Garth stars as Ireland crush Scotland
Kim Garth took four wickets for just eight runs as Ireland Women crushed Scotland in their European T20 international at Rugby.
Pembroke all-rounder Garth, playing in her 50th senior international, proved virtually unplayable as she tore the heart out of the Scottish batting.
The 18 year-old dismissed Annette Drummond and Fi Urquhart in successive deliveries, and with her Sydney Parade bowling partner Louise McCarthy (1-4) removing Rachel Scholes, Scotland were reeling on 3 for 3.
Liz Priddle provided a recovery of sorts with 23 from 34 balls, but wickets for Elena Tice (1-15), Lucy O'Reilly and Isobel Joyce - both of whom claimed 1 for 8 - coupled with two run outs, saw Scotland dismissed for just 52 with one delivery remaining.
Garth fittingly finished off the innings when she bowled Lorna Jack, having previously dismissed Sam Haggo.
The Scotland innings had a distinctly binary look to it with five players scoring either 0 or 1.
Any hopes Scotland had of early wickets were quickly extinguished by Clare Shillington who bounced back from her first ball dismissal yesterday to smash seven boundaries in an unbeaten 31.
The YMCA opener shared stands of 23 with Shauna Kavanagh (7) and Laura Delany (9) as Ireland won in just 7.5 overs with 8 wickets to spare.
- Kim Garth receives her 50th cap from Isobel Joyce
- Team captains, Abbi Aitken and Isobel Joyce
- The toss
- Messrs Smith and Wilson take the field
- Scholes and Drummond take the field
- 4 wickets for 8 runs for Kim Garth
- A close thing for Kari Anderson
- A determined Kim Garth
- A subdued Scotland support
- A triumphant Kim Garth
- A very happy Kim Garth
- Amy Kenealy appeals
- Amy Kenealy bowls
- Another wicket for the Irish
- Big appeal by Mary Waldron
- Elena Tice appeals
- Garth bowls
- Ireland celebrate
- James Wilson signals out
- Kari Anderson happy to see the ball go by
- Kathryn White hits one to cover
- Kenealy bowls
- Kim Garth and Elena Tice celebrate
- Kim Garth bowls
- Kim Garth celebrates
- Kim Garth congratulated by team mates
- Kim Garth on her way to an impressive 4 wickets for 8 runs
- Liz Priddle between the wickets
- Liz Priddle hits one to the boundary
- McCarthy not happy to see Jack run past
- Priddle on her way to a respectable 23 runs
- Single for Liz Priddle
- Total concentration from Amy Kenealy
- Very happy Irish players
- Abbi Aitken bowls
- Big appeal by Kari Anderson
- Laura Delany hooks
- Elena Tice runs
- Kathryn White in full flight
- Laura Delany drives
- Lorna Jack and Kari Anderson celebrate
- Clare Shillington drives down the wicket
- Clare Shillington hoists to the boundary
- Single for Clare Shillington
- Kathryn White