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O'Reilly shines as Ireland reach T20 finals

 

By Ian Callender

Ireland booked their place at the Women's World Twenty20 in West Indies in November with another comfortable victory, in the semi-final against Papua New Guinea.

Lucy O'Reilly was named player of the match.

Ireland Wolves also completed their three-match series against Scotland A in Dundee with a emphatic 72 runs Twenty20 victory.

SCORES - Forthill: Ireland Wolves 185 (19.5 overs, L Tucker 39, G Delany 38, H Tector 36, S Getkate 29; A Evans 5-24) Scotland A 113 (17.3 overs, A McBrine 2-15, JJ Garth 2-18, H Tector 2-29). Ireland Wolves won by 72 runs.

Amstelveen: Ireland Women 113-6 (20 overs, G Lewis 36, L Delany 21) PNG Women 86 (19.2 overs, L O'Reilly 3-13, L Delany 2-15, E Richardson 2-22). Ireland won by 27 runs.

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Tonight: Lagan Valley Steels Twenty20 Cup semi-finals: North Down v Civil Service North (6.00), Waringstown v CIYMS (5.30)

Tomorrow (12.00): Robinson Services Premier League: CIYMS v Carrickfergus, Civil Service North v Muckamore, North Down v Instonians (10.30), Waringstown v Armagh

Long's SuperValu Premier League: Ardmore v Strabane, Coleraine v Brigade, Eglinton v Donemana, Fox Lodge v Bready. Sunday: Brigade v Ardmore

• India (269-2) demolished England (268 all out) by eight wickets in the first one-day international at Trent Bridge yesterday.

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