Women's Future Series 2023
Ireland Under 17 beat North West Warriors by 2 wickets.
Stormont, 28 July.
North West Warriors 175 (43.1 overs; Zara Craig 31, Alana Dalzell 29, 45 bowling extras, Freya Sargent 5-22)
Ireland Under 17 177-8 (42.1 overs; Extras 44, Isabel Light 37, Lara McBride 37, Annabel Squires 27; Tanisha Hussain 3-31)
Freya Sargent's five-wicket haul inspired Ireland Under 17s to Future Series glory as they gained revenge on the Warriors Women to lift the trophy at Stormont. Sargent took 5 for 22 as the NW were bowled out for 175 - Zara Craig top-scoring with 31, Alana Dalzell making 29, and the Irish teenagers donating 45 bowling extras. Isabel Light and Lara McBride each made 37 in an opening stand of 86, and despite a late wobble with the finishing line in sight, the 17s eventually won by by two wickets, helped again by 42 bowling extras, which became a feature of the week - something for the coaches to work on. A very enjoyable series but maybe a rethink required on the 50 overs format, which seemed too long for what were very young teams for the most part.
NCU lost to Cricket Leinster by 5 wickets.
Stormont, 28 July.
NCU 167 (36.2 overs, Charlotte Lyons 27, Jemma Gillan 36, Gracie Keenan 23, 36 bowling extras; Lucy Barry 3-40 , A Brennan 2-33, Christina Coulter Reilly 2-35)
Cricket Leinster 170-5 (36.4 overs, Christina Coulter-Reilly 71*, A Brennan 24, C Geddan 2-17)
Leinster finished the week on a winning note as they beat hosts NCU by 5 wickets to clinch 3rd place in the Future Series. The NCU made 167 with Jemma Gillan (36), Charlotte Lyons (27) and Gracie Keenan (23) their main contributors. Lucy Barry (3-40) and Christina Coulter-Reilly (2-35) again among the wickets. CCR has been Leinster's stand-out player this week and the Clontarf all-rounder led her side to victory with an unbeaten 71 (5 fours).
NCU lost to North West Warriors by 9 wickets
Stormont, 27 July.
NCU 123 (28.1 overs, Aoife Fisher 26, Ciara Murray 19, Mollie Devine 2-6, Lucy Carmichael 2-7, Alana Dalzell 2-13, Cody Wallace 2-20)
North West Warriors 125-1 (20.2 overs,Mollie Devine 42*, Sarah Black 37, Lucy McGranaghan 21*)
The Warriors Women made it three wins from three to qualify for Friday's play-off final in the Future Series after a resounding 9-wicket win over hosts NCU at Stormont. A fine bowling display by the Warriors saw two wickets apiece for Mollie Devine, Lucy Carmichael, Alana Dalzell and Cody Wallace to dismiss the NCU for 123, Aoife Fisher (26) again top scoring on her home patch, while Ciara Murray made 19. The modest target was little trouble to the table toppers, with Fox Lodge opener Mollie Devine top-scoring with an unbeaten 42, sharing stands of 62 for the opening wicket with Ballymagorry team mate Sarah Black (37) and an unbroken 63 for the second with Strabane's Lucy McGranaghan (21*).
Cricket Leinster lost to Ireland Under 17 by 7 wickets
Stormont, 27 July.
Cricket Leinster 87-7 (20 overs, I Jennings 30, J Loughran 20, Isobel Light 3-13)
Ireland Under 17 88-3 (13.4 overs, Annabel Squires 27* Isobel Light 23 )
Rain affected - match reduced to 20 overs per side.
North West Warriors beat Cricket Leinster by 65 runs
Bready, 25 July.
