Ireland Beat Bulgaria Comfortably in Four Innings
Tournament hosts Bulgaria rushed into a 4-0 lead at the top of 1 as they sought their first victory of the tournament. Team Ireland, which had 8 changes from the team beaten by Great Britain earlier in the day, responded emphatically taking a 5-4 lead at the end of 1. Though Bulgaria did draw level at the top of 2, Ireland offensive power showed through and the team scored another 5 to break free.
Ireland shut out Bulgaria in top of 3 and 4 whilst adding a further 11 runs. Ireland are now finished for the day on a 1-1 record and will face Team Germany at 0700 Irish Time tomorrow.
Ireland 2 – 23 Great Britain
Ireland 21 – 5 Bulgaria
Norma McIntyre 2/2 1.000
Matt Steerman 3/4 0.750
Ruth Lillis 3/4 0.750