Laura Delany plays a cut shot.
Laura Delany performs a lower shot. (Credit score: Oliver McVeigh)

HOLYWOOD – The Typhoons clawed their means again from the brink of defeat to assert a sensational first win within the Arachas Tremendous 50 Cup, due to the all-round exploits of Laura Delany and Robyn Searle, because the Dragons collapsed from 205-3 to 216 all out in pursuit of 234.

The Dragons regarded seemingly victors for a lot of the day, firstly by executing 4 glorious run outs in a fielding show that was allied by tight bowling to restrict the Typhoons to 233 on a very good batting pitch, earlier than Sarah Forbes (65), Orla Prendergast (57) and Leah Paul (30) regarded to have made gentle work of the chase.

The Typhoons had different concepts, flipping the sport on its head by claiming seven wickets for 11 runs in simply 20 balls to assert a memorable win, because the followers within the floor have been left surprised. Robyn Searle began the rot, dismissing Sarah Forbes for 65 after a high edge was nicely caught by a diving Mary Waldron earlier than a flatter off-break pinned Amy Caulfield LBW subsequent ball. The Typhoons didn’t look again from there. Their ruthlessness was typified by Joanna Loughran’s diving catch ahead and to her proper at level to dismiss Ali Cowan and safe the win.

Laura Delany bought in on the act with the ball, claiming 2-14 from six overs and Louise Little’s 2-24 was notable, with the pacer claiming the ultimate two wickets. Prendergast and Forbes, who each batted fantastically, will really feel unlucky to have ended up on the dropping aspect.

Earlier the Dragons received the toss and opted to bowl, selecting to present the Typhoons first use of a pitch that neither aspect has performed on this season. Alison Cowan changed Mollie Devine within the closing XI after selecting up an damage in the course of the warm-ups, whereas the Typhoons included Robyn Searle and Jess Mayes for Ava Canning and Lara McBride from the eleven the Typhoons final fielded within the Arachas Tremendous 20 Trophy.

The Typhoons began the match steadily, with Celeste Raack (18) and Robyn Searle (45) placing on 48 for the primary wicket in 14.4 overs. Mary Waldron’s 22 off 23 balls added impetus to the Typhoons innings, however it could be Laura Delany that will get the Typhoons to a aggressive complete.

Delany’s unbeaten 83 off 72 balls included 11 fours, with the Eire skipper being notably sturdy utilizing her toes and hitting the ball down the bottom. Though wickets saved falling throughout, Delany remained and gave the Typhoons the end they wanted to present the bowlers one thing to bowl at.

The Dragons would have been delighted by their effort within the subject, claiming 4 run-outs, whereas Kate McEvoy took two excellent catches. The primary operating 15 yards to gather a skier to dismiss Georgina Dempsey off the bowling of Leah Paul earlier than catching Sophie Strickland to a shot that was drilled above head top to midwicket off the bowling of Cara Murray.

In the long run it was the Typhoons who took the spoils. They’ll play the Scorchers – who’ve six factors whereas each the Typhoons and Dragons have simply two – on Wednesday at Pembroke.




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