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Ireland beat Netherlands by 84 runs
T20, Rugby, England, 17 August 2014

Five in a row for Ireland

Cecelia Joyce

The morning game saw Ireland overcome The Netherlands by 84 runs in another one-sided affair. Clare Shillington's undefeated 72 from 59 balls (6 fours) provided the basis of their total of 143 for 4.

Shillington, Ireland's most capped player, shared a second wicket stand of 94 with YMCA colleague Gaby Lewis (38).

In reply The Netherlands could only muster 59, with Elena Tice (3-5), and Louise McCarthy the best with the ball in another emphatic all-round display.

The tournament win which was made certain yesterday, meant that Irish cricket had completed a clean sweep of European competitions this season, winning all four in which they participated.

In a further boost for the Irish camp, Cecelia Joyce was presented with the Most Valuable Player of the Tournament award.

The Irish Women are back in action next month when they play South Africa in a three-match T20 series.