super Series history to lead the Typhoons to a 28-run win over the Dragons at Castle Avenue. The South-African hit 16 boundaries in her unbeaten 143 from 140 balls, sharing century stands with Celeste Raack (38) and Sophie Strickland (73) to lead her side to 308 for 3 – the highest total in the 2022 competition. Wickets for Georgina Dempsey (3-41), Celeste Raack (3-42), and Jess Mayes (2-39) had the Dragons in early trouble at 53 for 5. However, a sixth wicket stand of 147 in 20 overs between Arlene Kelly (87) and Cara Murray (75) put a much healthier look to the scoreboard. Kate McEvoy chipped with an unbeaten 45 as the Dragons ended on 280 for 8 in the final match of this year’s series.
Dragons (0) lost to Scorchers (4) by 7 wickets.
Pollock Park, Lurgan, 7 August.
 Dragons 222/9 (50 overs; A Kelly 72, C Murray 27, L Paul 22; B Devchand 4-44)
 Scorchers 223/3 (31.1 overs; B Devchand 112, S Kavanagh 30*, R Delaney 26, R Thomas 23*; C Murray 2-42)
Bev Devchand took four wickets and scored 112 as the Scorchers beat the Dragons by 7 wickets (Oliver McVeigh)
Scorchers beat Typhoons by 7 wickets
Sydney Parade, Pembroke, 3 August.
 Typhoons 165 (45.3 overs; M Waldron 62, J Loughran 25; B Devchand 5-33
 Scorchers 166-3 (32.1 overs; G Lewis 103*, B Devchand 22)
Gaby Lewis celebrates her century (Rodney Smythe)
Captain Gaby Lewis made a run-a-ball 103 to lead her Scorchers side to back-to-back doubles in the Super Series 50 overs clash at Sydney Parade. Chasing 166, Lewis hit 16 boundaries on the way to her hundred – her third in the competition. She shared an opening stand of 56 with Bev Devchand (22) on the way to the seven wicket win. Zimbabwean/Australian Devchand (5-33) had earlier taken a five-wicket haul as the Typhoons were bowled out for 165. Mary Waldron top-scored with 62 (7 fours), sharing an eighth wicket stand of 57 with Joanna Loughran (25). Sophie MacMahon also picked up two wickets in a comfortable win.
Typhoons beat Dragons by 17 runs
Seapark, Holywood, 31 July.
 Typhoons 233/9 (50 overs; L Delany 83*, R Searle 45, M Waldron 22)
 Dragons 216 (43 overs; S Forbes 65, O Prendergast 57, A Kelly 33, L Paul 30; R Searle 4-32, L DElany 2-14, L Little 2-24)
Laura Delany top-scored with an unbeaten 83 (Oliver McVeigh)
An amazing collapse saw the Dragons lose seven wickets for just 11 runs to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in their Super Series clash at Holywood against the Typhoons. Chasing 234 for victory, the Dragons looked well on course as half centuries from Sarah Forbes (65) and Orla Prendergast (57), plus 30s from Leah Paul and Arlene Kelly took them to 205 for 3. However the batting card thereafter took a binary look as six players scored 0 or 1 to leave them 216 all out – four wickets for Robyn Searle, plus two each for Louise Little and Laura Delany. The Irish skipper hit 11 fours in her unbeaten 83 from 72 balls, with runs too for Searle (45). A feature of the innings was the Dragons fielding, which saw no fewer than four run outs. The next action is at Pembroke on Wednesday.
Women's Super 3
Scorchers beat Dragons by 173 runs.
Oak Hill, 29 May.
Scorchers 297-7 (50 overs; G Lewis 122, S Kavanagh 67; A Caulfield 3-46)
Dragons 124 (33.1 overs; L Paul 33, A Hunter 26; R Delaney 4-23)
Gaby Lewis reaches her century (© Rodney Smythe)
Scorecard Typhoons lost to Scorchers by 6 wickets, 22 May.
Scorecard Dragons beat Typhoons by 64 runs, 15 May.
Scorecard Dragons lost to Scorchers by 1 wicket, 8 May.
Scorecard Typhoons v Scorchers - match abandoned, 1 May.
Super 20
Scorchers beat Typhoons by 17 runs.
Oak Hill, Wicklow, 10 July.
 Scorchers 189-6 (20 overs; G Lewis 76, B Devchand 68; J Mayes 2-16, A Canning 2-27)
 Typhoons 172-7 (20 overs; R Stokell 57, M Waldron 53, G Dempsey 28; Rachel Delany 2-24, E McGee 2-35)
Scorchers captain Gaby Lewis holds the trophy aloft after clinching the Arachas T20 Super Series (Photo: Matthew Smith)
Gaby Lewis continued her rich vein of form to lead the Scorchers to the Super Series T20 Trophy at Oak Hill. The Irish international top-scored with 76 as her side posted 189 for 6, which proved 17 too many for the Typhoons. Lewis hit 12 fours and a six in her 46-ball innings, sharing an opening stand of 120 in 12 overs with Bev Devchand, who made 68 (9 fours). Jess Mayes (2-16) and Ava Canning (2-27) each picked up two wickets. Rebecca Stokell (57) and Mary Waldron (53) replied with a pair of half centuries of their own, as they put on 72 for the second wicket. Georgina Dempsey chipped in with 28, but two wickets apiece for Rachel Delaney and Ellie McGee ensured the win and the trophy.
Dragons beat Typhoons by 41 runs.
Oak Hill, Wicklow, 10 July.
