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3rd T20I: Pakistan lost to Ireland by 34 runs
Lahore, 16 November.
Ireland 167/4 (20 overs; G Lewis 71, A Hunter 40, O Prendergast 37)
Pakistan 133 (18.5 overs; Javeria Khan 50, Nida Dar 26; A Kelly 3-19, L Delany 3-20, J Maguire 2-26)
Ireland Women after their series win against Pakistan (PCB)
Batters take a bow! Great stuff today from the Irish top three with openers Gaby Lewis and Amy Hunter putting on 110 for the first wicket. Lewis reaching 50 off 26 balls with boundaries coming on both sides of the wicket. With 87 off the first ten overs, the departure of both Hunter and Lewis in quick succession inevitably but a brake on the scoring but with Orla Prendergast taking up the reins, Ireland added a further 80 in the second ten. With Pakistan having a highest winning chase of 139 Ireland's 167/3 must surely have put doubts in the hosts minds. Scoreboard pressure told as opener Javeria Khan lost partners trying to keep up with the rate. When she departed it was left to captain Nida Dar to marshall the tail but it was too great a task even for her. A historic series win for Ireland after the disappointment of the earlier ODI's. When the batting comes off it is impressive, but come off it must, if the bowling, which was exposed and lacked threat in the longer form, is to have a total they can defend. But those are thoughts for another day. In the meantime it's celebrations in the Irish camp, a 2-1 win that could so easily have been 3-0. Well done the Girls in Green.
Match highlights (Pakistan Cricket Board, YouTube)
2nd T20I: Pakistan beat Ireland by 6 wickets
Lahore, 14 November.
Ireland 118/7 (17 overs; A Hunter 36, O Prendergast 20; N Dar 2-19, N Sandhu 2-21)
Pakistan 121/4 (16 overs; Javeria Khan 35, Nida Dar 28, Ayesha Naseem 25*) (Match reduced to 17 overs after a delayed start.)
Ireland let this one slip through their fingers - literally! Ireland went into the game with an unchanged XI after Saturday's win and were asked to bat by Pakistan. There's a fine line to be drawn between being 'positive' and being 'injudicious', and at times today Ireland crossed it. Two wickets, Orla Prendergast and Amy Hunter, fell to stumpings off the widest of deliveries, both yards down the pitch. And another two, Gaby Lewis and Arlene Kelly were both out, caught off leading edges playing across the line towards the leg side. In the end the 118 total could, and probably should have been greater, given that a number of batters got decent starts. Pakistan were just as 'positive' in the opening overs of the chase, but pressure built after some tight overs from Ireland that saw run-outs claim the wickets of Javeria Khan and Bismah Maroof. But it was certainly not one of Ireland's best fielding displays, despite Nida Dar becoming the third run-out of the innings, already having been dropped, a straightforward catch in the deep, on 19. It was left to Ayeesha Khan to save the day for the hosts, her 25* coming off only 12 balls, assisted, it has to be said, by some sloppy Irish fielding. And she finished the game in style with 6 balls to spare, hitting the biggest Six of the match over long-off. All square in the 3 match series in a game that Ireland should have won.
Match highlights (Pakistan Cricket Board, YouTube)
1st T20I: Pakistan lost to Ireland by 6 wickets
Lahore, 12 November.
Pakistan 135/5 (20 overs; N Dar 61, A Riaz 24; O Prendergast 3-10)
Ireland 139/4 (18.4 overs; G Lewis 69*, O Prendergast 39)
A hugely postive approach from Ireland in this format, totally at odds with their careful 'build a score' attitude in the ODIs, brought its reward. Ireland made a dream start in the field with Orla Prendergast taking three wickets in her four over opening spell. But Nida Dar fought back for the hosts and her 57 run partnership with Aliya Riaz ensured that Ireland would have a tough chase on their hands, as 81 runs came in the second ten overs of the innings. Amy Hunter replaced Leah Paul at the top of the order but dragged a catch off Nida Dar to mid on early on. Lewis and Prendergast added 55 before Prendergast dragged her foot out of the crease sweeping and was stumped. A crazy call from Lewis, who swept straight to square leg and charged off for the single left a hapless Delany two yards short, and with 21 needed Eimear Richardson slog swept a catch in the deep, but by then there was no stopping the Irish charge to victory. They were always ahead of Pakistan in the chase, and surely their approach today will set the pattern to be adopted in the next two matches. Lewis ended 69* off 54 (9x4), but it was that opening 3 wicket burst from Orla Prendergast and her 39 runs off 25 balls that set up a historic win for the Girls in Green, and earned her the POTM award. Two more games to come, on Monday and Wednesday, and on today's performance Ireland have every right to believe that a series win, even a whitewash is possible.
Orla Prendergast was the Player of the Match
Match Highlights (Pakistan Cricket Board, YouTube)
ICC Women's Championship, 3rd ODI: Pakistan beat Ireland by 5 wickets
Lahore, 9 November.
Ireland 225 (49.5 overs; L Paul 65, A Hunter 41, G Lewis 39, E Richardson 28; Ghulan Fatima 5-35, Nashra Sandhu 2-40)
Pakistan 226-5 (47.1 overs; Sadaf Shamas 72, Bismah Maroof 57, Omaima Sohail 25*, Aliya Riaz 23; E Richardson 2-45)
Despite being given a great start by openers Leah Paul and Gabby Lewis, for the third time in the series Ireland failed to bat out their allotted 50 overs, if on this occasion, only by a single delivery. In a top-heavy innings Paul and Lewis added 84 for the first wicket and Amy Hunter and Paul a further 65 for the second. Paul became keeper Sidra Nawaz's second stumping within a few deliveries and 149/1 had suddenly become 151/3. There were still fifteen overs left in the innings, but only Eimear Richardson and Lara Delany's 5th wicket partnership, worth 41, provided any resistance as 5 wickets fell for 20 runs in the final overs. Leg-spinner Ghulam Fatima completing a maiden five-for, and left arm spinner Nashra Sandhu claiming two. It was Ireland's highest total of the series, but even this looked vulnerable to a strong Pakistan batting line up. Early success for Ireland as Muneeb Ali chopped on from Prendergast and Sidra Ameen played across the line to Jane Maguire and was dismissed for the first time in the series - her average 277! There was no luck however for Cara Murray, as in her third over keeper Waldron failed to hold two edges, and after that it was a case of untroubled progress for Pakistan as Shamas and Maroof built a partnership of 124. Both fell in quick succession to give Ireland a glimmer of hope, Pakistan needing 4 runs an over from the last 15 and with two new batters at the crease. But it was not be be as Omaima Sohail steered the hosts to a clean sweep in the series with nearly three overs to spare. Ireland's best performance of the series but the T20 matches coming up will be a test of their ability to score quickly enough to pose a threat to the hosts.
Match Highlights (Pakistan Cricket Board, YouTube)
ICC Women's Championship, 2nd ODI: Pakistan beat Ireland by 9 wickets
Lahore, 6 November.
Ireland 194 (47.2 overs; M Waldron 35, A Kelly 34, A Hunter 30, L Delany 28, O Pendergast 24; E Richardson 23; G Fatima 2-32, N Sandhu 3-41, F Sana 2-26)
Pakistan 195/1 (32.4 overs; S Ameen 91*, B Maroof 69*, M Ali 27)
Ireland pair Arlene Kelly and Mary Waldron added 59 (PCB)
Not the start Ireland wanted after opting to bat after Friday's mauling. Leah Paul was bowled by Fatima Sana second ball of the innings, and then a becalmed Gaby Lewis tried for a quick single to mid-off, and was beaten by Aliya Riaz's direct hit. Friday's top scorers Laura Delany and Orla Prendergast could't repeat those performances but added 47 to take Ireland to 105 after 25 overs. Wickets fell to spin but Mary Waldron and Arlene Kelly put together a fifty partnership to give Ireland hope that 200 was again possible, but they fell just short. Pakistan showed no mercy and opened the batting again with Friday's centurions, Muneeba Ali and Sidra Ameen. No century today for Ali, as after a steady start, she fell to a Lewis catch off Eimear Richardson with 59 on the board. Ameen was on track for successive centuries but the fast scoring Maroof deprived her of that - Ameen has scored 267 so far in the series without being dismissed. Ireland's inabilty to pose a threat with the ball cruelly exposed again today, 2-0 to Pakistan with the final ODI to come on Wednesday.
Match Highlights (Pakistan Cricket Board, YouTube)
ICC Women's Championship 1st ODI: Pakistan beat Ireland by 128 runs
Lahore, 4 November.
Pakistan 335-3 (50 overs; S Ameen 176*, M Ali 107*, S Shamas 29; A Kelly 2-62)
Ireland 207 (49.3 overs; L Delany 69, O Prendergast 29; Nida Dar 3-34, F Sana 2-24, N Sandhu 2-40)
An opening partnership of 221 in 33 overs gave Ireland an early taste of what they could be up against in this ODI series. Ireland rang the changes against Sidra Ameen and Muneeba Ali, with no fewer than eight bowlers trying their luck before Eimear Richardson made the breakthrough with the wicket of Ali, Arlene Kelly with the catch. Ireland's latest recruit, Kelly had a hand in all three wickets to fall as she also took the wickets of Aliya Riaz and Sadaf Shamas. An unrealistic chase for Ireland to attempt and their slow start suggested that they had settled for getting some time in the middle and achieving a total of around 200. That was indeed the case and a fourth wicket partnership of 69 between skipper Laura Delany and Orla Prendergast took them past 100. With Delany completing a half-century before falling to the off spin of Nida Dar. First blood to the hosts but valuable experience for the Irish who will line up for the second match in the series on Sunday.
Match Highlights (Pakistan Cricket Board, YouTube)
Women's WT20 Qualifier
Women's World T20 Qualifier Final: Bangladesh beat Ireland by 7 runs
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, 25 September.
 Bangladesh 120/8 (20 overs; F Hoque 61; L Delany 3-27, A Kelly 2-17, C Murray 2-21)
 Ireland 113/9 (20 overs; A Kelly 28*; R Ahmed 3-24, S Magla 2-16, S Akhtar 2-20, N Akter 2-29)
Winners Bangladesh (ICC)
A good effort in the field by Ireland to restrict Bangladesh to 120 with Laura Delany taking three wickets at the back end of the innings ensuring that the tail did not wag. Fargana Hoque top scoring for Bangladesh with 61 while Arlene Kelly and Cara Murray each picked up a couple of the early wickets. Gaby Lewis went early again for just a single boundary, Amy Hunter and Orla Prendergast followed in quick succession and from there on it was a struggle. 'Spin to win' from Bangladesh and it did the job perfectly. It was hard to see how Ireland were going to recover from those early setbacks and with the Bangladesh spinners strangling the scoring rate the margin of victory flattered Ireland. They will look back and think that it would only have taken someone at the top of the order to get 20 or 30 to win this one. Arlene Kelly top scoring with 28* coming in at number 9 just about says it all. The consolation of course is that Ireland were already on the plane to South Africa with their semi-final win and they will be happy with that I'm sure.
Women's WT20 Qualifier
Women's World T20 Qualifier Semi-final: Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 4 runs
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, 23 September.
