On this day, 28th June 1987, Ireland played their first international match. First ODI.
Australia played Ireland and England in 1987, and their tour began with three-match ODI series against Ireland followed by three ODIs and three Tests against England.
Australia opted to bat first. Lindsay Reeler and Denise Emerson added 89 for the first wicket. Reeler got run out at 48 and Belinda Haggett joined Emerson. The latter also got run out after scoring 83. The team made 187/2 in 50 overs.
In return, Ireland managed 77. Mary-Pat Moore top-scored with 21. Grainne Clancy who bowled six overs was absent hurt.
The first eleven to represent Ireland- Grainne Clancy, Sonia Reamsbottom, Anne Murray, Mary-Pat Moore(c), Alice Stanton, Donna Armstrong, Elizabeth Owens, Pamela Trohear, Rachel Hardiman, Miriam Grealey, Susan Bray.
Reeler went past her previous highest score of 73. She went on to score Two tons in her career. She also scored 500 List A runs while batting at 71.
Lyn Larsen picked up 3/19, her best figures in ODI.
Karen Brown picked up 3/16, her then best figures. She went on to pick two four-wicket hauls.