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Simmonite looking forward to Toyota Super 3s season opener

Richard White
NCU PRO
 

The Toyota Super 3s Series – Ireland's premier women's domestic competition – will begin tomorrow (Sunday 19th May), as the sides shape up for a T20 tripleheader at North Kildare Cricket Club.

There are three Northern Cricket Union players involved tomorrow: Cara Murray, Amy Hunter, and Naomi Matthews. NCU Women's Coach Tim Simmonite leads the Typhoons this season.

The matches are:

  • Scorchers v Dragons (19 May 2019, starting 10am)
  • Typhoons v Scorchers (19 May 2019, starting 1.30pm)
  • Dragons v Typhoons (19 May 2019, starting 5pm)

The matches represent the last representative hit-out for the women's international players before Ireland meets West Indies in three T20Is on 26, 28 and 29 May 2019.

The Dragons are the reigning Toyota Super 3s champions, and have named a 13-player squad for the two matches:

  • Kim Garth (capt), Ava Canning, Rachel Delaney, Anna Kerrison, Jane Maguire, Lara Maritz, Eimear Mullen, Clare Shillington, Jenny Sparrow, Kerry Tomlinson (overseas), Erica Turner, Mary Waldron, Sarah White. 

The Scorchers side for Sunday is:

  • Shauna Kavanagh (capt), Gaby Lewis, Rebbeca Stokell, Caoimhe McCann, Sophie MacMahon, Lucy O'Reilly, Cara Murray, Amy Kenealy, Hannah Little, Ali Keenan, Mya Naughton.

Tim Simmonite, Head Coach of the Typhoons, said: "I'm really looking forward to this season's Super 3s. The Typhoons have a young and exciting squad, we've trained well and are now relishing the challenge of pitting our skills against those of the Dragons and the Scorchers."

The Typhoons' 12 for the first match v Scorchers is:

  • Laura Delany (capt), Amy Hunter, Naomi Matthews, Celeste Raack, Orla Prendergast, Louise Little, Leah Paul, Una Raymond-Hoey, Niamh Walsh, Cassie Stephens, Robyn Lewis, Maria Kerrison (12th).

The Typhoons' 12 for the second match v Dragons is:

  • Laura Delany (capt), Amy Hunter, Naomi Matthews, Celeste Raack, Orla Prendergast, Louise Little, Leah Paul, Una Raymond-Hoey, Niamh Walsh, Cassie Stephens, Maria Kerrison, Sarah Condron (12th).