Half centuries from Rebecca Stokell and Rachel Delaney, plus an unbeaten 48 from skipper Laura Delany saw the Typhoons beat the Scorchers to seal their first Super Series title at Malahide.

Chasing what looked a challenging total of 235, the Typhoons blew away their opposition, losing just three wickets and having 8.1 overs to spare.

Delaney dominated an opening stand of 48 with YMCA wicket-keeper Sarah Forbes (10), to lay a solid platform for the chase, which continued when Stokell joined her in the middle.

(Runs for Rachel Delaney: Pic Rodney Smythe)

 The pair then proceeded to take the game away from their opponents with a second wicket stand of 98 in 18 overs, with Stokell top scoring with 67 from 83 balls (7 fours, 1 six), and Delany making 64 from 95 balls (8 fours).

The dismissal of Delaney, trapped lbw by left-arm spinner Leah Paul (2-49) offered brief hope for the Scorchers, but that was quickly extinguished by Stokell and Laura Delany, who added a rapid 57 in just eight overs.

Stokell fell to Sophie MacMahon (1-41) but Delany continued to score quickly, hitting seven boundaries in her 48 from 42 balls, with Orla Pendergast chipping in with 14 not out in the seven wicket win.

Earlier Leah Paul carried her bat in an unbeaten 81 which saw her anchor the innings after Prendergast (1-15) had claimed the early scalp of the in-form Gaby Lewis.

At 119 for 5 in the 36th over, it seemed as if a total of 200 would be the height of the Scorchers ambitions, but the momentum of the innings changed with the arrival of Jenny Sparrow.

She clubbed 9 boundaries in a hard-hit 60 off 55 balls, adding 103 in just 79 balls with Paul, whose haul saw her finish the leading run scorer in the series.

(Typhoons captain Laura Delany with the trophy: Pic Rodney Smythe)

Although the spoils were shared four all in the eight game series, Laura Delany collected the trophy for the Typhoons by virtue of their superior Nett-Run-Rate (NRR).

MATCH SCORECARD

Scorchers Vs Typhoons

Round 8
Toss won by Scorchers
Umpires Paul Reynolds - Steve Wood
Scorers Judy Cohen - Angela Mooney
Umpire notes Match referee: Kevin Gallagher
Home Side (neutral)

Scorchers 1st Innings 235/6 Closed (Overs 50)

Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Min Bls 4s 6s
L Paul not out   81 204 124 4 0
G Lewis*   b O Prendergast 1 20 14 0 0
C O'Reardon run out J Maguire/G Dempsey   9 42 33 1 0
C McCann lbw b L Delany 0 14 5 0 0
SM Kavanagh+ c S Forbes b C Raack 11 29 37 1 0
S MacMahon   b R Gough 23 39 33 3 0
J Sparrow run out R Stokell/L Delany   60 53 55 9 0
A Dalzell not out   1 4 4 0 0
K McEvoy dnb            
A Kerrison dnb            
H Little dnb            
extras   (b8 lb9 w21 nb5) 43        
penalty runs     6        
TOTAL   6 wickets for 235        
FOW
1-10(G Lewis) 2-43(C O'Reardon) 3-47(C McCann) 4-73(SM Kavanagh) 5-119(S MacMahon)
6-222(J Sparrow)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
O Prendergast 10 4 15 1 4 -
L Little 7 1 26 0 1 -
J Maguire 4 0 23 0 5 -
C Raack 10 2 25 1 - -
G Dempsey 2 0 14 0 1 1
L Delany 10 0 44 1 1 1
R Stokell 1 0 16 0 6 2
R Gough 2 0 18 1 1 1
Rachel Delaney 4 0 31 0 2 -

Typhoons 1st Innings 239/3 Closed (Overs 41.5)

Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Min Bls 4s 6s
Rachel Delaney lbw b L Paul 64 114 95 8 0
S Forbes+ lbw b L Paul 10 43 22 1 0
R Stokell c C McCann b S MacMahon 67 107 83 7 1
L Delany* not out   48 55 42 7 0
O Prendergast not out   14 18 15 1 0
C Raack dnb            
G Dempsey dnb            
J Maguire dnb            
R Gough dnb            
R Lewis dnb            
L Little dnb            
extras   (b1 lb2 w27 nb6) 36        
TOTAL   3 wickets for 239        
FOW
1-48(S Forbes) 2-146(Rachel Delaney) 3-203(R Stokell)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
K McEvoy 6 0 21 0 7 -
H Little 5 1 20 0 5 -
A Dalzell 5 0 24 0 - 1
A Kerrison 5 0 39 0 1 1
S MacMahon 6.5 0 41 1 11 -
L Paul 10 0 49 2 - 2
G Lewis 2 0 22 0 2 1
J Sparrow 2 0 20 0 1 1