Ireland slip against ECB development side
ECB development XI 164 for 9 (Le Marchand 47) beat Ireland 131 (Hazell 3-16 by 33 runs
Danielle Hazell spun the England Development side to a 33-run win over Ireland at Crowthorne on Sunday. Hazell, the England-contracted player, picked up 3 for 16 to including the wicket of topscorer Nicki Coffey to help them to victory after Georgia Elwiss and Jasmine Titmuss had dismissed the top order.
Coffey ended with 47 but her efforts went unrewarded as Ireland were all out for 131, chasing the England side's 164. Wicketkeeper Sophie Le Marchand was the home side's leading scorer but she too fell just short of her fifty, with 46 before becoming one of Suzanne Kenealy's three victims.
The development side went on to meet England as part of the seniors' warm-up for their one-day series against South Africa which begins this week, but the match was eventually abandoned.