The 2017/18 WA Premier Female A and B Grade 50 and 40 over competitions has begun over the weekend.
Female A Grade 50 Overs
Midland Guildford CC 6/252 def University CC 10/172 - Lilac Hill
Midland-Guildford CC have begun their A Grade season very well, defeating University CC by 80 runs at Lilac Hill. University won the toss and elected to bowl first which proved costly as Midland-Guildford piled on a strong total of 252 runs from their 50 overs. It was an excellent performance by Midland-Guildford's top five batters all posting at least 20 runs or more. Alisha Kozma was the stand out (77) alongside Kate Shallard (34) and Melissa Holmes (42). Regina Deleeuw was the pick of University’s bowling taking 3 for 33 off 8.5 overs. In response University fought gallantly but in the end weight of runs proved to be the difference. Captain Cassie Stephens stood up (44) with help from Emily Smith (36) and Nicole Ayres (28) Caitlin Couch 2/32 off 10 overs and Amanda Ballucci 2/18 off 7 overs were the pick of Universities Bowlers.
South Perth CC 2/287 def Subiaco Floreat CC 10/116 - Richardson Park
South Perth CC have started their season off strongly with a comprehensive win over Subiaco Floreat CC at Richardson Park. The home side won the toss and elected to bat. Two standout out performances were from captain Melissa Cameron (107) and Chloe Wain (121n.o). Lauren Mainwaring also compiled a handy 36 that put them into a very strong position going into the change of innings. A tough day for the Subiaco-Floreat bowlers, Sam Quadrio toiled hard with a respectable 1 for 34 off 10 overs. Such a total would prove to be too much for Subiaco-Floreat who were all out for 116. A notable mention goes to Lizzy Alderson (48). Cameron further added to her fine form with the bat with 3/3 off 5.3 overs and Sarah Patman also took 3/15 off 3 overs. In the end, it was a comprehensive victory for South Perth.
Melville Vs BYE
B Grade 40 Overs
Rockingham-Mandurah CC 10/40 def by Melville CC 6/283 Lark Hill
Melville's Female B Grade team has delivered a massive win in their first round against Rockingham-Mandurah CC. Having won the toss Melville made an excellent total of 283 with the loss of 6 wickets. Gorgia Platten the pick of the Melville batters (83) at almost a run a ball. Gorgia was assisted nicely with Melissa Bownes (37) Rebecca Angwin (36) and Georgie Middleton (28). Eleanor Britton was the only multiple wicket taker with 4/23 off 5. Unfortunately for Rockingham-Mandurah, Melville's bowling was just too strong as they were all out for 40. Natasha Wylie 3/9 off 4 was the biggest contributor for Melville.
South Perth CC 10/52 def by Subiaco Floreat CC 2/54 Richardson Park
Subiaco-Floreat's has started their season strongly with a win away from home at Richardson Park. South Perth won the toss and elected to bat but this decision proved costly to the home side as they were all out for 52. Olivia Bunter was the leading wicket taker with 3/7 off 4. Although losing two wickets Subiaco- Floreat didn't have too many worries chasing down the target in 16.3 overs.
University CC vs Midland Guildford Lilac Hill
Match forfeited by University