Isobel Joyce, News Editor of the Cricket Leinster website site, is too modest to report on the match itself but the facts speak for themselves. A career best bowling performance resulted in the amazing figures of seven wickets for nine runs in 10 overs as Northumberland were bundled out for 98. Just to complete the day, Isobel then went on to score 51 not out.
Ireland Women have started with two wins in the County Championship. On Saturday they defeated Cumbria by 51 runs in a rain shortened game. The defeat of Northumberland by nine wickets makes it a very bright start to the competition.
There have been other good performances across the two games with Ciara Metcalfe [3/17 and 2/14] bowling well in both matches and good runs from Rebecca Rolfe [25* and 46].
Ireland are next in action when they take on Worcestershire on June 11, followed by Shropshire the day.