TUCKER AND LITTLE STAR AS IRELAND U15 GIRLS BEAT SHROPSHIRE

Ireland Under 15 girls earned their second victory at the Malvern Festival as they overcame a poor start to beat Shropshire by 61 runs.

Batting first the Irish teenagers were in disarray as Megan Trickett (4-17) and Milly Batkin (3-10) reduced them to 15 for 5.

The innings was rescued by a sixth wicket stand of 74 between the Pembroke pair of Cliona Tucker and Louise Little.

Tucker top scored with 57, while Little hit 37 - both scoring four boundaries as the Irish posted 123 for 9 in their 35 overs.

The Shropshire reply never got going as they were dismissed for just 62 with seven Irish bowlers among the wickets.

Aoife Brennan (2-11) and Isobel McCormack (2-17) picked up a brace apiece, while the other successful bowlers were Ali Kennan, Orla Prendergast, Eimear Mullen, Amy Hunter and Maria Kerrison.


MALVERN FESTIVAL


At Elm Cricket Club, Ireland U15 Girls beat Shropshire U15 Girls by 61 runs


IRELAND 123-9 (35 overs; Cliona Tucker 57, Louise Little 37; Megan Trickett 4-17, Molly Batkin 3-10)


SHROPSHIRE 62 all out (19.3 overs; Aoife Brennan 2-11, Isobel McCormack 2-17)