North West Warriors 206 (46.3 overs, Mollie Devine 35 ret, Alana Dalzell 27, Zara Craig 23, 62 extras, Lucy Barry 3-53, Christina Coulter-Reilly 2-29
Cricket Leinster 141 (40.1 overs, Sophie Stewart 36, Cody Wallace 3-22, Mollie Devine 2-9, Charley Scott 2-20, Arianna McKenna 2-31)
A wicket for Cody Wallace (Lawrence Moore)
Hosts NW Warriors made it two wins from two as they beat Leinster by 65 runs. The Warriors were helped by the waywardness of the Dubliners attack who conceded 49 wides and 7 no-balls in their 62 extras, helping the Warriors to 206. Fox Lodge opener Mollie Device top-scored with 35 before retiring, while there were runs too for Alana Dalzell (27) and Zara Craig (23). The Clontarf duo of Lucy Barry (3-53) and Christina Coulter-Reilly (2-29) were among the wickets. Leinster struggled against the Warriors attack with Sophie Stewart's 36 the best of their 141 - three wickets for Bready's Cody Wallace on her home ground, and two apiece for Mollie Devine, Charley Scott and Arianna McKenna.
NCU lost to Ireland Under 17 by 91 runs
Bready, 25 July.
Ireland Under 17 210 (44.4 overs, Isabel Light 42, Julie McNally 30, Ellie McGee 25, 56 extras, Abbi Leckey 3-30, Aoife Fisher 2-9, R Evans 2-24)
NCU 119 (35.2 overs, Aoife Fisher 37, Ciara Murray 27, Annable Squires 4-29,
Annabel Squires took four wickets (Lawrence Moore)
Ireland U17's beat the NCU by 91 runs in the second round of games in the Women's Future series at Bready. The Irish teenagers made 210 with runs for Isabel Light (42), Julie McNally (30) and Ellie McGee (25), as well as 56 extras. Abbi Leckey took three wickets while there were two apiece for Evans and Aoife Fisher. The CSNI opener was again top-scorer for the Belfast side, making 37 in the chase, but despite runs too for Muckamore's Ciara Murray (27), they were bowled out for 119 - four wickets for Annabel Squires. The sides now have Wednesday off before the series resumes in Belfast on Thursday and Friday.
North West Warriors beat Ireland Under 17 by 35 runs
Bready, 24 July.
North West Warriors 229-8 (50 overs; Alana Dalzell 84, Sarah Black 42, Zara Craig 27; Ellie McGee 2-28, Freya Sargent 2-41)
Ireland Under 17 194 (38.2 overs; Julie McNally 55, Freya Sargent 46; Ellie McGee 25*, Alana Dalzell 3-36, Tanisha Hussain 3-43)
Niamh McNulty runs out Cody Wallace (CricketEurope)
Alana Dalzell was the star of the show as the Warriors beat Ireland U17s by 35 runs. Bready's Irish international top-scored with 84 before being run out off the penultimate ball as her side made 229 for 8 - runs too for Sarah Black (42) and Zara Craig (27). Extras were to prove crucial also with the Irish teenagers conceding 45 wides and no-balls. That was to prove fatal as they came close in the chase. When Julie McNally (55) and Freya Sargent (46) were in full flow as they added 90 in just 11 overs, Ireland were well on top at 142 for 3 in the 24th over. However, both fell to Tanisha Hussain (3-43) and with Dalzell picking up three wickets too, the teenagers were bowled out for 194 in the 39th.
Cricket Leinster beat NCU by 40 runs
Bready, 24 July.
Cricket Leinster 213-9 (50 overs; Christine Coulter-Reilly 82, extras 54; Jemma Gillan 2-21, Jennifer Hanna 2-30, Aoife Fisher 2-47)
NCU 173 (44.2 overs; Aoife Fisher 80; Sophie Stewart 3-12, Lucy Barry 3-21 )
The winning Leinster squad with coach Bernard O'Meara (CricketEurope)
Christine Coulter-Reilly carried her good domestic form into the first game of the Women's Future Series to help Leinster to a 40-run win over the NCU at Bready. CCR top-scored with 82 ( 3 fours, two 6's) as she dominated their total of 213 for 9. The NCU let them off the hook after reducing them to 163 for 7, conceding 54 extras,47 of which came in wides and no-balls. That was to prove crucial in the final analysis as the Belfast side finished on 173, despite Aoife Fisher's 80. There were three wickets apiece for Sophie Stewart and Lucy Barry in the 40-run win.
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