Scotland Women tour of Ireland 2021: Leah Paul Shines as Ireland Comes Back




Scotland Women Tour of Ireland 2021
Leah Paul the star as Ireland & Scotland women resume international cricket.

Scotland Women Tour of Ireland 2021 Series Review.

Although Scotland Women started on a bright note, Ireland women came back with 3 wins on a trot. Here is a brief recap and major highlights from this series!

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Ireland Women won by 3-1

  1. Scotland Women won by 11 runs*Katie McGill
  2. Ireland Women won by 61 runs*Gaby Lewis
  3. Ireland Women won by 41 runs*Orla Prendergast
  4. Ireland Women won by 6 wickets*Gaby Lewis

Statistics

Player of the SeriesScotland
Ireland
Leah Paul
Most RunsKathryn Bryce – 96 runs
(Best of 45*, 32.00 average, 85.71 SR)
Gaby Lewis – 116 runs
(Best of 49, 29.00 average, 116.00 SR)
Most WicketsKatie McGill – 7 wickets
(Best of 3/18, 14.42 average, 6.73 Economy)
Leah Paul – 9 wickets
(Best of 4/16, 4.44 average, 4.44 Economy)

Major Takeaways

This series was a low-scorer with scores of 87-9 vs 76/10, 137/4 vs 76/10, 134/8 vs 93/10, & 99/7 vs 101/4 in the 20-over contest.

Scotland

  • The trio of Kathryn Bryce (3.3-0-8-2), Katherine Fraser (4-0-15-2), & Katie McGill (4-0-18-3) starred in Scotland’s only win as Ireland failed to chase even 88 runs.
  • Unfortunately, Kathryn Bryce was the lone fighter in the series with scores of 12 (26), 17 (23), 45* (42) & 22 (21) to go along with 5 wickets.

Ireland

  • Leah Paul was the standout performer of the series, with figures of 4/16, 2/12, and 3/12. Scotland never got going against the left-arm spinner.
  • Gaby Lewis was the only Irish player who had a decent outing with the bat. 47 (39) in the 2nd ODI & 49 (40) in the fourth ODI were match winning knocks. Decent support from Laura Delany & Shauna Kavanaugh as well.
  • Orla Prendergast set the tone for the Irish bowlers in each of the games with a miserly economy rate of 4.15 to go along with six wickets.

Where Do They Go Here From Now?

No international matches scheduled for Scotland or Ireland women in the near future, but exciting times for Women’s Cricket.

India-England Tests will begin on June 16th while the Women’s Hundred will commence on 21st July.

Anyway, what did you think about the Scotland Women Tour of Ireland 2021? COMMENT BELOW and engage in a conversation!

06/09/2021 Copyright @Nitesh Mathur, aka Nit-X bcd@brokencricketdreams.com




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I dreamt of being a No. 3 batsman saving test matches and hitting winning runs. Well, that did not exactly go to plan, but I have since become an avid follower of the game. As long as there is a live cricket, you can guarantee that I will be checking the scorecards, watching the game live on TV, and certainly, discussing the game and statistics with family and friends.

2 Comments

  1. Great series, so good to see it streamed. Disappointed for the Scots batting wise, sure they can do better. These teams need more games, perhaps they should accept to play more associate countries

    • Thanks for the response James! You are absolutely right – Live YouTube stream should be the way to go, especially for less high-profile games. Would love to see more of these Associate nations play with Scotland!

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