Melville 206 def Midland Guildford 8/145
Melville have finished the 10th Round of the Female Premier One Day Competition in red hot form leading into the grand final next weekend. Midland Guildford a side that lead most of the season will look to bounce back strongly tin order get their hands on the A Grade One Day flag. Both teams would have taken some key learnings away from Sunday's game at Lilac Hill which will make for an interesting Grand Final clash between the two sides next Sunday at Burrendah Reserve. Melville won the toss and elected to bat first Rebecca West (32) was impressive early followed by Mathilda Carmichael (41) and Meg Thompson (45) provided a partnership which helped them to a very healthy 206 from 48 overs. Midland Guildford had multiple wicket-takers as Sarah Spargo claiming the tidiest figures of 2 for 33 off 10 overs. In response Midland Guildford lost early wickets due to Amy King early on. Kate Shallard (34) and Taneale Peschel (22) provided a cameo partnership however we're unable to go on to form a match winning contribution. Morgan Aquino (27) contributed down the order however Melville restricted Midland Guildford to 145 from their 50 overs. Melville's bowling was very strong as Mathilda Carmichael claimed very impressive figures of 3 for 14 off just 6 overs.
University 6/173 def South Perth 9/172
South Perth unfortunately bowed out of the premiership race with a heart breaking loss to University on Sunday. In a match that had a Grand Final place on the line University had plans to end their season on a winning note. South Perth won the toss and elected to bat first however suffered a dismal start to their innings as they lost opener Chloe Wain in the second delivery of the game followed shortly by in form middle order batswoman Melissa Cameron found herself walking back lbw by Nicole Ayres for just 10. Captain Piepa Cleary (59) showcased her skills with a gritty performance alongside Zoe Britcliffe (33) also providing a crucial contribution to mount a defendable total. Cassie Stephens was again damaging with the ball as she claimed 3 wickets for 21 off her 10 overs. At the end of South Perth's 50 overs they finished with a competitive 172 for the loss of 9 wickets. In response University started off in the best of ways as Emily Smith (34) and Sarah Bryce (43) combined well to see off the strong South Perth bowling attack early on in the innings. This allowed Nicole Ayres (29) to accelerate and leave University well placed to reach the target. South Perth fort hard to claim some quick middle order wickets to keep them in the game as University looked shaky. With balls running out the game went in to the second last over where Gemma Cassidy (14) and Renee Deleeuw (8) saw their side home to finish their season off on a high note and ending South Perth's A Grade season early.
Rockingham Mandurah 80 def by Subiaco Floreat 115
Subiaco-Floreat have finished their B Grade season off with a win over Rockingham Mandurah away from home. Subiaco-Floreat who were sent in by the home side posting 115 from 31 overs. Captain Lucy Curtin (64 from 59 balls) hit the boundary 11 times in her fine knock. Rockingham Mandurah's Suman Yadav was the best of the bowlers with 3 for 16 off her 5. In response Subiaco-Floreat took wickets very early to stun the opposition. Suman Yadav (44 not out) this time displayed her batting ability as she posted the top score for her teams innings. However Subiaco-Floreat continued to take regular wickets and restricted the Rockingham-Mandurah to 80 in the 39th over. Young talents Jacquealine Naidoo and Sam Quadrio each claimed 3 wickets.
Midland Guildford 5/143 def Melville 141
Midland-Guildford enjoyed a crucial win against rivals Melville on Sunday. The two teams have been are sitting equally on 36 points each on the B Grade table with the Subiaco-Floreat trailing by ... points. In the lead up to the Grand Final next weekend the two teams would have been eager to perform well. Midland Guildford won the toss and elected to bat first Annelies Gevers (62) was in very fine form alongside opening partner Rhiannon Vinkovich (32). Midland Guildford concluded their innings on 143 with the loss of 5 wickets. Caroline Shepherd was in fine form claiming 3 wickets for 13 runs off 8 overs. In response Midland Guildford started positively with the ball claiming wicket early on. Lauren Shaw (47) provided her side with a fighting chance, she was also assisted by Charlotte King (25). However unfortunately for Melville the total was just out of reach as they were dismissed in the 38th over. They will meet again in the Grand Final next weekend at Burrendah Reserve.
South Perth defeated University