Day of high drama in Super 3's
It was a day of high drama in the Super 3 series with last over finishes in the two games that managed to beat the weather at a cold and blustery Oak Hill.
In the morning match the Dragons posted 149 for 5 with overseas player Paris Crowe top scoring with an unbeaten 49 from just 36 balls (6 fours).
Cecelia Joyce hit a breezy 32 from 22 deliveries (5 fours), while there were useful cameos from Gaby Lewis (20), Kerrie Tomlinson (17) and Caoimhe McCann (16).
Celeste Raack took 2 for 29, while there was a wicket apiece for Amy Kenealy, Natasha Morton and Robyn Lewis.
lare Shillington got the Typhoons reply off to a brisk start as she hit 42 from just 31 balls (6 fours, 1 six), sharing an opening stand of 63 with Tilly Lugg (29).
Wickets for Tomlinson, Cecelia Joyce, Rachel Delaney and Lara Maritz saw a little wobble, but Irish skipper Laura
Delany stayed cool to steer her team to a six-wicket win with two balls remaining. She struck 4 boundaries in an unbeaten 38 from 34 balls in a tense contest.
The second game proved to be a real nail-biter with Isobel Joyce the match winner as she held her nerve in a tense final over.
Having bowled three wides to leave the Typhoons needing three off the last three balls, Izzy gained instant redemption as Anna Kirk ran out Natasha Morton, followed by Joyce herself running out Celeste Raack from the final ball to seal the one-run verdict.
The Typhoons will be wondering how they let the game slip away, as Jenny Gray (32) and Heidi Cheadle (29) had looked to have set them up for victory chasing a modest 109.
Three wickets for Isabella Fitzgibbon (3-14), coupled with two apiece for Lucy O’Reilly and Orla Prendergast got the Scorchers back into the game, before Joyce’s last gasp heroics.
Joyce had top scored with 43 and Alana Ryan made 25 in the Scorchers total of 109 for 7. It didn’t look enough but in the end it was, but only just.
The series continues next weekend with 50-over contests at Oak Hill and Rathmines.