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Easy for Ireland

The game between Ireland and Scotland resulted in a comprehensive 86 run win for the hosts.

Their total of 148 for 2 was based around yet another fine batting display from the top order. The Joyce sisters were the heaviest scorers - Isobel top scoring with 46 from 42 balls, and Cecelia making an undefeated 35 at exactly a run a ball.

Clare Shillington (26) shared an opening stand of 66 with Isobel Joyce, before being bowled by 16 year old Lynne Dickson, who had the honour of capturing the first Irish wicket of the week.

Dickson (2-20), followed that up by having Isobel Joyce brilliantly caught behind by Lorna Jack. That was to the end of the Scottish success, as Eimear Richardson (31*) shared an unbroken stand of 62 with Cecelia Joyce. Scotland made little attempt to chase the Irish score, creeping to 62 for 7 in the allotted overs, with only Kari Anderson trying to force the pace. She hit three fours in an over from Ciara Metcalfe on her way to 16 in rapid time.

Her demise, caught behind by Valmai Gee off Metcalfe saw Scotland opt for batting out the overs, getting in some match practice. Leigh Kasperek made 9 before being run out, and no-one else threatened to hit the ball.

Amy Kenealy took three wickets in quick succession to finish with 3 for 15, while Ciara Metcalfe bounced back superbly from the Anderson onslaught to finish with two for 16.