Scotland Women U17s claimed a T20 Tri-Series win last week against Ireland and Netherlands at Dumfries Cricket Club. The Scotland side recorded three wins, over Netherlands twice and Ireland, and one defeat in the final game against Ireland. Ireland claimed two wins as the weather resulted in game abandonments and re-scheduling in the six-match tournament across four days but with only one game not successfully completed.
For Scotland the opening batting partnership of Sheikh and Walsingham contributed greatly to two of the wins with a 95-run partnership against the Netherlands and an 82-run opening stand against Ireland. Sheikh also contributed the top score in the final day 57-run win over the Netherlands. The openers’ contributions were missed in the final game against Ireland with wickets falling after Ireland were restricted to 116 all out. It was Dumfries and Galloway player Niamh Muir that got her side close in top scoring with 31 off 33 balls as Scotland fell twelve runs short on 104 for 9.
The message from the teams visiting Dumfries was that the cricket was great and the girls had a great time too. Dumfries Cricket Club appreciated the opportunity to put the focus on female sport and cricket in the region by bringing international teams to the town. If interested in trying women’s cricket taster sessions contact Dumfries Cricket Club on [email protected], or find the club online at www.dumfriescricketclub.com .