Rachel McBrine (CricketEurope)
In the North-West Ladies League Fox Lodge show no sign of being knocked off the top spot as they recorded another victory against Newbuildings.
Winning the toss and opting to bat first, Newbuildings got off to a disappointing start as they lost their top six batters for a total of 14 runs in the opening three overs courtesy of a first-rate bowling spell from Kara Bates (4-15).
Things started to look up for the hosts as Mia Smyth (14) and Hannah Mitchell (12) got the total boosted up to 28 in the next four overs.
But after Smyth was dismissed in the 7th over things went downhill due to a change in the bowling from Lucy Blair (2-4), which saw Newbuildings all out with a final total of 38.
Openers Hannah McLaughlin (26*) and Kara Bates (5*) wasted no time by achieving their modest target in just 5.3 overs for the loss of none, allowing the Foxies another victory to continue their unbeaten streak.
Burndennett proved too strong as they defeated Killyclooney by 7 wickets.
Batting first, the Killyclooney ladies posted 68 from 15 overs, mainly thanks to a fantastic 40 run stand between Cody Wallace (14) and Jacqueline Hall (17*).
Nicola Arbuckle had a superb spell of 5 wickets for just 14 runs, while skipper Julie Logue chipped in by picking up 3 wickets for 7 runs.
The home side made their presence known from the beginning of their response, with the top order each chipping in to chase down the runs with Kylie McGarrigle (35*), Leanne Brandon (19) and Nicola Arbuckle (5) each contributing to chase the final total in just seven overs.
Best with the ball for Killyclooney was youngster Cody Wallace, who picked up two wickets for 24 runs off her 4 overs and Gail Nelson with (1-24).
Bready suffered another defeat as they lost to Eglinton.
Having elected to bat, Bready started off strongly with Steph Wilkinson (20) and Alana Dalzell (14) adding 45 in the opening ten overs.
Once Wilkinsonís wicket fell in the eleventh over, the Bready ladies struggled with the bat due to the precise bowling from Laura Whiteside (3-20) and Alana McKenna (2-26), the visitors dismissed for 80.
Chasing their modest target, a strong partnership of 55 runs between Zara Craig (25) and E Gaston (8) helped the visitors achieve the total with the loss of six wickets, allowing the Eglinton girls to gain their third victory of the season.