 Ireland 137-6 (20 overs; O Prendergast 28, R Stokell 26*, L Delany 22, A Hunter 19; N Sibanda 2-24, K Ndhlovu 2-38)
 Zimbabwe 133/6 (20 overs; S Mayers 39, M Musonda 31; J Maguire 2-18, A Kelly 2-27)
Ireland celebrate the four-run win (Abu Dhabi Cricket & Sports Hub)
Ireland held their nerve to edge out Zimbabwe by four runs in a tense semi-final to book their slot at the 2023 T20 World Cup in Cape Town. Batting first Ireland laid a solid base with runs at the top of the order from Orla Prendergast (28), Laura Delany (22) and Amy Hunter (19). The match defining innings came from Rebecca Stokell, who struck two sixes in a whirlwind unbeaten 26 from just 12 balls, which propelled the Irish to 137 for 6. Zimbabwe will reflect on a litany of missed opportunities which would cost them dearly in the final analysis. Player-of-the-Match Jane Maguire (2-18) bowled superbly in the chase, but the Africans kept themselves in contention with runs from Sharne Mayers (39) and Mary-Anne Musonda (31). Arlene Kelly (2-27), Eimear Richardson (1-25) and skipper Delany all kept their cool in the pressure situation, closing out the game to seal the win to spark off great celebrations.
Women's WT20 Qualifier
Women's World T20 Qualifier Group A: Ireland beat Scotland by 19 runs
Tolerance Oval, Abu Dhabi, 21 September.
 Ireland 164/3 (20 overs; G Lewis 66, O Prendergast 55*, L Delany 29)
 Scotland 145/8 (20 overs; S Bryce 49, A Aitken-Drummond 23; J Maguire 2-19, C Murray 2-27)
Gaby Lewis and Orla Prendergast (Abu Dhabi Cricket & Sports Hub)
Half centuries from Player of the Match Gaby Lewis and Orla Prendergast took Ireland Women to a 19-run win over Scotland which sealed a semi-final berth for Ed Joyce's side. YMCA opener Lewis struck 13 boundaries in a top-score of 66 from just 37 balls to give Ireland the quick start they wanted after Amy Hunter (3) had gone cheaply. Lewis added 62 with Orla Prendergast, with the latter taking the mantle with skipper Laura Delany after Lewis departed. The pair added a further 63 to take the Irish to 164 for 3, with Prendergast making an unbeaten 55 from 46 balls (6 fours,1 six), and Delany 29. Two wickets for Jane Maguire had Scotland on the back foot and with the required rate soon climbing above 10, it was always a tough ask. Sarah Bryce made a fluent 49, but when she became the second of two wickets for Cara Murray (2-27), Scotland's hopes ended. Abbi Aitken-Drummond (23) struck a few late blows but all in vain as Ireland closed out the win. Ireland will likely face Zimbabwe in Friday's semi-final, with group winners Bangladesh in line to face Thailand. The semi-finalists will be confirmed later on Wednesday.
Women's WT20 Qualifier
Women's World T20 Qualifier Group A: Ireland beat USA by 9 wickets
Tolerance Oval, Abu Dhabi, 19 September.
 USA 91 (20 overs; S Sriharsha 25, D Dhingra 23; A Kelly 2-17, E Richardson 2-19)
 Ireland 92/1 (13.1 overs; G Lewis 44*, A Hunter 43)
Gaby Lewis and Amy Hunter shared an opening stand of 91 (Abu Dhabi Cricket & Sports Hub)
Ireland eased to a comprehensive 9-wicket win over USA to set up a winner-takes-all clash with Scotland for a semi-final berth on Wednesday. A fine bowling display was backed by the fielders - four run outs restricting their opponents to 91. There were two wickets apiece for Arlene Kelly (2-17) and Eimear Richardson (2-19), while skipper Laura Delany strangled the innings, conceding just six runs in her four over spell. The chase was a nerveless one, with Gaby Lewis top-scoring with an unbeaten 44 (4 fours), sharing an opening stand of 91 with Amy Hunter (43) which was ended when the scores were level. All to play for then for Ed Joyce's side, who in all likelihood will face Zimbabwe if they prevail - the Africans getting a surprise win over Thailand.
Women's WT20 Qualifier
Women's World T20 Qualifier Group A: Ireland lost to Bangladesh by 14 runs.
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, 18 September.
 Bangladesh 143/4 (20 overs; N Joty 67, S Sultana 48; E Richardson 1-20, L Paul 1-20, L Delany 1-25, A Kelly 1-30)
 Ireland 129 (19.4 overs; E Richardson 40, A Hunter 33, L Delany 28; S Khatun 3-18, N Akter 2-22, M Maghla 2-25)
Eimear Richardson top-scored with 40 for Ireland (Abu Dhabi Cricket & Sports Hub)
Ireland couldn't overcome the loss of star batter Gaby Lewis first ball as they lost by 17 runs to tournament favourites Bangladesh at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Chasing 144, Lewis was bowled off her pads, and was quickly followed by Orla Prendergast. The Irish rallied with Amy Hunter (33) and Laura Delany (28), but as the required rate went into double figures, Ed Joyce's side were always playing catch-up. Eimear Richardson struck some lusty blows as she top-scored with 40 from 26 balls (4 fours, 1 six), but despite a valiant effort, they finished on 129. Bangladesh had recovered from a slow start to make 143 for 4, with Joty hitting 10 fours and six in her 67. She had added 72 with Sultana (48), and with wickets in hand the Tigresses were able to add 39 in the final three overs, which was to prove crucial in the final analysis. Ireland are back in action tomorrow (MON) when they take on USA in their second group match (4pm).
Other Match: Ireland beat Papua New Guinea by 38 runs
Tolerance Oval, Abu Dhabi, 16 September.
 Ireland 142/7 (20 overs; A Hunter 45*; K Arua 2-23)
 Papua New Guinea 108/5 (20 overs; K Arua 22*, S Jimmy 22; A Kelly 2-18)
Amy Hunter
Amy Hunter's 45 ensured Ireland go into Sunday's T20 World Cup Qualifiers on a winning note after a 38-run win over PNG in their second warm-up match in UAE. Hunter made 45 from 37 balls (3 fours, 2 sixes) before retiring. There were also double figure contributions from Shauna Kavanagh and Orla Prendergast who made 17 apiece, while there were also runs too for Eimear Richardson (14) and Gaby Lewis (13) in their total of 142 for 7. PNG never seriously threatened the total, despite 22's from Jimmy and Arua. With the ball, there was two wickets for Arlene Kelly (2-18), with the other successful bowlers being Eimear Richardson (1-21) and Cara Murray (1-22) as PNG were restricted to 108 for 5. Bangladesh are Ireland's opponents in the opening match, followed by group games against USA on Monday and Scotland on Wednesday.
Other Match: Ireland beat Papua New Guinea by 60 runs
The Sevens Stadium, Dubai, 13 September.
 Ireland 168-3 (20 overs; O Prendergast 38*, G Lewis 32*, L Delany 32*)
 Papua New Guinea 108/9 (20 overs; P Siaka 38, T Ruma 20; R Delaney 2-2, C Murray 2-12)
Orla Prendergast scored 38
Ireland made a morale winning start to their T20 World Cup warm-ups with a 60-run win against Papua New Guinea under the floodlights of the Sevens ground on the outskirts of Dubai. A strong batting display saw Orla Prendergast top score with 38, while Gaby Lewis and Laura Delany each made 32 - the trio all retiring as Ed Joyce's side posted 168 for 3. The Irish used nine bowlers in restricting their opponents to 108 for 9, with two wickets for spinners Rachel Delaney and Cara Murray. They will play another warm-up against the same opposition, before the real business of tournament qualification starts on Sunday against top-ranked Bangladesh.
3rd T20I: Scotland v Ireland: no play
The Grange, Edinburgh, 8 September.
Morning rain caused the abandonment of the final T20 match in Edinburgh. Ireland win the series 2-0 and move on this weekend to the UAE for the T20 World Cup Qualifier. Ireland are scheduled to play PNG in a warm-up fixture on 16th September with the Tournament matches proper to follow: versus Bangladesh on 18th, USA on the 19th and Scotland on the 21st.
2nd T20I: Scotland lost to Ireland by 16 runs (DLS)
The Grange, Edinburgh, 6 September.
 Scotland 126/8 (20:overs; S Horley 44, C Murray 2-20)
 Ireland 44/1 (5 overs; O Prendergast 17*, A Hunter 16*) (Par score after 5 overs was 28)
Gaby Lewis at the toss (Ian Jacobs)
As in the first match it was Saskia Horley who made the only significant contribution for the Scots with 44. There were two wickets for Waringstown’s Cara Murray while the Scots’ cause was not helped by three run-outs. The Irish lost Gaby Lewis early in the chase, bowled by USA born Rachel Slater, but Amy Hunter and Orla Prendergast steered the visitors to 44 in the 5 overs that were possible before thunderstorms swept up through Edinburgh ruling out any further play. The final game in the three match series takes place on Thursday again at The Grange.
1st T20I: Scotland lost to Ireland by 8 wickets
The Grange, Edinburgh, 5 September.
 Scotland 133/6 (20 overs; S Horley 52, A Lister 25; A Kelly 2-12)
 Ireland 137/2 (16.2 overs; O Prendergast 75*, L Delany 36*; K Fraser 2-31)
Orla Prendergast was Player of the Match (Ian Jacobs)
An unbeaten 75 from Orla Prendergast led Ireland to a comfortable eight-wicket win against Scotland in the first match of their three-game T20I series at The Grange. The Pembroke all-rounder hit 11 fours and a six in her highest score for Ed Joyce's side, sharing an unbroken third wicket stand of 99 with skipper Laura Delany (36*), as Ireland chase 133 to win with 22 balls to spare. The Scots total owed much to Australian-born debutant Saskia Horley (52), who shared a fourth wicket stand of 65 with Lorna Jack (18), while Ailsa Lister had earlier hit a rapid 25. Arlene Kelly (2-12) was the pick of the Irish attack, while there was a wicket apiece for Laura Delany, Georgina Dempsey, Eimear Richardson and Leah Paul. The teams meet again on Tuesday at the same venue (1pm).
3rd ODI: Netherlands lost to Ireland by 8 wickets.
VCC, Sportpark Westvliet, Voorburg, 26 August.
 Netherlands 185 (47.2 overs; B de Leede 76, F Overdijk 47*; L Delany 3-26, O Pendergast 2-4, L Paul 2-33)
 Ireland 188/2 (35.3 overs; G Lewis 92, A Hunter 53*, L Paul 27)
Gaby Lewis who scored 92 in her 100th match for Ireland. (KNCB)
A steady opening partnership of 73 between Gaby Lewis and Leah Paul, who was the more watchful of the pair, her 27 taking 63 deliveries, the basis of the win. With Amy Hunter joining Lewis the scoring rate upped considerably, their century partnership taking only 85 balls as they matched each other stroke for stroke. Lewis fell lbw on 92 to Frederique Overdijk and with Hunter completing her half century all that was left was for skipper Laura to cut Iris Zwilling to the boundary to seal the win.
2nd ODI: Netherlands lost to Ireland by 210 runs
VRA CC, Amstelveen, 24 August.
 Ireland 337/7 (50 overs; L Paul 137, L Delany 109; I Zwilling 2-56, F Overdijk 2-57)
 Netherlands 127 (33.2 overs; A Beuge 26, R Rijke 21, J Vliet 20; C Murray 5-39, R Delaney 2-29)
Leah Paul celebrates her century, on her way to Ireland's highest individual score of 137. (KNCB)
An improved batting performance by the Dutch but there was only going to be one winner after that record strewn Ireland innings. Waringstown's Cara Murray proving too much of a handful for the home side as she collected a five-for and Rachel Delaney a brace. Ireland two-nil up in the series and looking to make it three when the sides meet again on Friday after a trip down the road to the lovely setting of Voorburg.
1st ODI: Netherlands lost to Ireland by 5 wickets.
VRA CC, Amstelveen., 22 August.
