Gaby Lewis, Shauna Kavanagh help Scorchers seal 4-1 win over Typhoons

Gaby Lewis (l), Shauna Kavanagh ©Oisin Keniry / Cricket Ireland

Gaby Lewis is having a good time. She finished with 116 runs in the Ireland-Scotland limited overs series late last month. She then had a century to show in the previous game of the Super Series.

On Sunday (June 6), Lewis was yet again among the runs, scoring a quickfire half century for Scorchers against Typhoons. Shauna Kavanagh also chipped in with a half century after which Ashlee King picked up three wickets to help Scorchers end the Super Series with a 105-run win over Typhoons.

Opting to bat first, the Scorchers openers Lewis and Leah Paul had a positive start. They added 87 in 16 overs before Georgina Dempsey dismissed the latter for 29. Lewis then completed her half century in just 46 balls before she was dismissed by Celeste Raack (two for 41) for 56 off just 54 balls.

That brought Kavanagh to the middle, who lost Lara Maritz (16), Jenny Sparrow (14), Sophie MacMahon (18) and Alana Dalzell (eight) during her stay in the middle. She got to her half century in 72 balls before being one of Ava Canning’s two victims. Scorchers eventually finished on nine for 241 in their 50 overs.

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Typhoons’ chase never got going as they lost Rachel Delaney (zero) on the seventh ball and then Louise Little (two) in the fourth over. MacMahon, Cara Murray and King broke the back of the batting to have Typhoons reeling at six for 95. King finished with three for 19, while the other two returned two wickets apiece as Typhoons were bundled out for 136.

Raack, the skipper, only provided some resistance as she made a painstaking 42 off 84 balls.

Scorchers ended the Super Series with a 4-1 win.

Brief Scores: Scorchers 241/9 in 50 overs (Gaby Lewis 56, Shauna Kavanagh 53; Celeste Raack 2/41, Ava Canning 2/52) beat Typhoons 136 all out in 39.4 overs (Celeste Raack 42; Ashlee King 3/19) by 105 runs.