 Dragons 177-5 (20 overs; A Hunter 69, S Forbes 26; L McBride 2-28, G Dempsey 2-42)
 Typhoons 136-7 (20 overs; M Waldron 44; L Paul 2-16, C Murray 2-31)
Amy Hunter takes a leg side catch to dismiss Typhoons' captain Laura Delany (Photo: Matthew Smith)
In the afternoon game, the Dragons recent good run continued as Amy Hunter was once again to the fore. The Belfast teenager top scored with 69 from 47 balls (8 fours, 2 sixes), putting on 95 in 9.3 overs for the first wicket with Leah Paul (23). Sarah Forbes (26) and Naomi Matthews (19*) took the Dragons to 177 for 5 – two wickets apiece for Lara McBride and Georgina Dempsey. Mary Waldron hit 44 from 28 balls (6 fours, 1 six), but fell to a stumping by Hunter, who has been preferred by Ed Joyce for keeping duties in the upcoming tri-series. She showed exactly why, completing five dismissals, four of them stumped in a superb Player-of-the-Match display. Leah Paul and Cara Murray each took two wickets as the Dragons saw out a 41-run win.
Dragons beat Scorchers by 4 wickets.
Magheramason, 8 July.
 Scorchers 105-5 (20 overs; A Kerrison 32, S MacMahon 29; A Kelly 2-9)
 Dragons 106-6 (17.1 overs; L Paul 40, A Hunter 34)
The three Dragons players from the North West, Mollie Devine, Zara Craig, and Alana Dalzell.
The Dragons won their second match of the week, in much similar fashion to the first, falling over the line after a comfortable win looked on the cards. The Scorchers, without their free-scoring captain Gaby Lewis in the line-up, struggled as Arlene Kelly (2-9) struck two early blows. Anna Kerrison batted throughout the innings for 32, while Sophie MacMahon made 29 (4 fours), and Christina Coulter-Reilly (20*) in their total of 105 for 5. Skipper Leah Paul (40) and Amy Hunter (34) broke the back of the chase with an opening stand of 55, before a dawdling Hunter was run out by a direct hit by MacMahon. The Scorchers kept chipping away, but the Dragons were always sure of the win despite the late wobble, clinching the four-wickets win in the 18th over.
Dragons beat Typhoons by 5 wickets.
Rathmines, Dublin, 6 July.
 Typhoons 137-6 (20 overs; L Delany 53, A Canning 26*; L Paul 3-23)
 Dragons 138-5 (18.2 overs; A Hunter 69, S Forbes 35; C Raack 3-22, G Dempsey 2-34)
Amy Hunter reaches her fifty
Amy Hunter’s hard-hit 69 ensured the Dragons beat the Typhoons by five wickets despite a late wobble at Rathmines. The Belfast teenager struck 6 fours and cleared the ropes twice in her 50-ball innings. Chasing 138, Hunter shared an opening stand of 59 with Leah Paul (20), and 72 with Sarah Forbes (35) for the second wicket. Three wickets in an over for Celeste Raack (3-22), and a second for Georgina Dempsey (2-34) gave the scorecard a closer look than the match was in reality, as the Dragons eventually clinched the winning runs with ten balls to spare. Earlier, Laura Delany had rescued the Typhoons innings after Leah Paul’s 3 for 23 had seen them slump to 41 for 4. The Irish captain hit seven fours in a top-score of 53 from 42 balls, adding 84 in 11 overs with fellow international Ava Canning (26*).
Scorchers beat Dragons by 9 wickets.
Anglesea Road, Dublin, 3 July.
 Dragons 156-7 (20 overs; A Hunter 71, L Paul 62*; E McGee 4-14)
 Scorchers 161-1 (15.5 overs; G Lewis 104*, R Delaney 26*)
Gaby Lewis acknowledges applause for her century (Photo: Matthew Smith)
Gaby Lewis led from the front as the Scorchers won both their T20 Super Series matches at Anglesea Road. The highlight of the day was another century by the skipper – her fourth of the season in all competitions – as the in-form YMCA batter launched an assault on the Dragons attack. Chasing 157, Lewis clubbed 20 fours and a six in a brilliant unbeaten 104 from just 49 balls. She dominated stands of 94 with Bev Devchand (23) and 67 with Rachel Delaney (26*) as they won by nine wickets in the 16th over. Earlier the Dragons innings of 157 for 7 was set up by an opening stand of 132 between Amy Hunter and Leah Paul. Hunter hit 9 fours and 2 sixes in her 71 from 48 balls, while Paul’s unbeaten 65 from 55 balls included 7 fours. The run out of Hunter saw the Dragons innings falter, with just 25 runs coming from the last five overs – Ellie McGee of Rush taking 4 for 14.
Scorchers beat Typhoons by 4 wickets.
Anglesea Road, Dublin, 3 July.
 Typhoons 154-6 (20 overs; L Delany 68*, M Waldron 27)
 Scorchers 155-6 (19.1 overs; G Lewis 46, S MacMahon 33*; R Searle 2-9)
Laura Delany attempts a scoop shot (Photo: Matthew Smith)
In the morning game, Lewis was again in the runs as Scorchers chased 154 to win in the last over by four wickets. She hit 7 boundaries in her 46, sharing an opening stand of 62 with Bev Devchand (14). The Typhoons kept chipping away, and it took an unbeaten 33 from Sophie MacMahon to secure the win. The Typhoons total of 154 for 6 was primarily due to the efforts of Ireland skipper Laura Delany, who hit ten fours in her unbeaten 68, while Mary Waldron hit a rapid 14-ball 27 (5 fours, 1 six).
Scorecard Typhoons v Scorchers - no result, 1 July.
Scorecard Dragons v Typhoons - abandoned, 26 June.
Scorecard Dragons v Scorchers - abandoned, 26 June.
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