Bready clinched the NW Women's Premiership after a convincing 91-run win against Coleraine earlier this week.

“We all really pulled together and played as a team,” said Bready’s influential all-rounder Jemma Rankin.

“Alana Dalzell led by example, delivering well every week with half centuries, scoring three in a row in the title run-in. With the ball too, Alana was just so consistent, taking wickets every week. Just an amazing all round player!

2021 NW Women's Premiership champions Bready

“Steph Wilkinson is a natural with the ball, kept it tight when we needed it, and was always on target. Just makes it look easy. Wee Charley Scott is one to watch, coming through into the senior side, she has been excellent with bat and ball.

“Abbie McKnight is a great opening bat. Nothing fazes her and takes it all in her stride. We have two girls now that can both bat and keep wickets in Amy Campbell and Rachel Hepburn, which is great for us to be able to rotate them.

“Kathryn Rough is a brilliant fielder and I don’t think I’ve seen her drop a catch yet. She really gets stuck in, which is great to see.

“Other girls on the squad like Abi Pollock, Sophie and Emma Killen are all improving with their hard work in training and game time. I see such an improvement in them all, which augurs well for the future of the club.

“Kaylee Barnard is another one to watch coming through. She’s a natural all-rounder with great ability and has batted so well in the past two games and gets stuck in. It's also great having wee Vee Buchanan back again. As usual a valued player and has been superb with the ball. I would hate to face her bowling.

“Irosh has helped at training sessions when he can, which has really helped the girls. Knocky Allen needs a shout out too, umpiring the majority of our matches and coaching us on the pitch. Couldn’t have done it without his knowledge as well.

“Everyone has really stepped up and the girls played so well as a team. I'm very proud to be part of such a great squad of girls both on and off the pitch.

Champions Bready and Fox Lodge will now represent the region in the new Ulster League Cup which starts later this month.

The NW Women's Cup will get underway next week, with Bready facing a tough game at Eglinton.

The winners of this year's competition will take place in the inaugural All-Ireland Women's T20 Cup, which is being held at Bready next month.