Women’s Cricket: Scotland U17s beat Netherlands and Ireland at Dumfries

Scotland Women Under-17s started their T20 Tri-Series at Dumfries with convincing back-to-back wins over the Netherlands and Ireland on Tuesday.

Batting first In both games, opening partnerships by Sheikh and Walsingham set up the wins with Sheikh scoring 80 not out against the Netherlands and Walsingham 50 against Ireland. With both games reduced to eighteen overs, Scotland scored 153 for 2 against the Dutch who reached 100 for 8 in reply. Against Ireland, Scotland hit 116 for 6 but took wickets in Ireland’s chase of 82 for 9. Local player Niamh Muir featured in both games with a wicket and two good catches against Ireland and final over runs against the Netherlands. Weather unfortunately affected both Ireland Netherlands games on Monday and Tuesday in the six-match tournament as they had to be abandoned and re-scheduled.


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