Today we take a look at the award winners from Sprint Coatings Women's Division 3, and again a theme which continues on from Division 4 is that the opposing cup finalists have produced one award winner each!
The Sprint Coatings Division 3 Sharp Cup - for the leading batting average - was taken home by Railway Union’s Ciara O’Brien. Her propensity to remain unbeaten at the end of her team’s innings helped her to an average of 157; she scored 314 in the season.
Consistency was the key for O’Brien. She passed the half-century mark three times making 53* against Merrion 2nd XI, and 66* and 57* against Pembroke 2nd XI – the second score in the Minor Cup Final which Pembroke narrowly won.
Rush all-rounder Ellie McGee had a successful year with the bat, making 385 runs in the season but at a lower average of 77. Pembroke’s Eimear Mullen was in third place, scoring 260 at an average of 65.
Pembroke’s Lainey Martin had a breakthrough season with the ball and takes home the Sprint Coatings Division 3 bowling award, taking 19 wickets at 7.42. Martin took three wickets on five occasions, her best figures coming against The Hills 2 when she had a return of 5-1-8-3.
Her most important performance, though, came in the Minor Cup Final against Railway Union when she bowled five overs and took three wickets for 34.
Rush’s Ellie McGee was agonisingly close to another award, again coming second. She took 12 wickets at 7.75, with Merrion’s Victoria Hayes enjoying her best season yet, also taking 12 wickets, but at a more expensive 18.58.