 Netherlands 84 (32.5 overs; F Overdijk 38; A Kelly 3-9, R Delaney 3-20, C Murray 2-23)
 Ireland 87/5 (19.3 overs; G Lewis 25, O Prendergast 24*; S Siegers 2-10, I Zwilling 2-20)
Ireland's Women celebrate another Netherlands wicket in the ODI at Amstelveen
A comprehensive win for the Ireland in the first of the three match ODI series against the Netherlands who were bowled out for just 84. Three wickets each for Rachel Delaney and Arlene Kelly and two for Cara Murray with only Frederique Overdijk making it into double figures. Runs at the top of the order for Gaby Lewis (25) and even a double strike for the Dutch with the score on 49 and another on 64 couldn't prevent Ireland cruising home Orla Prendergast finishing unbeaten on 24.
T20I: Ireland lost to Australia by 63 runs.
Bready, 21 July.
 Australia 182-4 (20 overs; M Lanning 74, T McGrath 70; G Dempsey 2-35)
 Ireland 119-7 (20 overs; O Prendergast 25; A King 2-11, M Schutt 2-16, J Jonassen 2-27)
More runs for Meg Lanning during her innings of 74 (CricketEurope)
Ireland captain Laura Delany after her side lost to Australia by 63 runs
T20I: Ireland lost to Pakistan by 13 runs (DLS).
Bready, 19 July.
 Pakistan 92-5 (14 overs; Muneeba Ali 29, Nidar Dar 26; J Maguire 2-14, L Delany 2-25)
 Ireland 83-6 (14 overs; G Lewis 47)
Wicket for Ireland captain Laura Delany
T20I: Ireland lost to Australia by 9 wickets
Bready, 17 July.
 Ireland 99/8 (20 overs; R Stokell 22; A King 3-9, D Brown 2-9)
 Australia 103/1 (12.5 overs; B Mooney 45*, M Lanning 39*)
Meg Lanning batting (Oliver McVeigh)
Other Match: Ireland XI beat MCC Women by 74 runs.
Anglesea Road, Dublin, 11 July.
 Ireland XI 188-6 (20 overs; O Prendergast 101*, L Paul 26, L Maritz 24; H LOvegrove 3-29)
 MCC 114-7 (20 overs; E Hubbard 24, M Burton 21; K McEvoy 2-11)
A century from Orla Prendergast
Orla Prendergast’s unbeaten century guided Ireland’s XI to a comfortable 74-run win against their MCC counterparts at Anglesea Road. The historic game deserved a special innings and Prendergast delivered with 101 from just 58 deliveries, which included 14 fours and a six. That propelled Ed Joyce’s side to 188 for 6, with Leah Paul making 26, and Lara Maritz 24. Hannah Lovegrove’s 3 for 29 the pick of the visitors' attack. Gaby Lewis and Cecelia Joyce were guesting for MCC, but their joint contribution was a paltry two runs – both dismissed by Kate McEvoy (2-11). Skipper Elysa Hubbard top-scored with 24 in their total of 114 for 7, with Emma Beamish, another former Irish international making 10. MCC are back in action tomorrow, when they play a Leinster President’s XI at Sydney Parade.
ICC Women's Championship, 3rd ODI: Ireland lost to South Africa by 189 runs.
Clontarf, 17 June.
South Africa 278-5 (50 overs; S Luus 93, L Wolvaardt 89; A Kelly 2-40) Ireland 89 (32.5 overs; M Waldron 32, A Kelly 29; S Ismail 5-8, S Luus 2-27)
ICC Women's Championship, 2nd ODI: Ireland lost to South Africa by 9 wickets.
Clontarf, 14 June.
Ireland 213-8 (50 overs; G Lewis 59, G Dempsey 45*, S MacMahon 42; S Ismail 3-31, N de Klerk 2-31)
South Africa 217-1 (38.4 overs; L Goodall 93*, A Steyn 84*)
Ireland have yet to dismiss either Goodall or Steyn as for the second game in succession they chased down the win, this time their unbroken partnership was 165.
ICC Women's Championship, 1st ODI: Ireland lost to South Africa by 9 wickets.
Clontarf, 11 June.
Ireland 69 (27.2 overs; S Ismail 3-16, S Luus 3-16, A Khaka 2-6)
South Africa 70-1 (16 overs; L Goodall 32*, A Steyn 21*)
Georgina Dempsey top scored for Ireland as South Africa's bowlers dominated (Photo: Oisin Keniry)
Scorecard T20I: Ireland lost to South Africa by 8 wickets, 8 June.
Scorecard T20I: Ireland lost to South Africa by 8 wickets, 6 June.
Scorecard T20I: Ireland beat South Africa by 9 runs, 3 June.
ICC Women's Championship 2022-2025
3rd ODI: Ireland lost to South Africa by 189 runs.
Clontarf, 17 June.
South Africa 278-5 (50 overs; S Luus 93, L Wolvaardt 89; A Kelly 2-40) Ireland 89 (32.5 overs; M Waldron 32, A Kelly 29; S Ismail 5-8, S Luus 2-27)
2nd ODI: Ireland lost to South Africa by 9 wickets.
Clontarf, 14 June.
Ireland 213-8 (50 overs; G Lewis 59, G Dempsey 45*, S MacMahon 42; S Ismail 3-31, N de Klerk 2-31)
South Africa 217-1 (38.4 overs; L Goodall 93*, A Steyn 84*)
Ireland have yet to dismiss either Goodall or Steyn as for the second game in succession they chased down the win, this time their unbroken partnership was 165.
1st ODI: Ireland lost to South Africa by 9 wickets.
Clontarf, 11 June.
Ireland 69 (27.2 overs; S Ismail 3-16, S Luus 3-16, A Khaka 2-6)
South Africa 70-1 (16 overs; L Goodall 32*, A Steyn 21*)
Georgina Dempsey top scored for Ireland as South Africa's bowlers dominated (Photo: Oisin Keniry)
Women's World T20 Qualifier (Abu Dhabi, 18-25 September)
Women's WT20 Qualifier
 Ireland lost to Bangladesh by 7 runs (FInal)
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, 25 September.
 Bangladesh 120/8 (20 overs; F Hoque 61; L Delany 3-27, A Kelly 2-17, C Murray 2-21)
 Ireland 113/9 (20 overs; A Kelly 28*; R Ahmed 3-24, S Magla 2-16, S Akhtar 2-20, N Akter 2-29)
Winners Bangladesh (ICC)
A good effort in the field by Ireland to restrict Bangladesh to 120 with Laura Delany taking three wickets at the back end of the innings ensuring that the tail did not wag. Fargana Hoque top scoring for Bangladesh with 61 while Arlene Kelly and Cara Murray each picked up a couple of the early wickets. Gaby Lewis went early again for just a single boundary, Amy Hunter and Orla Prendergast followed in quick succession and from there on it was a struggle. 'Spin to win' from Bangladesh and it did the job perfectly. It was hard to see how Ireland were going to recover from those early setbacks and with the Bangladesh spinners strangling the scoring rate the margin of victory flattered Ireland. They will look back and think that it would only have taken someone at the top of the order to get 20 or 30 to win this one. Arlene Kelly top scoring with 28* coming in at number 9 just about says it all. The consolation of course is that Ireland were already on the plane to South Africa with their semi-final win and they will be happy with that I'm sure.
Women's WT20 Qualifier
 Scotland lost to PNG by 8 wickets (5/6th place play-off)
Tolerance Oval, Abu Dhabi, 25 September.
 Scotland 168/6 (20 overs; K Bryce 63*, S Horley 44; S Jimmy 2-24, R Oa 2-29)
 Papua New Guinea 169/2 (18.4 overs; T Ruma 63*, B Tau 41*, S Jimmy 26)
Scotland put on a good total but were well beaten by Papua New Guinea (ICC)
An excellent total by the Scots with Kathryn Bryce's 63* off 47 ball (9x4) leading the way. Brisk runs too for Saskia Horley with 44 off 32 (7x4). Sabona Jimmy and Ravina Oa with a couple of wickets each for the Barramundis. But it wasn't enough! PNG set off quickly in the chase and never let the run rate get to unmanagable figures. In the end a perfectly paced chase with Tanya Ruma 63* off 31 (8x4, 2x6) and Brenda Tau 41* also off 31 (4x4) combining in an unbroken third wicket partnership of exactly 100 to claim fifth place in the Tournament.
Women's WT20 Qualifier
 Thailand lost to Zimbabwe by 7 runs. (3/4 place play-off)
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, 25 September.
 Zimbabwe 118/6 (20 overs; Mugeri-Tiripano 39*, S Mayers 23, K Ndlovu 20; T Puttnawong 2-31)
 Thailand 111/6 (20 overs; N Koncharoenkai 42, N Chantham 35, N Chaiwai 25; K Ndlovu 3-15)
Zimbabwe won by 7 runs (ICC)
Kellis Ndlovu and Sharne Mayers got Zimbabwe off to the kind of start they hoped for, adding 46 at a run-a-ball but it required Chipo Tiripano's 39* off 27 balls (6x4) to get them to their 118/6 off their alotted overs. For Thailand the wickets were shared with only Thipatcha Putthawong claiming more than one. The Thai reply started well with Nannapat Koncharoenkai (42) and Natthankan Chantham (39) taking the total to 76 before the first wicket fell. At that stage 43 were required from the final six overs with skipper Naruemol Chaiwai at the crease, but her partners used up deliveries and even her 25 off 15 (4x4) was not enough to get Thailand home, as she was dismissed off the final delivery still 7 runs short of the Zimbabwe total.
Women's WT20 Qualifier
 UAE beat USA by 5 wickets. (7/8th place play-off)
Tolerance Oval, Abu Dhabi, 25 September.
 USA 117/3 (20 overs; L Ramjit 48*, S Sriharsha 26)
 UAE 118/5 (20 overs; E Oza 37, K Sharma 23, T Satish 22)
UAE won a last-ball thriller (ICC)
UAE scored 2 off the final delivery and 11 off the final over to creep past the USA by 5 wickets. USA were looking for a double over the UAE on the trip having beaten them by 25 runs in the Quad Series that preceeded the World Cup Qualifier. Lisa Ramjit's 48* was the backbone of the USA innings and for a long time it looked like a defendable total. UAE openers Esha Oza and Theertha Satish added 51 for the first wicket at a run-a-ball but steady bowling and a dearth of boundaries after Oza's departure meant that they went into the last over needing what at that stage looked an unlikey 11 runs to win. A boundary off the first delivery eased some of the pressure but Samaira Dharnidharka required a two off the fifth and another off the final delivery to seal the win and leave USA bottom of the pile.
Women's WT20 Qualifier
 Bangladesh beat Thailand by 11 runs (Semi-Final)
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, 23 September.
 Bangladesh 113/5 (20 overs; Rumana Ahmed 28*, S Khatun 26, )
 Thailand 102/6 (20 overs; Natthakan Chantham 64, Sanjida Akter Meghla 2-7, Salma Khatun 3-18)
Bangladesh beat Thailand by 11 runs to qualify for the T20 World Cup (ICC)
Bangladesh survived a late assault to beat Thailand by 11 runs and seal their berth at the 2023 T20 World Cup next February in South Africa. The Tigresses had posted 113 for 5, and with runs hard to come by in the chase, it seemed as if it would be a routine win. However, Natthakan Chantham hit an excellent 64 to have the contest evenly poised, but Thailand left themselves just too much to do in the second half of the innings, Bangladesh will meet Ireland in Sunday's final in a repeat of the 2015 decided in Bangkok.
Women's WT20 Qualifier
 Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 4 runs (Semi-final)
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, 23 September.
