Poynter pleased Scorchers off the mark as squads announced for Super Saturday
DUBLIN – Scorchers Head Coach Andrew Poynter is looking for his squad to continue its momentum in this weekend’s Toyota Super 3s T20 tripleheader at Oak Hill.
Poynter’s Scorchers last won the Super 3s title in 2017, failing to defend their crown last year to a resurgent Dragons side. A number of changes in personnel during the closed season saw the Dragons skipper Shauna Kavanagh move to the Scorchers to work with Poynter.
Kavanagh, who is also one of the centrally-contracted women’s internationals, said:
“The move to the Scorchers and working with a new set of players is something I am really enjoying. It’s a good challenge and is keeping me on my toes.”
However, after a tough start to the new season that saw the Scorchers lose their first two matches, Poynter is keen to see the squad use last weekend’s first win of the 2019 campaign as a launchpad. He said:
“After a brilliant win over the Typhoons last Sunday, the Scorchers are full of confidence and have lots of momentum going into Saturday.”
Image: The Scorchers were defeated by the Dragons when the two sides met in May
This Saturday there will be a Toyota Super 3s T20 tripleheader held at Oak Hill in Wicklow, with free entry. More information on the Series can be found here. Fans can follow the game via the My Cricket Ireland app.
Saturday 29 June 2019
• Dragons v Typhoons - start 10am
• Dragons v Scorchers - start 1.30pm
• Typhoons v Scorchers - start 5pm
Shauna Kavanagh (c), Cecelia Joyce, Rebecca Stokell, Caoimhe McCann, Sophie MacMahon, Tess Maritz, Sarah Forbes, Amy Kenealy, Cara Murray, Hannah Little, Mya Naughton.
Una Raymond-Hoey (c), Amy Hunter, Orla Prendergast, Niamh Walsh, Naomi Matthews, Cassie Stephens, Maria Kerrison, Leah Paul, Louise Little, Celeste Raack, Sarah Condron.
Dragons: squad to be named shortly.