Zara Craig got the The North West Womenís season off to a dramatic start as her unbeaten 72 helped Eglinton to a thrilling last ball win over Strabane Saints.

The Typhoons Super Series player shared an unbroken stand of 124 with Arianna McKenna who made an unbeaten 59 as they posted what looked a daunting 156 for 1.


It didnít faze Strabane who pushed them all the way, ending juts short on 152 for 2, with Angie Porter hitting ten boundaries in her 64 not out, sharing an opening partnership of 144 with Kyle McGarrigle who hit 46.

A superb game and a real positive advertisement for the womenís game.

Mollie Devineís (pictured right) five wickets helped Fox Lodge, cup winners in the last three seasons, to an emphatic ten wicket win against Killyclooney.

She had the excellent analysis of 5 for 7, while there were two wickets apiece for Lucy Neely and Sarah Black as Killyclooney were 56 all out.

Black then followed it up with an unbeaten 30, adding an unbroken 58 with Emma Allen, who made 23 not out in a comprehensive win for the defending champions.

Bready also made a winning start as they beat an enthusiastic Coleraine side clearly intent on enjoying their return to the league.

Kenya McCartney top scored with 17 as the Bannsiders posted 38. Sophie Killen was the most successful of the attack, claiming 4 for 7, with Racahel Hepburn taking two wickets and one apiece for Jemma Rankin, Kaylee Barnard, Stephanie Wilkinson and Alana Dalzell.

Skipper Dalzellís undefeated 23 ensured a seven-wicket win despite the best efforts of Chloe Torrens (2-8) and Alex Simmington (1-5).



At Ballymagorry, Fox Lodge beat Killyclooney by 10 wkts

Killyclooney 56 (19.3 overs; Mollie Devine 5-7, Lucy Neely 2-10, Sarah Black 2-14)

Fox Lodge 57/0 (10.1 overs; Sarah Black 30*, Emma Allen 23*)

At Magheramason, Bready beat Coleraine by 7 wickets

Coleraine 38 (19 overs; Kenya McCartney 17; Sophie Killen 4-7, Rachel Hepburn 2-6, Kaylee Barnard 1-3, Stephanie Wilkinson 1-4, Alana Dalzell 1-7, Jemma Rankin 1-9)

Bready 39/3 (Alana Dalzell 23*, Chloe Torrens 2-8, Alex Simmington 1-5 )

At Eglinton, Eglinton beat Strabane Saints by 4 runs

Eglinton 156/1 (20 overs; Zara Craig 72*, A McKenna 59*)

Strabane Saints 152/2 (20 overs; Angie Porter 64*, Kellie McGarrigle 46; Ria Moore 1-21)