 Ireland 137-6 (20 overs; O Prendergast 28, R Stokell 26*, L Delany 22, A Hunter 19; N Sibanda 2-24, K Ndhlovu 2-38)
 Zimbabwe 133/6 (20 overs; S Mayers 39, M Musonda 31; J Maguire 2-18, A Kelly 2-27)
Ireland celebrate the four-run win (Abu Dhabi Cricket & Sports Hub)
Ireland held their nerve to edge out Zimbabwe by four runs in a tense semi-final to book their slot at the 2023 T20 World Cup in Cape Town. Batting first Ireland laid a solid base with runs at the top of the order from Orla Prendergast (28), Laura Delany (22) and Amy Hunter (19). The match defining innings came from Rebecca Stokell, who struck two sixes in a whirlwind unbeaten 26 from just 12 balls, which propelled the Irish to 137 for 6. Zimbabwe will reflect on a litany of missed opportunities which would cost them dearly in the final analysis. Player-of-the-Match Jane Maguire (2-18) bowled superbly in the chase, but the Africans kept themselves in contention with runs from Sharne Mayers (39) and Mary-Anne Musonda (31). Arlene Kelly (2-27), Eimear Richardson (1-25) and skipper Delany all kept their cool in the pressure situation, closing out the game to seal the win to spark off great celebrations.
Women's WT20 Qualifier
 Scotland beat UAE by 85 runs (5th-8th Semi-Final)
Tolerance Oval, Abu Dhabi, 23 September.
 Scotland 172/4 20 overs; A Lister 60, K Bryce 51, S Bryce 31*, S Horsley 20; Samaira Dharnidharka 2-24)
 UAE 87 (18.5 overs; T Satish 34, C Mughal 25; K McGill 2-6, A Maqsood 2-16, K Fraser 2-19)
Scotland batted UAE out of the game (ICC)
Half centuries from Alice Lister and Kathryn Bryce set up Scotland for a resounding 85-run over UAE. Lister top-scored with 60, while Bryce made a fluent 51. There were runs too for Sarah Bryce (31*) and Saskia Horley (20) as the Scots posted 172 for 4. The hosts got off to a steady start with Satish (34) and Mughal (25) batting well. However, they collapsed to 87 all out with two wickets apiece for Katie McGill, Abitha Maqsood, and Kathryn Fraser.
Women's WT20 Qualifier
 Papua New Guinea beat USA by 7 wickets (5th-8th Semi-final)
Tolerance Oval, Abu Dhabi, 23 September.
 USA 76-9 (20 overs; V Araa 3-13, R Oa 2-20, S Jimmy 2-1)
 Papua New Guinea 77-3 (11 overs; S Jimmy 33)
PNG proved too strong for USA (ICC)
PNG will meet Scotland in the play-off final after they completed a thumping 7-wicket win against USA. The States could only muster 76 for 9 in their innings with three wickets for Araa, and two apiece for Oa and Jimmy. The chase took just 11 overs with Jimmy hitting 33 in a one-sided encounter.
Group A
PPts NRR
Bangladesh362.00
Ireland340.93
Scotland320.34
USA30-3.06
Group B
PPts NRR
Zimbabwe340.89
Thailand340.29
Papua NG32-0.27
UAE32-0.93
Women's WT20 Qualifier
 Ireland beat Scotland by 19 runs
Tolerance Oval, Abu Dhabi, 21 September.
 Ireland 164/3 (20 overs; G Lewis 66, O Prendergast 55*, L Delany 29)
 Scotland 145/8 (20 overs; S Bryce 49, A Aitken-Drummond 23; J Maguire 2-19, C Murray 2-27)
Gaby Lewis and Orla Prendergast (Abu Dhabi Cricket & Sports Hub)
Half centuries from Player of the Match Gaby Lewis and Orla Prendergast took Ireland Women to a 19-run win over Scotland which sealed a semi-final berth for Ed Joyce's side. YMCA opener Lewis struck 13 boundaries in a top-score of 66 from just 37 balls to give Ireland the quick start they wanted after Amy Hunter (3) had gone cheaply. Lewis added 62 with Orla Prendergast, with the latter taking the mantle with skipper Laura Delany after Lewis departed. The pair added a further 63 to take the Irish to 164 for 3, with Prendergast making an unbeaten 55 from 46 balls (6 fours,1 six), and Delany 29. Two wickets for Jane Maguire had Scotland on the back foot and with the required rate soon climbing above 10, it was always a tough ask. Sarah Bryce made a fluent 49, but when she became the second of two wickets for Cara Murray (2-27), Scotland's hopes ended. Abbi Aitken-Drummond (23) struck a few late blows but all in vain as Ireland closed out the win. Ireland will likely face Zimbabwe in Friday's semi-final, with group winners Bangladesh in line to face Thailand. The semi-finalists will be confirmed later on Wednesday.
Women's WT20 Qualifier
 Bangladesh beat USA by 55 runs
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, 21 September.
 Bangladesh 158/1 (20 overs; M Khatun 77*, N Sultana Joty 56*)
 USA 103/3 (20 overs,Sindhu Sriharsha 74*, L Ramjit 26* )
Murshida Khatun and Nigar Sultana put on an unbeaten 138-run partnership (ICC)
Earlier in the day was a dead rubber encounter between Bangladesh and the disappointing USA side. Bangladesh batted first and scored 158-1 from their 20 overs with Murshida Khatun (77) and Nigar Sultana (56) putting on an unbroken 148 for the second wicket. The Americans lost three cheap wickets early in their reply but batted out their overs to score 103-3 with Sindhu Sriharsha scoring an unbeaten 74 in the 55 run defeat.
Women's WT20 Qualifier
 UAE beat Zimbabwe by 4 wickets
Tolerance Oval, Abu Dhabi, 21 September.
 Zimbabwe 120-7 (20 overs; V Mahesh 3-15, K Sharma 2-31)
 UAE 121-6 (20 overs; K Edodage 41, E Oza 36; L Tshuma 2-18, K Ndlovu 2-20)
Action from the game (ICC)
Zimbabwe batted first in the other Group B match against the UAE and scored 120-7 from their 20 overs. A 57 run partnership between Esha Oza and Kavisha Egodage helped them reach 61 when Oza was the second player out in the UAE reply having scored 36 from 26 balls. Egodage held firm as wickets fell around her and was unbeaten on 40 heading into the final over from which the UAE needed 14 runs. Zimabwe's Nomvelo Sibanda then had a final over to forget. Two leg byes followed by two singles and a dot left UAE needing ten from four balls before the batters managed to run three from a wide delivery. Number eight batter Vaishnave Mahesh ran two from the penultimate ball before hitting the required four runs from the final delivery to secure a four wicket win, UAE's first win over a full member in women's cricket.
Women's WT20 Qualifier
 Thailand beat Papua New Guinea by 12 runs
Abu Dhabi, 21 September.
 Thailand 93-8 (20 overs; C Sutthiruang 36*; V Araa 4-23, I Toua 2-5)
 Papua New Guinea 81-6 (20 overs; T Ruma 35; N Boochatham 4-8, O Kamchomphu 2-16)
Thailand edged out PNG by 12 runs (ICC)
The group stage of this year's qualifier for the next women's T20 World Cup concluded today with Thailand the only associate side still in contention for next year's main event. Thailand secured their spot in the semis this evening. Batting first in a deciding game against Papua New Guinea, their top order struggled but an unbeaten 36 from number 7 Chanida Sutthiruang helped them record 93-8 from their 20 overs. Some tight bowling from Thailand, particularly Nattaya Boochatham (4-8) helped keep PNG to 81-6 as Thailand completed a 12 run win.
Women's WT20 Qualifier
 Ireland beat USA by 9 wickets
Tolerance Oval, Abu Dhabi, 19 September.
 USA 91 (20 overs; S Sriharsha 25, D Dhingra 23; A Kelly 2-17, E Richardson 2-19)
 Ireland 92/1 (13.1 overs; G Lewis 44*, A Hunter 43)
Gaby Lewis and Amy Hunter shared an opening stand of 91 (Abu Dhabi Cricket & Sports Hub)
Ireland eased to a comprehensive 9-wicket win over USA to set up a winner-takes-all clash with Scotland for a semi-final berth on Wednesday. A fine bowling display was backed by the fielders - four run outs restricting their opponents to 91. There were two wickets apiece for Arlene Kelly (2-17) and Eimear Richardson (2-19), while skipper Laura Delany strangled the innings, conceding just six runs in her four over spell. The chase was a nerveless one, with Gaby Lewis top-scoring with an unbeaten 44 (4 fours), sharing an opening stand of 91 with Amy Hunter (43) which was ended when the scores were level. All to play for then for Ed Joyce's side, who in all likelihood will face Zimbabwe if they prevail - the Africans getting a surprise win over Thailand.
Women's WT20 Qualifier
 Scotland lost to Bangladesh by 6 wickets
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, 19 September.
 Scotland 77 (19.3 overs; L Jack 22; S Akhter 4-7, N Akter 2-12)
 Bangladesh 78/4 (13 overs; N Sultana 34; R Slater 2-13)
Bangladesh's Shohely-Akhter produced a Player-of-the-Match-winning spell of 4 for 7
Scotland will have to face Celtic rivals Ireland in what will essentially be a quarter final at the Women’s T20 World Cup qualifier after they lost to Bangladesh today in Abu Dhabi. Scotland won the toss and chose to bat first at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium but were bowled out for 77 with Shohley Akhtar taking four wickets for just seven runs. Lorna Jack’s 22 was Scotland’s top score with only two other batters reaching double figures. Bangladesh lost four wickets in reply but were otherwise untroubled. Captain Nigar Sultana top scored with 34 as they completed a six wicket win with seven overs to spare.
Women's WT20 Qualifier
 Papua New Guinea beat UAE by 29 runs
Abu Dhabi, 19 September.
 PNG 148/6 (20 overs; T Ruma 53, S Kimmy 32; S Dharnidharka 3-22)
 UAE 119/8 (20 overs; T Satish 68, K Egodage 29; R Oa 2-18, V Ara'a 2-20)
PNG's Tanya Ruma was the Player of the Match against UAE for her brilliant 36-ball 53
Thailand will take on Papua New Guinea in a must win match on Wednesday with the Pacific Islanders coming off the back of a 29 run win over the hosts today. Batting first they scored 148-6 from their 20 overs with Tanya Ruma top scoring with 53 from 36 balls. Theertha Satish scored 68 in UAE’s reply but there was only one other double digit score as the home team were kept to 119-8.
Women's WT20 Qualifier
 Thailand lost to Zimbabwe by 6 wickets
Abu Dhabi, 19 September.
 Thailand 86/6 (20 overs; Nannapat Khoncharoenkai 47*; N Sibanda 2-12, A Mazvishaya 2-14)
 Zimbabwe 87/4 (16.4 overs; K Ndhlovu 46)
Player of the Match Kelis Ndlovu proved her worth with the bat and ball in Zimbabwe's win over Thailand
Zimbabwe secured their place in the semi-finals thanks to a a six wicket win over Thailand, who were only able to scored 86-6 despite an unbeaten knock of 47 by Nannapat Koncharoenkai. An innings of 46 by Kelis Ndlovu secured Zimbabwe’s six wicket win.
Women's WT20 Qualifier
 Ireland lost to Bangladesh by 14 runs.
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, 18 September.
