In the first scheduled match of the season Merrion faced tough opponents in last year’s champions Leinster. Merrion won the toss and batted first. There was an early set back as captain Leah Paul fell in the first over. But the innings recovered with a 120 run partnership between Rachael Delaney [54*] and Rebecca Stockall  on debut. A total of 132 was competitive but perhaps a little light and so it proved.
Leinster started steadily until Niamh McNulty made the breakthrough and had Ridgeway LBW. wickets continued to fall and at one point Leinster were 98/4 in the 16th over and merrion were well in the hunt. Unfortunately the Irish captain Laura Delany [61*] was still at the crease and she steered the team home with five balls to spare.
|July 16, 2020||6:00 pm||Women D1 T20||Women 2020|