The Premier Female A and B Grade 50 and 40 over competitions completed the final round over the weekend. With the respective Grand Finals to be played on Sunday 26th March.
Melville 5/260 (cc) def University 84
University were unable to claim a win in the Female A Grade Competition going down to a strong Melville side on Sunday. Winning the toss and batting first Melville compiled 260 from their 50 overs. Western Fury player Matilda Carmichael returned from injury with a solid 66. She was helped by solid contributions from Georgie Ireland (56no), Bec West (51) and Jenny Wallace (45). Gemma Cassidy was the only multiple wicket taker for University finishing with 2-58 from her 10 overs. In reply University were in early trouble at 3-8. Gemma Cassidy tried hard with 27 but received little support. Bec Angwin had excellent figures of 3 for 2 off 1.4 overs to help dismiss University for just 84. Melville did all they could to try and secure a spot in the Grand Final but they needed to rely on Subiaco Floreat defeating Midland Guildford which didn’t eventuate.
Subiaco Floreat 63 def by Midland Guildford
Midland Guildford completed a sound victory over the Lions at Lilac Hill to secure a spot in the 50 Over Grand Final and keep their hopes of back to back victories alive. Teenage maestro Sheldyn Cooper did the damage early for the Swans as she dismissed three Western Fury players on her way to 4-12. Caitlin Cooper was also outstanding with the ball as she ripped through the Subiaco Floreat middle order finishing excellent figures of 5-12. Midland Guildford were polished in the field as they dismissed the Lions for just 63 in a must win game. In reply the Swans made the runs without losing a wicket with Taneale Peschel finishing 29 not out. The victory will see a re-match of the T20 Grand Final with the Swans taking on South Perth at Richardson Park on Sunday.
South Perth – Bye
A Grade Grand Final Sunday 26th March
South Perth v Midland Guildford @ Richardson Park 2
University 50 def by Melville 0/53
Melville ended the regular season with a massive victory over University that sets them up well for the Grand Final this weekend. Winning the toss and deciding to bowl first the decision paid off for Melville. Nat Senkeldam was excellent with the ball taking 3-4 off just 2 overs. She was helped by Caroline Brough who took 2-6 as University were bowled out for just 50. Melville didn’t have a problem chasing the runs down in just the 8th over with Gorgia Platten finishing 32 not out. The win sees Melville take on Midland Guildford in the Grand Final at Lilac Hill on Sunday.
Midland Guildford 8/114 def Subiaco Floreat 113
It went down to the wire at Lilac Hill with Midland Guildford just securing victory on the last ball of the day. Batting first Midland Guildford made 113 from their 40 overs with Annie Gevers top scoring with 26, she was helped by a good contribution from Kayla Van Spall (20). The Subiaco Floreat bowlers shared the wickets around with three players taking 2 wickets each. In reply opener Lizzy Alderson battled hard for 34 and Sam Quadrio made a solid 25. The game went down to the final ball with Subiaco Floreat needing three to win with only one wicket in hand. It was a great run out from captain Rhi Vinkovich which saw the Lions finish agonizingly short of victory.
South Perth – Bye
B Grade Grand Final Sunday 26th March
Midland Guildford v Melville @ Lilac Hill 2