 Bangladesh 143/4 (20 overs; N Joty 67, S Sultana 48; E Richardson 1-20, L Paul 1-20, L Delany 1-25, A Kelly 1-30)
 Ireland 129 (19.4 overs; E Richardson 40, A Hunter 33, L Delany 28; S Khatun 3-18, N Akter 2-22, M Maghla 2-25)
Eimear Richardson top-scored with 40 for Ireland (Abu Dhabi Cricket & Sports Hub)
Ireland couldn't overcome the loss of star batter Gaby Lewis first ball as they lost by 17 runs to tournament favourites Bangladesh at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Chasing 144, Lewis was bowled off her pads, and was quickly followed by Orla Prendergast. The Irish rallied with Amy Hunter (33) and Laura Delany (28), but as the required rate went into double figures, Ed Joyce's side were always playing catch-up. Eimear Richardson struck some lusty blows as she top-scored with 40 from 26 balls (4 fours, 1 six), but despite a valiant effort, they finished on 129. Bangladesh had recovered from a slow start to make 143 for 4, with Joty hitting 10 fours and six in her 67. She had added 72 with Sultana (48), and with wickets in hand the Tigresses were able to add 39 in the final three overs, which was to prove crucial in the final analysis. Ireland are back in action tomorrow (MON) when they take on USA in their second group match (4pm).
Women's WT20 Qualifier
 Scotland beat USA by 79 runs.
Tolerance Oval, Abu Dhabi, 18 September.
 Scotland 130/5 (20 overs; S Bryce 45, Priyanaz Chatterji 32*; Bhumika Bhadriraju 2-13)
 USA 51 (19.1 overs; K Fraser 2-7, S Horsley 2-8)
Scotland recovered from a shaky start to beat USA by 79 runs (ICC)
Scotland got their campaign off to a flying start with a thumping win over the USA in Abu Dhabi. Batting first after they won the toss, Scotland were on 45-4 after nine overs before a 73 run partnership between Sarah Bryce and Priyanaz Chatterji. Bryce was eventually dismissed for 45 from 32 balls whilst Chatterji finished unbeaten on 32 as Scotland scored 130-5 from their 20 overs. In reply, the USA were bundled out for just 51 with Mahika Kandanala's 10 their only score in double figures. Katherine Frazer and Saskia Horley both took two wickets in the 79 run win.
Women's WT20 Qualifier
 Zimbabwe beat Papua New Guinea by 8 wickets.
Abu Dhabi, 18 September.
 Papua New Guinea 83 (18 overs; T Ruma 25;Kelis Ndlovu 3-18, Nomvelo Sibanda 2-9, Precious Marange 2-10)
 Zimbabwe 87-2 (14.4 overs; Sharne Mayers 33, Kelis Ndlovu 25*, C Mugeri-Tiripano 20; K Arua 2-21 )
Zimbabwe registered an easy win (ICC)
Papua New Guinea were bowled out for 83 by Zimbabwe with Kelis Ndlovu taking 3-18. Zimbabwe had little trouble chasing down their target, winning by 8 wickets in 14.4 overs with runs for Sharne Mayers (33), Kelis Ndlovu (25*), and Mugeri-Tiripano 20.
Women's WT20 Qualifier
 Thailand beat UAE by 7 wickets.
Abu Dhabi, 18 September.
 UAE 92-5 (20 overs; Kavisha Egodage 40, Natasha Cherriath 26; Nattaya Boochatham 2-17)
 Thailand 96-3 (16.2 overs; Natthakan Chantham 39, Nannapat Koncharoenkai 34*)
UAE struggled with the bat against Thailand (ICC)
Hosts UAE lost their first three wickets for just even runs as they took on Thailand. Kavisha Egodage top scored with an unbeaten 40 but the Thai bowling attack restricted them to 92-5 from their 20 overs. Thailand then chased down their target in 16.2 overs to win by 7 wickets with Nannapat Koncharoenkai scoring 34 not out and Natthakan Chantham top scoring with 39.
T20I
 Ireland Women beat Papua New Guinea Women by 38 runs (T20 WCQ warm-up)
Tolerance Oval, Abu Dhabi, 16 September.
 Ireland 142/7 (20 overs; A Hunter 45*; K Arua 2-23)
 PNG 108/5 (20 overs; K Arua 22*, S Jimmy 22; A Kelly 2-18)
Amy Hunter
Amy Hunter's 45 ensured Ireland Women go into Sunday's T20 World Cup Qualifiers on a winning note after a 38-run win over PNG in their second warm-up match in UAE. Hunter made 45 from 37 balls (3 fours, 2 sixes) before retiring. There were also double figure contributions from Shauna Kavanagh and Orla Prendergast who made 17 apiece, while there were also runs too for Eimear Richardson (14) and Gaby Lewis (13) in their total of 142 for 7. PNG never seriously threatened the total, despite 22's from Jimmy and Arua. With the ball, there was two wickets for Arlene Kelly (2-18), with the other successful bowlers being Eimear Richardson (1-21) and Cara Murray (1-22) as PNG were restricted to 108 for 5. Bangladesh are Ireland's opponents in the opening match, followed by group games against USA on Monday and Scotland on Wednesday.
Women T20I
 Ireland Women beat PNG Women by 60 runs (T20 WCQ warm-up)
The Sevens Stadium, Dubai, 13 September.
 Ireland 168-3 (20 overs; O Prendergast 38*, G Lewis 32*, L Delany 32*)
 PNG 108/9 (20 overs; P Siaka 38, T Ruma 20; R Delaney 2-2, C Murray 2-12)
Orla Prendergast scored 38
Ireland Women made a morale winning start to their T20 World Cup warm-ups with a 60-run win against Papua New Guinea under the floodlights of the Sevens ground on the outskirts of Dubai. A strong batting display saw Orla Prendergast top score with 38, while Gaby Lewis and Laura Delany each made 32 - the trio all retiring as Ed Joyce's side posted 168 for 3. The Irish used nine bowlers in restricting their opponents to 108 for 9, with two wickets for spinners Rachel Delaney and Cara Murray. They will play another warm-up against the same opposition, before the real business of tournament qualification starts on Sunday against top-ranked Bangladesh.
Super 3s
PWTNRLPts NRR
Scorchers4202012
Dragons410218
Typhoons400224
Super 50
Typhoons beat Dragons by 28 runs
Castle Avenue, 10 August.
 Typhoons 308-3 (50 overs; R Searle 143*, S Strickland 73; A Caulfield 1-24)
 Dragons 280-9 (50 overs; A Kelly 87, C Murray 75; G Dempsey 3-41)
Robyn Searle (John Crothers)
Robyn Searle hit the highest score in Super Series history to lead the Typhoons to a 28-run win over the Dragons at Castle Avenue. The South-African hit 16 boundaries in her unbeaten 143 from 140 balls, sharing century stands with Celeste Raack (38) and Sophie Strickland (73) to lead her side to 308 for 3 – the highest total in the 2022 competition. Wickets for Georgina Dempsey (3-41), Celeste Raack (3-42), and Jess Mayes (2-39) had the Dragons in early trouble at 53 for 5. However, a sixth wicket stand of 147 in 20 overs between Arlene Kelly (87) and Cara Murray (75) put a much healthier look to the scoreboard. Kate McEvoy chipped with an unbeaten 45 as the Dragons ended on 280 for 8 in the final match of this year’s series.
Dragons (0) lost to Scorchers (4) by 7 wickets.
Pollock Park, Lurgan, 7 August.
 Dragons 222/9 (50 overs; A Kelly 72, C Murray 27, L Paul 22; B Devchand 4-44)
 Scorchers 223/3 (31.1 overs; B Devchand 112, S Kavanagh 30*, R Delaney 26, R Thomas 23*; C Murray 2-42)
Bev Devchand took four wickets and scored 112 as the Scorchers beat the Dragons by 7 wickets (Oliver McVeigh)
Scorchers beat Typhoons by 7 wickets
Sydney Parade, Pembroke, 3 August.
 Typhoons 165 (45.3 overs; M Waldron 62, J Loughran 25; B Devchand 5-33
 Scorchers 166-3 (32.1 overs; G Lewis 103*, B Devchand 22)
Gaby Lewis celebrates her century (Rodney Smythe)
Captain Gaby Lewis made a run-a-ball 103 to lead her Scorchers side to back-to-back doubles in the Super Series 50 overs clash at Sydney Parade. Chasing 166, Lewis hit 16 boundaries on the way to her hundred – her third in the competition. She shared an opening stand of 56 with Bev Devchand (22) on the way to the seven wicket win. Zimbabwean/Australian Devchand (5-33) had earlier taken a five-wicket haul as the Typhoons were bowled out for 165. Mary Waldron top-scored with 62 (7 fours), sharing an eighth wicket stand of 57 with Joanna Loughran (25). Sophie MacMahon also picked up two wickets in a comfortable win.
Typhoons beat Dragons by 17 runs
Seapark, Holywood, 31 July.
 Typhoons 233/9 (50 overs; L Delany 83*, R Searle 45, M Waldron 22)
 Dragons 216 (43 overs; S Forbes 65, O Prendergast 57, A Kelly 33, L Paul 30; R Searle 4-32, L DElany 2-14, L Little 2-24)
Laura Delany top-scored with an unbeaten 83 (Oliver McVeigh)
An amazing collapse saw the Dragons lose seven wickets for just 11 runs to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in their Super Series clash at Holywood against the Typhoons. Chasing 234 for victory, the Dragons looked well on course as half centuries from Sarah Forbes (65) and Orla Prendergast (57), plus 30s from Leah Paul and Arlene Kelly took them to 205 for 3. However the batting card thereafter took a binary look as six players scored 0 or 1 to leave them 216 all out – four wickets for Robyn Searle, plus two each for Louise Little and Laura Delany. The Irish skipper hit 11 fours in her unbeaten 83 from 72 balls, with runs too for Searle (45). A feature of the innings was the Dragons fielding, which saw no fewer than four run outs. The next action is at Pembroke on Wednesday.
Women's Super 3
Scorchers beat Dragons by 173 runs.
Oak Hill, 29 May.
Scorchers 297-7 (50 overs; G Lewis 122, S Kavanagh 67; A Caulfield 3-46)
Dragons 124 (33.1 overs; L Paul 33, A Hunter 26; R Delaney 4-23)
Gaby Lewis reaches her century (© Rodney Smythe)
Scorecard Typhoons lost to Scorchers by 6 wickets, 22 May.
Scorecard Dragons beat Typhoons by 64 runs, 15 May.
Scorecard Dragons lost to Scorchers by 1 wicket, 8 May.
Scorecard Typhoons v Scorchers - match abandoned, 1 May.
Super 20
Scorchers beat Typhoons by 17 runs.
Oak Hill, Wicklow, 10 July.
 Scorchers 189-6 (20 overs; G Lewis 76, B Devchand 68; J Mayes 2-16, A Canning 2-27)
 Typhoons 172-7 (20 overs; R Stokell 57, M Waldron 53, G Dempsey 28; Rachel Delany 2-24, E McGee 2-35)
Scorchers captain Gaby Lewis holds the trophy aloft after clinching the Arachas T20 Super Series (Photo: Matthew Smith)
Gaby Lewis continued her rich vein of form to lead the Scorchers to the Super Series T20 Trophy at Oak Hill. The Irish international top-scored with 76 as her side posted 189 for 6, which proved 17 too many for the Typhoons. Lewis hit 12 fours and a six in her 46-ball innings, sharing an opening stand of 120 in 12 overs with Bev Devchand, who made 68 (9 fours). Jess Mayes (2-16) and Ava Canning (2-27) each picked up two wickets. Rebecca Stokell (57) and Mary Waldron (53) replied with a pair of half centuries of their own, as they put on 72 for the second wicket. Georgina Dempsey chipped in with 28, but two wickets apiece for Rachel Delaney and Ellie McGee ensured the win and the trophy.
Dragons beat Typhoons by 41 runs.
Oak Hill, Wicklow, 10 July.
