Just one game went ahead in the Leinster Women's league and it saw new Pembroke skipper Mary Waldron lead the way with a half century as her side beat YMCA in a rain and light affected contest.

A delayed start saw the contest reduced to 17 overs per side, and the visitors struck early when Lucy O'Reilly dismissed fellow international Shauna Kavanagh.

Waldron steadied the ship as she dominated a second wicket stand of 47 with Cliona Tucker (10).

She scored a fine 53 which included five fours as she and Kim Garth put on 67 for the 3rd wicket which helped Pembroke to 133 for 3 - Garth finishing unbeaten on 31.

Gaby Lewis and Kate McEvoy were the other wicket takers.

Garth (1-8) then struck a decisive early blow as she caught and bowled Gaby Lewis in her first over, and when Lulu Little (1-8) accounted for Jenny Gray (13) Pembroke were in the ascendancy.

Overseas player Kerrie Tomlinson faced only one ball before a combination of bad light and rain forced the game to finish - Pembroke 16 runs ahead on DLS.

Speaking after the game, Waldron told CricketEurope: "It was a great start to the season against a strong side. Everyone played their part and I was really impressed with our energy in the field, albeit in a reduced game.

"We were very switched on knowing DLS would probably come into play.

"For me personally it was great to be back in Pembroke colours and getting a few runs.

"I'm very grateful for the opportunities I had at Malahide and wish them all the best for the season."

There was no play in the scheduled match at Angelsea Road between Merrion and Malahide, while player availability problems had seen The Hills' match against Clontarf called off earlier in the week.


At Sydney Parade, Pembroke beat YMCA by 16 runs (DLS).

Pembroke 133-3 (17 overs; M Waldron 53, K Garth 31*, C Tucker 10)

YMCA 26/2 (5.5 overs; J Gray 13; L Little 1-7, K Garth 1-8).