Rachel McBrine (CricketEurope)
After last week’s wash-out it was back to action with two games down for decision.
Strabane Saints kept up their winning ways with a five-wicket victory over local rivals Fox Lodge in the Tyrone derby.
The Saints batted first and posted a modest total of 118. Best with the bat was Anji Porter (42*) and skipper Megan Moorehead 15* while the bowling honours went to Sarah Black with fantastic figures of 3 for 19.
In reply the Foxies got off to a flying start with a 55-run partnership between, Sarah Black (14) and Molly Devine (37*) which pushed the total to just 70 off the opening 10 overs.
However, once Black was dismissed in the 12th over the Foxies failed to get the remainder of the runs and finished 11 adrift on a final total of 107 off 20 overs.
That was mainly due to excellent bowling from Chloe Deans (2-14) and Rachel McCallan (1-34), which allowed Strabane to pick up yet another victory.
In the second game, Burndennett recorded another win against Bready in another local derby.
Batting first Bready’s start wasn’t ideal as their top order was reduced to shreds in the opening five overs due to devastating spells from Nicola Arbuckle (5-10) and Maria McGettigan (4-10).
Alana Dalzell top scored with a modest nine, while a special mention for Australian native, Maddie Campbell, who scored two in her first ever cricket game, that helped steer the visitors to end with a final total of just 40 runs.
In reply Maria McGettigan’s unbeaten 14 and Leanne Brandon with 10 helped Burndennett chase the total in just seven overs to pick up a 9-wicket victory.
After the game skipper Julie Logue said: "I am delighted to have achieved yet another victory to keep up our unbeaten streak. My girls played extremely well and I am so proud of them this evening.
“Bready fought hard to the very end and gave us a tough match, and we look forward to play our remainder of league games in the 2018 season.’’