Ireland Women register comfortable win against Scotland in opener

Tue, Aug 4, 2009 2:58 PM

Ireland Women register comfortable win against Scotland in opener
Ireland cruised to a comfortable ten-wicket victory over rivals Scotland in the opening game of the European Women's Championships at Clontarf on Monday. Chasing a relatively modest 86 for victory, the hosts achieved the set total with more than 35 overs to spare.

Electing to bat first, Scotland battled against a tight and impressive Irish bowling display, making just 85 runs from 47.5 overs. Skipper Kari Anderson was the top scorer for her side with 29 runs and her dismissal heralded a dramatic collapse in the Scottish batting order. Eimear Richardson was ruthless in her bowling attack picking up 4-10 with able support from Amy Kenealy (2-6), Heather Whelan (2-13), and Jill Whelan (1-16).

In response, the Irish opening pair of Cecelia Joyce (41 in 43 balls) and Richardson (33 in 45 balls) remained unbeaten, knocking off the runs in just 14.3 overs.

Scotland will next play the Netherlands on Tuesday at North County while Ireland will play the Dutch on Wednesday at the Hills.

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