 Dragons 177-5 (20 overs; A Hunter 69, S Forbes 26; L McBride 2-28, G Dempsey 2-42)
 Typhoons 136-7 (20 overs; M Waldron 44; L Paul 2-16, C Murray 2-31)
Amy Hunter takes a leg side catch to dismiss Typhoons' captain Laura Delany (Photo: Matthew Smith)
In the afternoon game, the Dragons recent good run continued as Amy Hunter was once again to the fore. The Belfast teenager top scored with 69 from 47 balls (8 fours, 2 sixes), putting on 95 in 9.3 overs for the first wicket with Leah Paul (23). Sarah Forbes (26) and Naomi Matthews (19*) took the Dragons to 177 for 5 – two wickets apiece for Lara McBride and Georgina Dempsey. Mary Waldron hit 44 from 28 balls (6 fours, 1 six), but fell to a stumping by Hunter, who has been preferred by Ed Joyce for keeping duties in the upcoming tri-series. She showed exactly why, completing five dismissals, four of them stumped in a superb Player-of-the-Match display. Leah Paul and Cara Murray each took two wickets as the Dragons saw out a 41-run win.
Dragons beat Scorchers by 4 wickets.
Magheramason, 8 July.
 Scorchers 105-5 (20 overs; A Kerrison 32, S MacMahon 29; A Kelly 2-9)
 Dragons 106-6 (17.1 overs; L Paul 40, A Hunter 34)
The three Dragons players from the North West, Mollie Devine, Zara Craig, and Alana Dalzell.
The Dragons won their second match of the week, in much similar fashion to the first, falling over the line after a comfortable win looked on the cards. The Scorchers, without their free-scoring captain Gaby Lewis in the line-up, struggled as Arlene Kelly (2-9) struck two early blows. Anna Kerrison batted throughout the innings for 32, while Sophie MacMahon made 29 (4 fours), and Christina Coulter-Reilly (20*) in their total of 105 for 5. Skipper Leah Paul (40) and Amy Hunter (34) broke the back of the chase with an opening stand of 55, before a dawdling Hunter was run out by a direct hit by MacMahon. The Scorchers kept chipping away, but the Dragons were always sure of the win despite the late wobble, clinching the four-wickets win in the 18th over.
Dragons beat Typhoons by 5 wickets.
Rathmines, Dublin, 6 July.
 Typhoons 137-6 (20 overs; L Delany 53, A Canning 26*; L Paul 3-23)
 Dragons 138-5 (18.2 overs; A Hunter 69, S Forbes 35; C Raack 3-22, G Dempsey 2-34)
Amy Hunter reaches her fifty
Amy Hunter’s hard-hit 69 ensured the Dragons beat the Typhoons by five wickets despite a late wobble at Rathmines. The Belfast teenager struck 6 fours and cleared the ropes twice in her 50-ball innings. Chasing 138, Hunter shared an opening stand of 59 with Leah Paul (20), and 72 with Sarah Forbes (35) for the second wicket. Three wickets in an over for Celeste Raack (3-22), and a second for Georgina Dempsey (2-34) gave the scorecard a closer look than the match was in reality, as the Dragons eventually clinched the winning runs with ten balls to spare. Earlier, Laura Delany had rescued the Typhoons innings after Leah Paul’s 3 for 23 had seen them slump to 41 for 4. The Irish captain hit seven fours in a top-score of 53 from 42 balls, adding 84 in 11 overs with fellow international Ava Canning (26*).
Scorchers beat Dragons by 9 wickets.
Anglesea Road, Dublin, 3 July.
 Dragons 156-7 (20 overs; A Hunter 71, L Paul 62*; E McGee 4-14)
 Scorchers 161-1 (15.5 overs; G Lewis 104*, R Delaney 26*)
Gaby Lewis acknowledges applause for her century (Photo: Matthew Smith)
Gaby Lewis led from the front as the Scorchers won both their T20 Super Series matches at Anglesea Road. The highlight of the day was another century by the skipper – her fourth of the season in all competitions – as the in-form YMCA batter launched an assault on the Dragons attack. Chasing 157, Lewis clubbed 20 fours and a six in a brilliant unbeaten 104 from just 49 balls. She dominated stands of 94 with Bev Devchand (23) and 67 with Rachel Delaney (26*) as they won by nine wickets in the 16th over. Earlier the Dragons innings of 157 for 7 was set up by an opening stand of 132 between Amy Hunter and Leah Paul. Hunter hit 9 fours and 2 sixes in her 71 from 48 balls, while Paul’s unbeaten 65 from 55 balls included 7 fours. The run out of Hunter saw the Dragons innings falter, with just 25 runs coming from the last five overs – Ellie McGee of Rush taking 4 for 14.
Scorchers beat Typhoons by 4 wickets.
Anglesea Road, Dublin, 3 July.
 Typhoons 154-6 (20 overs; L Delany 68*, M Waldron 27)
 Scorchers 155-6 (19.1 overs; G Lewis 46, S MacMahon 33*; R Searle 2-9)
Laura Delany attempts a scoop shot (Photo: Matthew Smith)
In the morning game, Lewis was again in the runs as Scorchers chased 154 to win in the last over by four wickets. She hit 7 boundaries in her 46, sharing an opening stand of 62 with Bev Devchand (14). The Typhoons kept chipping away, and it took an unbeaten 33 from Sophie MacMahon to secure the win. The Typhoons total of 154 for 6 was primarily due to the efforts of Ireland skipper Laura Delany, who hit ten fours in her unbeaten 68, while Mary Waldron hit a rapid 14-ball 27 (5 fours, 1 six).
Scorecard Typhoons v Scorchers - no result, 1 July.
Scorecard Dragons v Typhoons - abandoned, 26 June.
Scorecard Dragons v Scorchers - abandoned, 26 June.
Future Series
Leinster beat Leinster U17s by 5 wickets
The Boathole, St Johnston, 27 July.
 Leinster U17s 128 (34.3 overs; A Tector 43, F Sargent 20; E McHee 2-9, I MacCormack 2-18, K McDonald 2-24)
 Leinster 129/5 (29.1 overs; S Woods 30, T Maritz 28*; A Beggs 2-18)
Tournament winners Leinster
Leinster clinched the inaugural Women’s Future series on NRR as they beat their Under 17 side by five wickets at The Boathole. The teenagers were in dire straits at 50 for 6,with Ellie McGee, Isobel McCormack and Kimli McDonald each taking two wickets apiece. Alice Tector top-scored for the second day running making 43, adding 42 for the 7th wicket with skipper Freya Sargent (20). A final total of 128 looked well under-par and Leinster ensured the trophy with a solid batting chase. Siuin Woods (30) and skipper Christine Coulter-Reilly (14) shared an opening stand of 52, and despite two wickets for Aisling Beggs, Tess Maritz (28*) and double figure scores from Maria Kerrison (11) and Ellie McGee (12*) sealed the five-wicket win in the 30th over.
NCU beat North West by 4 runs
Bridge Park, Ballyspallen, 27 July.
 NCU 172 (37.2 overs; J Gillan 47, A Harrison 45; C Wallace 6-14, Z Craig 2-25)
 NW 168/7 (40 overs; M Devine 67, Z Craig 38; J Gillan 3-26)
North West lost by 4 runs
The closest game of the week saw the NCU clinch second spot in the tournament as they edged out the North West by four runs and condemn the hosts to the wooden spoon. Such was the fine margins between the four sides that all were in contention for the trophy well into the second innings on the final day. Jemma Gillan (47) and Abbi Harrison (45) shared a second wicket stand of 66 to put the NCU in a strong position, but Cody Wallace’s six-wicket haul saw them collapse to 172 all out. Zara Craig (2-11) took her competition tally to 11, the best by far of the week. A third wicket stand of 115 between Mollie Devine (67) and skipper Craig (38) looked to be taking the hosts to victory at 139 for 2, before both fell in the space of four balls and as the pressure increased, the young hosts just failed to clinch the win, losing by four runs – three wickets for Jemma Gillan (3-26).
North West beat Leinster by 3 wickets
Foyle College, 26 July.
 Leinster 112 (36.1 overs; C Coulter-Reilly 25, S Condron 23, M Kerrison 22; Z Craig 5-7, C Scott 3-21)
 North West 113/7 (37.4 overs; M Devine 56; S Condron 2-17)
Mollie Devine scored 56
It’s all to play for on the final day of the Future series after hosts NW and the NCU both caused shocks as they beat their highly fancied Leinster rivals. Zara Craig produced a superb spell of five wickets for just nine runs as Leinster were bowled out for 112. Charley Scott (3-21) was also in the scalps as the Dubliners were reeling at 55 for 8, despite a top-score of 25 from Christine Coulter-Reilly. They rallied with a ninth wicket stand of 56 between Sarah Condron (23) and Maria Kerrison (22), but a final total of 112 felt under par, Leinster came out firing, with both openers back in the hutch quickly. However Mollie Devine proved the match winner, hitting five boundaries in her 56. There were some late nerves as the finishing line drew near, but double figures contributions from Lucy Neely (13), Zara Craig (11) and Jemma Rankin (10*) sealed the win.
NCU beat Leinster U17s by 5 wickets
Foyle College, 26 July.
 Leinster 157 (36 overs; A Tector 30*, I Light 25; J Hanna 5-9, A Leckey 2-33)
 NCU 158/5 (30.1 overs; A Harrison 45, C Lyons 38*, J Gillan 29)
Jennifer Hanna took 5 wickets for 9 runs
Jennifer Hanna’s five-wicket haul helped the NCU bounce back from their opening day mauling to beat Leinster Under 17s in an impressive chase at Foyle College. The Waringstown left-armer took 5 for 9 as the teenagers posted 157, helped by 50 extras, and runs from batters Alice Tector (30*) and opener Isobel Light (25). Abbi Leckey (2-33) was also among the wickets. A second wicket stand of 51 between Jemma Gillan (29) and Sarah Rountree (19) settled the nerves for the NCU. The win was then all but secured thanks to a third wicket stand of between the Waringstown pair of Abbi Harrison (45) and skipper Charlotte Lyons (38*), with the five-wicket win achieved in the 31st over.
Leinster beat NCU by 224 runs
Foyle College, 25 July.
 Leinster Futures 281/5 (40 overs; S Woods 123*, C Coulter-Reilly 49; J Mayes 2-46)
 NCU Futures 57 (16.1 overs; M Kerrison 4-17, K McDonald 2-3)
Siuin Woods scored an unbeaten 123 (George Chambers)
Siúin Woods launched the Women’s Future Series with a bang as she carried her bat with an unbeaten century in Leinster’s huge win over the NCU. The YMCA batter hit 10 fours and 2 sixes in an unbeaten 123 from 127 balls, sharing an opening stand of 92 with Christina Coulter-Reilly (49) in a Leinster total of 281 for 5. Jess Mayes (2-46) was the pick of the NCU attack. The chase never got going as only Gracie Keenan (14) and Jemma Gillan (12) reached double figures as they were bundled out for 57. Malahide’s Maria Kerrison took 4 for 17, while there were also wickets for Kimli McDonald (2-3), Katie Dillon (1-0), Sarah Condron (1-11) and Isobel McCormack (1-17) in the 224-run win.
Leinster U17s beat North West by 2 wickets
Foyle College, 25 July.
 North West 103 (31.2 overs; A McKenna 28, M Devine 20; F Sargent 3-13, A Maguire 3-18)
 Leinster 104/8 (27.4 overs; I Light 21; Z Craig 4-14)
Zara Craig who took four wickets (George Chambers)
It was a double for Leinster as their Under 17s edged out the North West by two wickets in a low-scoring game at Foyle College. The hosts were well placed at 81 for 2 just past the half-way stage with runs for Arianna McKenna (28) and Mollie Devine (20). However they slumped to 103 all out with Freya Sargent (3-13) and Aimee Maguire (3-18) doing the bulk of the damage. Isobel Light (21) got the Dubliners reply off to a solid start, but the introduction of Zara Craig (4-14) changed the complexion of the chase. Two run outs, plus a wicket each for Kia McCartney and Mollie Devine had the game in the balance, but Leinster’s 9th wicket pair of Alice Tector and Niamh McNulty got them over the line.
