There were wins in the NW Women's League on Monday night for Fox Lodge, Eglinton and Bready.

At Strabane, the Foxies posted 81 for 7, with double figure contributions from Emma Allen (18), Mollie Devine (13), and Lucy Neely 11.

Lucy Neely

There were two wickets apiece for Mullen and Emma McBeth, as well as Angie Porter, who once again was the main hopes for the Strabane Saints as they began their chase.

However, Lucy Neely, daughter of former Irish international Gary and interprovincial player Elaine, took two wickets with her first two balls to rock the Saints.

Porter made 26, but tight bowling from the Foxies unit saw them fall 27 runs adrift - Kara Bates (1-13) and Mollie Devine conceding just six runs in her four over spell.

The bowlers of Bready were also on top as they skittled Killyclooney for 31.

Jemma Rankin, sister of Irish internationals Boyd and David, was the destroyer-in-chief as her opening blitz saw her take three wickets for just one run.

Alana Dalzell and Jemma Rankin

Bready never relinquished their hold on the game thereafter as Sophie Killen claimed 3-5, while Steph Wilkinson, Alana Dalzell, and Charley Scott all picked up one apiece as Killyclooney were dismissed for 32.

Kathryn Rough and Rachel Hepburn went early in the reply as Cody Wallace bowled well, but Alana Dalzell's unbeaten 19 eased them to a seven wicket win.

Closest game of the night saw Eglinton beat Coleraine by ten runs in a 16-overs contest.

Zara Craig hit six boundaries as she top scored with 45 in Eglinton's total of 88-4, with Arianna McKenna chipping in with an unbeaten 14.

Zara Craig

Kia McCartney (2-19) was the pick of the Coleraine attack - wickets too for Eva Gaston and Kenya McCartney.

Kenya then top-scored with 29 in the reply, supported by Eva Gaston (25) but the chase fell just short with wickets for Zara Craig, Lucy Carmichael and Ria Moore.


  • Fox Lodge 81/7 beat Strabane Saints 54/4 by 27 runs
  • Bready 33/3 beat Killyclooney 32 by 7 wickets
  • Eglinton 88/4 beat Coleraine 78/3 by 10 runs.