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Garth stars as Ireland crush Scotland

Updated: Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 15:23 | Comments

Kim Garth on her way to outstanding figures of 4 for 8
Kim Garth on her way to outstanding figures of 4 for 8

Kim Garth took four wickets for just eight runs as Ireland Women crushed Scotland in their European T20 international at Rugby.

Pembroke all-rounder Garth, playing in her 50th senior international, proved virtually unplayable as she tore the heart out of the Scottish batting.

The 18-year-old dismissed Annette Drummond and Fi Urquhart in successive deliveries, and with her Sydney Parade bowling partner Louise McCarthy (1-4) removing Rachel Scholes, Scotland were reeling on 3 for 3.

Liz Priddle provided a recovery of sorts with 23 from 34 balls, but wickets for Elena Tice (1-15), Lucy O'Reilly and Isobel Joyce - both of whom claimed 1 for 8 - coupled with two run outs, saw Scotland dismissed for just 52.

Any hopes Scotland had of early wickets were quickly extinguished by Clare Shillington who bounced back from her first ball dismissal yesterday to smash seven boundaries in an unbeaten 31.

The YMCA opener shared stands of 23 with Shauna Kavanagh (7) and Laura Delany (9) as Ireland won in just 7.5 overs with 8 wickets to spare.

The Irish are next back in action on Friday afternoon when they play Scotland yet again.

Meanwhile, no play was possible on the second day of the Newstalk Inter-Provincial Championship clash at Waringstown between Northern Knights and Leinster Lightning.

Heavy overnight rain and further morning showers left the ground unplayable, and the umpires called off proceedings shortly after lunch.

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