2nd August 2021
50 Over game played at The Vineyard
The Hills won the toss and elected to bat first
The Hills started strongly with a 29 run partnership by Tess Maritz (17) and Clíodhna O’Reardon (8) before O’Reardon’s wicket fell in the 9th over. Maritz and Jane Maguire fell quickly afterwards in the 10th over. This brought Katie Boylan (25) and Aisling Byrne (33) to the middle who put together a critical partnership of 74 runs before Katie departed in the 25th over with the score on 105. Further contributions came from Amy Benson (14) and Miranda Andrews (10) bringing the final total to 155 in the 36th over with Hannah Corcoran carrying her bat. YMCA were generous with their extras of 43 enabling The Hills post what looked like a competitive score. Pick of the YMCA bowlers were Amelia Flanagan with 6 wickets for 25 off 7 overs and 2 wickets each for Kate McEvoy and Katie O’Reilly.
YMCA got the run chase off to a fantastic start with a 57 run partnership between Robyn Lewis (28) and Sarah Forbes (40). Lewis departed in the 15th over adjudged LBW off the bowling of Aisling Byrne. Forbes continued the run chase but struggled to find partners to stay with her, she eventually succumbed to the bowling of Aisling Byrne caught at midwicket by Chloe Ericson in the 25th over with the score on 92 for 5. The rest of the YMCA batters doggedly stuck around for another 15 overs finishing up on a total of 133 all out. Pick of The Hills bowlers was Aisling Byrne with 4 wickets for 25, Natasha Morton 3 for 40, Aimee Maguire with 2 for 10, Jane Maguire 1 for 30 and a very economic 10 overs from Katie Boylan. The Hills winning by 22 runs