Ireland Women Under 19
Ireland beat Ireland Cubs by 4 wickets
Oak Hill, 16 August.
 Ireland Cubs 121/4 (20 overs; S Jha 48*, P Le Roux 23*)
 Ireland 125/6 (17.5 overs; G Dempsey 37, A Squires 37; T Hasler 2-18)
Ireland U19 Girls made it one win apiece in the tri-series at Oak Hill after beating Ireland U13 cubs by four wickets. Chasing 121, skipper Georgina Dempsey hit 5 fours and a six in her 37 from 27 balls, and despite a wobble at 72 for 5, they clinched the win thanks to Merrion's Annabel Squires, who also made 37 from 27 balls. Earlier Bready's Swarnim Jha (48*) and Railway's Peter Le Roux (23*) had shared an unbroken stand of 68 to rescue them from a precarious 53 for 4, to finish on 121 for 4 - it wasn't enough. The mini tournament continues over the next two days.
Ireland lost to Middlesex Schools by 33 runs
Oak Hill, 16 August.
 Middlesex 139/6 (20 overs; A Khera 41, R Chohan 26, A Vedhara 20; F Sargent 1-23)
 Ireland 106/9 (20 overs; E McGee 29, G Dempsey 18; K Guna 3-21, D Ganesan 2-21, D Ganesan 2-21)
Ireland Under 19 girls lost the opening match of their tri-series, going down by 33 runs to Middlesex Schools at Oak Hill. The Londoners racked up 139 for 6 in their 20 overs, with Freya Sargent the best of the Irish teenagers. In reply Ireland managed 106 for 9, with Ellie McGee of Rush top-scoring with 29, and skipper Georgina Dempsey making 18. Ireland are back in action in the afternoon game when they face Ireland U13s.
Ireland Women Under 17
Netherlands Under 18 lost to Ireland by 9 wickets
Utrecht, 4 August.
 Netherlands 83 (19.3 overs; P Molkenboer 31; E McGee 3-8, L McBride 2-7)
 Ireland 86/1 (15.1 overs; L McBride 35*, A Fisher 34*)
The Ireland and Netherlands squads (Stephen McCartney)
Ireland U17 girls wrapped up a 3-1 series win with a comfortable nine-wicket victory over The Netherlands in Utrecht. The hosts looked well placed at 50 for 1 with runs again for Phebe Molkenboer (31). However, yet again Rush bowler Ellie McGee was again in the wickets, taking 3 for 8 as they slumped to 83 all out – two wickets too for Lara McBride. In the chase, Anna Squires (7) went cheaply, but an unbroken stand of 73 for the second wicket between McBride and Aoife Walsh eased Ireland to the win. McBride finished unbeaten on 35, while Walsh made 34 not out in an impressive win.
Netherlands Under 18 lost to Ireland by 6 wickets
Utrecht, 3 August.
 Netherland 92/7 (20 overs; K Schmid 24; E McGee 3-12)
 Ireland 94/4 (14.3 overs; L McBride 24, A Squires 22, A Walsh 19)
Ireland U17 Girls in action (Stephen McCartney)
The Irish bounced back in the afternoon game to restore their series lead thanks to a fine all-round display. Rush bowler Ellie McGee was again amongst the wickets as she claimed 3 for 12 to help restrict The Netherlands to 92 for 7. The Irish had little trouble chasing this time, with Lara McBride hitting 24, sharing a second wicket stand of 47 with Anna Squires (22), while there were runs too for Aoife Walsh (19), as the six wickets win was sealed in the 15th over. The final game of the five-match series takes place on Thursday morning.
Netherlands Under 18 beat Ireland by 17 runs
Utrecht, 3 August.
 Netherlands 72 (18.5 overs; I Light 3-13, K McCartney 2-1)
 Ireland 55 (14.3 overs; I Light 14, F Sargent 13; K Smits 3-10, P Molkenboer 3-15)
Kia McCartney, Freya Sargent, and Abbi Harrison (Stephen McCartney)
The Netherlands U18 girls levelled the series with a 17-run win in a low scoring contest in Utrecht. Isobel Light (3-13) and Kia McCartney (2-1) bowled well as the hosts were dismissed for 72. The low target though proved to be a tricky one as the Irish found batting equally tough in helpful conditions. Light (14) and skipper Freya Sargent (13) were the only pair to reach double figures as they were bowled out for 55 – three wickets each for Kristin Smits and Phebe Molkenboer.
Netherlands Under 18 tied with Ireland
Utrecht, 2 August.
 Ireland 103/5 (20 overs; A Boucher 29, A Squires 22; P Oost 2-11)
 Netherlands 103/9 (20 overs; N Patil 20*; F Sargent 3-11, K McCartney 2-20)
Kia McCartney and Jenni Jackson
Ireland and The Netherlands played out a dramatic tie in the afternoon match with the hosts earning a share of the points with a last wicket stand of 16. With two needed from the last ball of the game, they scrambled a leg-bye to draw level. Nidhi Patil (20*) and Sharvari Kote (3*) were the heroes for the Dutch, who looked beaten as they were reduced to 87 for 9 in the 17th over chasing 104. Freya Sargent (3-11) took her wickets tally for the day to seven, while Kia McCartney took two wickets once again. In the Irish total of 103 for 5, Ally Boucher (29) and Anna Squires (22) shared a second wicket stand of 47. Pien Oost (2-11) was best with the ball. The teams are playing a five-match series this week.
Netherlands Under 18 lost to Ireland by 8 wickets
Utrecht, 2 August.
 Netherlands 77 (19.1 overs; P Molkenboer 17; F Sargent 4-3, K McCartney 2-9, A Fisher 2-28)
 Ireland 78/2 (14.4 overs; A Walsh 20*, K McCartney 15, A Harrison 15*)
Ireland U17 Girls take the field
Ireland Under 17s won the first match of their double-header against Netherlands Under 18’s at Utrecht. Star of the show was Clontarf’s Freya Sargent who took four wickets for just three runs as the hosts were dismissed for just 77. There were two wickets apiece for Kia McCartney and Aoife Fisher, plus one for Rush bowler Ellie McGee on her 16th birthday. The Irish had little trouble chasing down their modest target with Alice Walsh making 20, while Abbi Harrison and Kia McCartney both scored 15 as they won by 8 wickets in the 15th over. The sides will play five games in total this week, with the second game this afternoon.
Ireland Women Under 15
Ireland beat Yorkshire A by 79 runs
Malvern, 4 August.
 Ireland 173/6 (20 overs; J McNally 47*, N McNulty 45 )
 Yorkshire A 94 (20 overs; N McNulty 2-5, D Syam 2-9)
Girls' Interprovincials
Under 17
PWTNRLPts NRR
Leinster 254001161.51
NCU6300312-0.92
North West4200280.02
Leinster 1510044-0.91
  • Leinster 1 104 lost to Leinster 2 106-2 by 8 wickets.
    Campbell College, Belfast, 6 July.
  • NCU 62 lost to North West 63-2 by 8 wickets.
    Campbell College, Belfast, 6 July.
  • Leinster 2 144 beat North West 105 by 39 runs.
    Campbell College, Belfast, 7 July.
  • NCU 143 lost to Leinster 1 147-2 by 8 wickets.
    Campbell College, Belfast, 7 July.
  • Leinster 1 102 lost to North West 103-2 by 8 wickets.
    Campbell College, Belfast, 8 July.
  • Leinster 2 213-7 beat NCU 97-8 by 116 runs.
    Campbell College, Belfast, 8 July.
  • NCU 185-4 beat Leinster 1 140-7 by 44 runs.
    Kenure, 11 July
  • NCU 145-8 beat Leinster 2 106-9 by 39 runs.
    Kenure, 11 July
  • NCU 130-4 beat North West 74-9 by 56 runs.
    Ardmore, 12 July
  • Leinster 1 95-4 lost to Leinster 2 96-4 by 6 wickets.
    Ring Commons, 12 July
Under 15
PWTNRLPts NRR
Leinster 155000202.48
Leinster 263003120.07
NCU6300312-0.90
North West500050-1.28
  • Leinster 2 115-5 beat North West 51 by 64 runs.
    Campbell College, Belfast, 4 July.
  • NCU 93-8 lost to Leinster 1 94-0 by 10 wickets.
    Campbell College, Belfast, 4 July.
  • Leinster 2 115-7 beat NCU 75 by 40 runs.
    Campbell College, Belfast, 4 July.
  • Leinster 1 94-5 beat North West 56 by 38 runs.
    Campbell College, Belfast, 4 July.
  • NCU 103-6 beat North West 76-6 by 27 runs.
    Ballyspallen, 5 July.
  • Leinster 2 103-9 lost to Leinster 1 104-3 by 7 wickets.
    Ring Commons, Dublin, 5 July.
  • NCU 143-8 beat North West 134 by 9 runs.
    Campbell College, Belfast, 13 July.
  • Leinster 1 183-7 beat Leinster 2 87 by 96 runs.
    Campbell College, Belfast, 13 July.
  • Leinster 2 141 beat North West 112 by 29 runs.
    Campbell College, Belfast, 14 July.
  • Leinster 1 198-6 beat NCU 82 by 116 runs.
    Campbell College, Belfast, 14 July.
  • NCU 92-6 beat Leinster 88 by 4 runs.
    15 July, Campbell College.
Reports & Articles
Gaby Lewis wins Irish Times award
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Lewis short-listed for ICC award
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Hunter to lead Ireland at U19 World Cup
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Kim Garth named in Australia squad
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Ireland Women: Stat attack
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Delany delight at first for Ireland
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Lewis stars as Ireland clinch series in Pakistan
Gaby Lewis finished what she started in the first T20 on Saturday with a top quality 71 from 46 balls to fire Ireland to a 34-run victory over Pakistan and an historic 2-1 series win.
Pakistan set up series decider
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Ireland throw away golden chance as Pakistan level series
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Prendergast and Lewis seal historic win
A brilliant all-round performance by Orla Prendergast got Ireland off to a winning start in their T20 international series against Pakistan in Lahore.
Delany upbeat despite being totally outplayed by Pakistan
Laura Delany admitted Ireland had been outplayed by Pakistan in all three games in the Women’s Championship series in Lahore but there was a significant improvement from the visitors in their five wickets defeat.
Delany upbeat despite series whitewash
Laura Delany is expecting Ireland to be more competitive in the T20 series against Pakistan that starts on Saturday after losing by five wickets in Lahore yesterday to suffer a 3-0 sweep in the ICC Championship.
Ireland lose series to Pakistan
Mary Waldron and Arlene Kelly combined for a record eighth-wicket partnership of 59 for Ireland in Lahore yesterday but there was little else to cheer as Pakistan romped to a nine-wicket victory and a winning 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series.
Ireland well beaten by Pakistan in tour opener
Ireland Women may have received the warmest of welcomes to Pakistan for their historic tour but no mercy was shown by the hosts in the first one-day international in Lahore yesterday.
Ireland Women in historic tour
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History beckons for Ireland Women
History will be made in the early hours of Friday morning when the first ball is bowled in Lahore in the women’s one-day international between Pakistan and Ireland.
Waldron excited by Pakistan tour
Ireland Women's wicket-keeper Mary Waldron is relishing the country's upcoming tour of Pakistan.
Ireland name squad for Pakistan tour
Ireland Women have named their squad for a six-match tour of Pakistan, incorporating three ODI's and three T20I's.
Ireland face England in World Cup opener
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Top-order slump sees Ireland beaten by Bangladesh
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Ireland beaten but job done
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Ireland Women South Africa bound
Ireland Women are through to the T20 World Cup finals in South Africa in February, their first global event since West Indies in 2018.
