NWCU Midweek Cup 2024
Women's T20 Charity Final: Bready lost to Fox Lodge by 6 wickets
The Rectory, 5 May.
Bready 126/8 (20 overs; Mansi Bhavsar 55*; Mollie Devine 3-13, Tanisha Hussain 2-17)
Fox Lodge 127/4 (18.4 overs; Mollie Devine 55, Hannah McLaughlin 31*; Mansi Bhavsar 4-21)
Winners Fox Lodge (CricketEurope)
Fox Lodge gained the first silverware of the new season as they chased 127 to beat Bready by 6 wickets in the DML Women's T20 Charity final. Mollie Devine and Hannah Mclaughlin shared a century stand after Mansi Bhavsar (4-21) had taken early wickets. Devine hit 6 fours and a six in a top score of 55, while skipper McLaughin's undefeated 31 included 3 boundaries. Bready were without Irish international Alana Dalzell, but have unearthed another possible future one in Mansi Bhavsar, with the all-rounder holding the Magheramason side together in her unbeaten 55 (5 fours). Mollie Devine (3-13) shared the Player of the Match accolade with Mansi, while there were two wickets also for Tanisha Hussain (2-17).
Men's T20 Charity Final: Ardmore lost to Brigade by 24 runs
The Rectory, 5 May.
Brigade 164 (19.2 overs; Scott Macbeth 81, Ifty Hussain 28; Edrees 3-12, Rachit Gaur 2-17, Harry Zimmermann 2-28)
Ardmore 140/8 (20 overs; Edrees Kharotai 48, Harry Zimmermann 38; Marcello Piedt 3-32, Andy Britton 3-33)
Winners Brigade (CricketEurope)
Scott Macbeth produced a Man of the Match display as Brigade beat Ardmore by 24 runs in the DML T20 Charity final at The Rectory. The Ireland Under 19 international hit 6 fours and 8 sixes in a hard-hit 81 from just 38 balls. Brigade looked set for a total well in excess of 200, but Macbeth's dismissal saw the last six wickets fall for 11 runs in a five overs spell. Ifty Hussain hit an 11-ball 28, with three wickets for Edrees (3-12) and two apiece for Rachit Gaur and Harry Zimmermann. The Ardmore reply saw both openers Dharm Singh and Rachit gone first ball to Brigade professional Marcello Piedt (3-32). However, Edrees counter-attacked with a rapid 48 from just 21 balls that included 6 sixes to get his side back in the hunt. However, he holed out off Andy Britton (3-33) and from then on the required rate kept climbing as the Beechgrove spinners strangled the chase, bowling a combined 12 overs for 60 runs - meaning 105 were required off the seamers. Harry Zimmermann made 38, but Ardmore fell 24 runs short. The game raised over 800 pounds for the various charities.
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