Hannah Grieve won the player of the match as Lurgan overcame North Down by 5 runs in a tense affair at Pollock Park.

Grieve dominated the innings, as she top scored with 52, hitting two sixes and two fours as Lurgan posted 106.

Laura Breakey (10) was the other player to reach double figures as North Down stuck to their task well - Maxwell, Flanagan and Schultzer all taking two wickets.

Suzie McCollum struck an early blow dismissing Sandi Harrison in the first over, but North Down battled away and got to within five runs - Clarke top scoring with 29 and Flanagan making an unbeaten 26.

McCollum, Grieve and Kilpatrick all taking two wickets.

The game, played in front of a large crowd, was a great advertisement for the local women's game which has grown in stature in the region in recent times.

Hannah Grieve received a superb Player of the Match award from Shane Matthews of sponsors AIG, and the win completed a magnificent league and cup double for Lurgan - now being coached by former Irish international Derek Heasley.


AJG NCU WOMEN'S CUP FINAL
At Pollock Park, Lurgan beat North Down by 5 runs

LURGAN
H Grieve retired 52
C Neville b Maxwell 2
S McCallan c Benson b Campbell 2
L Breakey c Nield b Schultzer 10
J Kilpatrick c & b Schultzer 3
S McCollum b Flanagan 1
N Spence b Maxwell 4
A Craig b Flanagan 0
E McMurray not out 0
S Hinds not out 0
S Hinds not out 1
Extras 31 (2b, 3lb, 23w, 3nb)
Total (8 wkts, 20 overs) 106

Fall: 1-11 2-15 3-44 4-98 5-100 6-101 7-102 8-104

Bowling: S Maxwell 4-0-12-2; N Flanagan 4-0-4-2; L Campbell 4-0-20-1;
L Clarke 2-0-29-0; T Schultzer 4-0-28-2; N Bell 2-0-9-0

NORTH DOWN
S Harrison lbw McCollum 0
R Nield b Grieve 4
A Benson run out 11
K Rodgers c McCollum b Kilpatrick 1
L Clarke c Grive b McMurray 29
S Maxwell b Kilpatrick 3
N Flanagan not out 26
L Campbell run out 1
N Bell c Grieve b McCollum 3
R Walker b Grieve 0
T Schultzer not out 1
Extras 22 (1b, 3lb, 15w, 3nb)
Total (9 wkts, 20 overs) 101

Fall: 1-1 2-18 3-20 4-27 5-46 6-77 7-87 8-94 9-98

Bowling: S McCollum 4-0-15-2; H Grieve 4-0-22-2; L Breakey 4-0-25-0;
J Kilpatrick 4-0-12-2; A Craig 2-0-13-0; E McMurray 2-0-11-1