Ireland hold nerve to make World Cup
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Ireland reach semi-finals
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Ireland face Zimbabwe showdown
Ireland Women will play Zimbabwe tomorrow for a place in the T20 World Cup finals in South Africa next February – and they have the momentum.
Ireland Women up and running
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Lewis and Hunter get Ireland Women back on track
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Ireland beaten by Bangladesh in T20 WCQ opener
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Hunter stars as Ireland clinch warm-up win over PNG
Amy Hunter's 45 ensured Ireland Women go into Sunday's T20 World Cup Qualifiers on a winning note after a 38-run win over PNG in their second warm-up match in UAE.
Ireland U19 Women learn World Cup opponents
Ireland Under 19 Women have learned their opponents for the inaugural World Cup early next year.
Comfortable win for Ireland Women
Ireland Women had a comfortable 60 runs victory in their first warm-up game in Dubai, ahead of the T20 World Cup qualifiers which begin on Sunday.
Ireland Women beat PNG in warm-up
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Ireland Women take unassailable 2-0 lead
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Ireland Women take series lead against Scotland
Orla Prendergast struck a six and 11 fours in Edinburgh yesterday as her 75 not out helped Ireland cruise to an eight-wicket victory over Scotland with in the first of a three-match T20 series at The Grange.
Prendergast powers Ireland to opening win over Scotland
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Delany to lead Ireland in T20 WCQ
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Ireland Women name squad for T20 World Cup qualifiers
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100 up for Lewis.
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Clean sweep for Girls in Green
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Batters answer Captain's Call
When Ireland Women’s captain Laura Delany called for a big partnership in the second one-day international against Netherlands after the below-par batting display on Monday, she could not have dreamt of the biggest ever by Ireland, men or women.
Record day for Ireland Women
Leah Paul and Laura Delany hit centuries in Amstelveen yesterday as Ireland made their highest one-day international total and beat the Netherlands by 210 runs to take a winning 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
Winning start for Ireland's Women
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Ireland beat Dutch in low scoring ODI opener
Arlene Kelly and Rachel Delaney took three wickets each as Ireland dismissed the Netherlands for 84 in Amstelveen on their way to a five-wicket victory in the first of a three-match one-day international series.
Devine and Dalzell works wonders for NW Women
Alana Dalzell and Mollie Devine were to the fore as the North West beat their NCU counterparts in the first match of a two-game challenge series.
Gaby Lewis joins Northern Superchargers
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Ireland Women to play Scotland
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FTP schedule for Ireland Women released
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Searle smashes records as Typhoons beat Dragons
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Lewis century leads Scorchers to title
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Incredible Dragons collapse hands Typhoons victory
An incredible collapse by Dragons handed Typhoons their first win the Super 50 Cup yesterday at Seapark, Holywood.
Dragons collapse hands Typhoons victory
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Ireland Women to play Netherlands
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Leinster win title after exciting Future Series finale
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Ulster sides stun Leinster
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It's a wash-out
The heavy rain in the North West ended any hope of Ireland playing their final match of the Tri-Series against Pakistan at Bready, the game called off an hour before the scheduled 4pm start.
Leinster at the double in Future Series
Siuin Woods scored a century as Leinster Futures beat the NCU, while Aimee Maguire and Freya Sargent helped the Under 17s to a tense two-wicket win over hosts North West.
Women's Future Series launches
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Delany takes positives from Australia defeat
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Dempsey stars but Ireland well beaten again by Australia
Georgina Dempsey grabbed two wickets and held a stunning catch on the boundary as Ireland battled hard against T20 world champions Australia in County Tyrone before succumbing to an inevitable defeat by 63 runs.
Pakistan put Ireland in a spin
GABY LEWIS top scored with 47 for Ireland in their second tri-series T20 international in County Tyrone last night but it wasn’t enough to secure the win as a disciplined Pakistan eased home by 13 runs.
Battling Ireland beaten by Australia
Ireland put up a brave fight against the immovable force that is Australia Women, but were ultimately well beaten in their opening match at Bready.
Ireland beaten by Australia
Ireland women put up a creditable performance against Australia in County Tyrone before succumbing to a nine-wicket defeat by the world champions
Australia show class as Ireland well beaten
Ireland Women just failed to reach three figures against world champions Australia in their opening match of the T20 Tri-series at Bready yesterday, and duly lost by nine wickets.
Delany up for the challenge
Ireland Women’s captain Laura Delany insists that her team is up for the challenge of facing world champions Australia and Pakistan in a six-match Tri-Series this week.
Kavanagh withdaws from Ireland squad
Shauna Kavanagh has withdrawn from the Ireland Women's squad and will be replaced by Mary Waldron.
Lewis leads Scorchers to T20 Trophy
Gaby Lewis continued her rich vein of form to lead the Scorchers to the Super Series T20 Trophy at Oak Hill.
Ireland Women's XI beat MCC
Orla Prendergast’s unbeaten century guided Ireland Women’s XI to a comfortable 74-run win against their MCC counterparts at Anglesea Road.
Paul and Hunter lead Dragons to victory
Dragons made it back-to-back victories in the Super 20 Trophy yesterday with a four-wicket success over Scorchers at Bready.
Dragons win again
The Dragons won their second match of the week, in much similar fashion to the first, falling over the line after a comfortable win looked on the cards.
Hunter stars as Dragons beat Typhoons
Amy Hunter again played the starring role as Dragons won their first Super 20 match of the season, beating the Typhoons at Rathmines yesterday by five wickets.
Ireland Women name squad for tri-series
Ireland Women welcome back four players for their tri-series this month against Australia and Pakistan at Bready.
Amy Hunter returns for Ireland
AMY Hunter returns to the Ireland side for this month’s Tri-series in Bready against world champions Australia and Pakistan.
Lewis in the runs again as Scorchers win twice
Gaby Lewis led from the front as the Scorchers won both their T20 Super Series matches at Anglesea Road.
South Africa whitewash sorry Ireland
South Africa Women asserted their authority to complete a 3-0 series whitewash in the last of their ICC World Championship games at Clontarf.
Ireland lose, but much improved batting display offers hope
It was all going so well at halfway. Ireland had just posted their highest total in a one-day international against South Africa but four overs into the visitors’ reply, they had 42 on the scoreboard. It was a stroll to the finish.
Lewis restores pride but Ireland well beaten
Gaby Lewis restored some pride to Ireland with a hard-hitting half-century in their second ICC Championship clash against South Africa at Clontarf but the Girls in Green were again outclassed and beaten by nine wickets.
Nightmare start for Ireland Women
Ireland's opening match in the expanded Women’s Championship turned into a nightmare as they were bowled out for 69 at Castle Avenue by the powerful South Africans who completed a nine wickets win in just 16 overs.
Ireland Women thumped by South Africa in ODI opener
Ireland Women's first match in the Women's Championship couldn't have gone much worse, as they were bundled out for 69 by South Africa to lose by nine wickets.
Convincing South Africa clinch series
South Africa Women clinched the T20 international series against Ireland in convincing style, with an eight wickets win at Pembroke.
How can Ireland Women improve their batting?
Ireland Women threw away a commanding start as their batting frailties were cruelly exposed by South Africa in the deciding T20I at Pembroke.
Ireland lose series to South Africa
Gaby Lewis took no consolation from being awarded Player-of-the-Series after Ireland threw away a strong position in their T20 decider against South Africa at Sydney Parade and slumped to an eight-wicket defeat.
South Africa set up series decider
IRELAND women were unable to repeat Friday’s famous victory over South Africa as the tourists eased to an eight-wicket win at Sydney Parade that leaves the T20 series level at 1-1 going into tomorrow’s final game.
South Africa level T20I series
South Africa battled back to beat Ireland Women by eight wickets at Sydney Parade to level the three-match T20I series at one apiece.
Rejuvenated South Africa trounce Ireland
South Africa Women levelled the T20 international series with Ireland after a comfortable eight wickets win in Pembroke last night.
Ireland beat South Africa in T20I opener
Ireland Women held their nerve to clinch a deserved ten-run win in the first match of their T20I series against South Africa at Sydney Parade.
Record breaker Lewis as Ireland take on South Africa
Gaby Lewis has been breaking records since an early age and the YMCA cricketer will add two more when she leads out the Ireland team for the first international of the summer against South Africa Women.
Kelly hoping to be Irish hero
It could be an exciting week for Arlene Kelly who is in line to make her debut for Ireland Women in their series against South Africa which starts on Friday.
Lewis scores century as Scorchers beat Dragons
Gaby Lewis hit a brilliant century as The Scorchers inflicted a punishing 173-run defeat on the Dragons at Oak Hill.
Ireland Women to host England and Australia
Ireland will host England and Australia in three-match 50-over series as part of the new expanded ICC Women’s Championship.
Lewis to captain Ireland Women against South Africa
Gaby Lewis will captain Ireland Women in their six match series which gets under way next week in Dublin.
Lewis leads Scorchers to victory
GABY LEWIS led the Scorchers to a six-wicket victory over the Typhoons with 62 not out at Oak Hill in Wicklow in the Super Series 50 Cup.
Kelly's the hero as Dragons beat Typhoons
New Zealander Arlene Kelly starred on debut as the Dragons collected their first points of the Super Series with a 64-run win over the Typhoons at Wallace Park.
Joyce welcomes Super Series strengthening
Ireland Women’s head coach Ed Joyce has welcomed the return of overseas players to the Super Series, with both Dragons and Typhoons having one in action in tomorrow’s game at Wallace Park (10.45am).
Overseas players add depth to Super Series
The Super Series squads have been boosted with the addition of three overseas players.
Kavanagh guides Scorchers to nervy win over Dragons
Shauna Kavanagh's unbeaten 45 steered defending champions the Scorchers to a tense one-wicket win over a spirited Dragons side.
Typhoons name Head Coach
Paul Davidge has been appointed Head Coach of the Typhoons for the 2022 Super Series competition which gets under way this weekend.
Irish women's visit to Pakistan confirmed
Ireland's women will play six matches in Pakistan next November.
Ireland set for Pakistan visit?
Ireland Women could make history later this year if a proposed visit to Pakistan gets the green light.
Landmark day for Ireland Women
A landmark day for Irish women’s cricket brought the first professional contracts, a three-year contract extension for Ed Joyce and a 10-match fixture list which includes two Twenty20s against champions Australia.
Contracts and fixtures confirmed for Ireland Women
Cricket Ireland have confirmed their full-time contracts for Ireland Women, the home playing schedule for 2022 and a three-year contract extension for Head Coach Ed Joyce.
Busy summer in store for Ireland Women
Ireland Women have a busy summer in schedule with international series against Australia, Pakistan and South Africa scheduled.
Three teams confirmed for Super Series
As reported last week, the 2022 Super Series will revert to three teams, with the Dragons returning as a predominately Northern based team.
Contracts boost for Ireland Women
Cricket Ireland are set to announce a major contracts boost for the Women's game this week.
MCC Women to tour Ireland
MCC Women have confirmed their first Women's tour to Ireland, taking on an Irish XI in two matches in July.
Ireland Women name Performance and Development squads
Ireland Women have named their Performance and Development squads for the 2022 season.
Gaby Lewis named in ICC T20 Team of the Year
YMCA batter Gaby Lewis has been named in the ICC T20I Team of the Year after a superb year for the Girls in Green.
Ireland Women averages 2021
2021 saw a return to action for Ireland Women, with the side playing 17 competitive matches, winning 12 and losing five of them.
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Ireland U19 girls captain Amy Hunter (1 January)
Orla Prendergast was Player of the Match as Ireland won the first T20I against Pakistan (1 December)