Paul and Ridgeway star as Typhoons beat Dragons in Toyota Super 3s
Half centuries from Leah Paul and Ellen Ridgeway helped the Typhoons to a five-wicket win against The Dragons in their Toyota Super 3 clash at Oak Hill.
Chasing 213 for victory, Paul and Ridgeway shared an opening stand of 91 to lay the foundations for the ultimately comfortable win.
The pair struck seven boundaries each, with Paul top scoring with 66 from 103 balls, while Ridgeway’s 50 came from 70 deliveries.
There was a slight mid-innings wobble as Lara Maritz claimed 3 for 39, but Heidi Cheadle struck five boundaries in her unbeaten 34 as she and player-coach Clare Shillington (12*) settled the contest with little fuss.
Earlier Shauna Kavanagh top scored for the Dragons with a fine 64 from 96 balls (4 fours, 1 six).
The Irish international shared a fourth wicket stand of 75 with Gaby Lewis (36), while Mary Waldron also continued her recent excellent form with 37.
Best with the ball for the Typhoons were Vanessa Kaleda (3-42) and Louise Little (3-51).
The next match in the series sees all three sides take part in the Super Sunday T20 at North Kildare next week.
TOYOTA SUPER THREE SERIES
At Oak Hill, Typhoons beat Dragons by 5 wickets
Dragons 212-8 (50 overs; S Kavanagh 64, M Waldron 37, G Lewis 36; V Kaleda 3-42, L Little 3-51)
Typhoons 215-5 (44.5 overs; L Paul 66, E Ridgeway 50, H Cheadle 34*; L Maritz 3-39)