Gaby Lewis hit a brilliant century to lead her Scorchers side to the Super 50 Cup title with a convincing 140-run win against The Typhoons at Malahide.
The YMCA and Irish international was at her brilliant best, finding the boundary 15 times in her 115, latching on to anything remotely wayward.
Century for Gaby Lewis: Pic Rodney Smythe
The Player of the Match dominated an opening stand of 101 in 19 overs with Leah Paul (29), also adding 74 in 13 overs with Shauna Kavanagh (34), while Sophie MacMahon (31*) provided late impetus as the Scorchers posted an imposing 271 for 5.
For the Typhoons, while five bowlers picked up a wicket each, with Eglinton's Zara Craig (1-9) dismissing NW colleague Alana Dalzell (10), while Jane Maguire was the most economical.
Reverse sweep from Gaby Lewis on her way to 115: Pic Rodney Smythe
Rebecca Stokell was dismissed by Hannah Little in the first over of the reply, but a patient stand of 75 in 20 overs between top scorer Rachel Delaney (41) and Louise Little (34) set a platform.
However, scoreboard pressure told as the required rate climbed, and despite a breezy 26 in 23 balls from Orla Prendergast - including a lofted drive six over the deep cover boundary – the innings capitulated in dramatic fashion, as six wickets fell for seven runs.
Rachel Delaney scored 41: Pic Rodney Smythe
Lara Maritz and Cara Murray picked up three wickets apiece, while there were two for left-arm spinner Leah Paul, completing an excellent week for the Merrion woman, who collected the Player of the Series award against Scotland.
The final game in the Super 50 Series takes place on Sunday June 6th at Pembroke.
FACTFILE - SUPER SERIES CENTURIES
- Meg Kendal (125)
- Cecelia Joyce (118)
- Clare Shillington (116)
- Orla Prendergast (116)
- Gaby Lewis (115)
At Malahide, Scorchers beat Typhoons by 140 runs and lead the series 3-1.
Scorchers 271-5 (50 overs; G Lewis 115, S Kavanagh 34; Z Craig 1-9)
Typhoons 131 (31.3 overs; R Delaney 41; L Maritz 3-10, C Murray 3-16, L Paul 2-38)