Arlene Kelly won her first Player of the Month award after her efforts helped Ireland blitz the Netherlands 3-0 in Amstelveen.

With ten wickets across her three T20I matches at a phenomenal average of 4.30, Kelly was a constant menace to a competitive Dutch lineup.

Among a number of performance highlights, Kelly’s standout spell came in the first duel, where her sharp and accurate deliveries produced career-best figures of 5-12 as the tourists won by ten wickets.

The pacer then followed up this performance with more wickets, taking three for 11 runs in the second match, and two for 20 in the final outing.

Kelly said, “I’m honoured to win the award for the month of August and grateful for the opportunities that cricket has provided.

“The series win in the Netherlands was memorable, and being able to contribute with the ball made it that little bit more special.”

The Ireland seamer overcame Malaysia’s all-rounder Ainna Hamizah Hashim and Netherlands’ opening batter Iris Zwilling to claim the Women’s Player of the Month prize.