The 2019 Women's Super 3 Series got under way at North Kildare with the Dragons claiming two victories and the Typhoons one.

The three matches followed very similar patterns with the teams batting first all able to defend what looked very modest totals, but on a day when boundaries were at a premium, the ball dominated the bat.

Mary Waldron top scored with 48 as the Dragons posted 112 for 4 against The Typhoons, sharing an opening stand of 39 with Kerry Tomlinson (14) and 58 for the second wicket with Kim Garth (26).

Leg-spinner Celeste Raack (2-17) was the pick of the Typhoons attack.

Kim Garth (2-15) and Jane Maguire (2-10) kept the Typhoons run chase in check, and they could only muster 88 for 6 - Leah Paul making an unbeaten 31 and Una Raymond-Hoey 21.

In their other win Kim Garth hit four boundaries in a top score of 22 as the Dragons made 109/9 against the Scorchers - two wickets apiece for Cara Murray (2-14) and Hannah Little (2-20).

Rebecca Stokell hit 25 in the reply, but excellent spells from Lara Maritz (3-9) and Ava Canning (2-9) restricted the Scorchers to 92 for 9.

The Typhoons had a 21 run win against The Scorchers in the other game.

Una Raymond-Hoey (39) and Laura Delany (34) shared a third wicket stand of 65 as they made 116 for 6 - two wickets apiece for Sophie MacMahon (2-10) and Hannah Little (2-20).

MacMahon top scored with a powerful 38 from 32 balls but the Scorchers could only manage 95 for 8, with Delany (3-15) completing a fine all-round match, and Niamh Walsh capturing 2 for 10.

The Super 3's take a break for four weeks now, with the international team in action later this week in three matches against the touring West Indies side.

SUPER 3 SCORECARDS AND TABLE

https://www.cricketeurope.com/CEIRELAND/2019/WOMEN/super3s.shtml