Leinster stormed to a 10-wicket win against a very young Hills side in their T20 clash.
Amy Kenealy set the tone for a superb bowling performance as she dismissed overseas player Alana Ryan third ball, a hammer blow from which the Milverton side never recovered.
Irish internationals Kenealy and Sophie MacMahon both claimed two wickets, while The Hills desperation for additional runs saw them conceded four run outs – two for MacMahon and one each for Irish skipper Laura Delany and Isabella Fitzgibbon.
Hannah Corcoran (12) and Amy Benson (11) reached double figures as The Hills were dismissed for 55.
Delany struck four boundaries in a run-a-ball 27, while Valmai Gee hit 3 fours in her 20 not out to seal a comprehensive 10-wicket win.
“Amy and Vanessa started very well up front removing both openers in the first few overs,” said Laura Delany afterwards. “
Amy Benson tried to get the momentum going but on a low slow wicket the runs were hard to come by.
“Sophie MacMahon and Ava Canning bowled very well in the middle period for us. “The Hills bowled well but we saw it home within the first 10 overs of the game.
“The Hills have a young side which is great to see along with the inclusion of Amy Benson and Natasha Morton both from up North commit to playing in the Leinster league, and I wish them all the best of luck for the rest of the season.”
There were runs galore in the Malahide match against YMCA with nearly 300 runs scored in 33 overs.
Irish international Mary Waldron and Caoimhe McCann both hit half centuries as Malahide made 145 for 5.
McCann struck 8 fours and a six in a fluent 54 from just 31 balls, sharing a second wicket stand of 92 wirh Waldron who struck six boundaries in her 51.
Roisin Staunton (4-27) was the stand-out performer with the ball for YMCA.
What looked a potentially very challenging chase became a stroll in the park thanks to pyrotechnics from the in-form Gaby Lewis.
The teenage superstar smashed 9 fours and 3 sixes in a whirlwind undefeated 75 from just 37 deliveries as YM sealed an 8-wicket win.
She shared an opening stand of 106 with Jenny Gray (23), while Robyn Lewis (17) and Lucy O’Reilly (12*) also chipped in.
Mary Waldron wasn’t too despondent afterwards, acknowledging the power and timing of Lewis.
“Caoimhe batted really well - she struck the ball nicely and put away the bad ball for us, but our total of 146 was probably below par with quite short boundaries.
“Gaby batted with great intent and hit well over the top nicely from the start.
“Malahide’s young bowling attack came back well but it was too late.”
The final game saw Pembroke beat Contarf by 8 wickets at Castle Avenue.
Aoife Brennan top scored with 24 while Keeva Vickers chipped in with 19 as Clontarf posted 93 for 5.
Cliona Tucker took 2 for 10, while there were also wickets for Mhairi Nicoll and Cathy Murphy.
Pembroke lost Shauna Kavanagh for 17 and Louise Little for 11, but unbeaten 29 from Orla Prendergast and 21 not out from Clare Shillington ensured a comfortable win.