The Female Premier Cricket Season got underway in fine and sunny conditions on Sunday 7th October, as a number of Clubs battled it out in T20 matches.
University 3/96 def by Melville 2/97
University won the toss and elected to bat first, adding 76 for the first wicket, as boom recruit Piepa Cleary (37) got off on the right foot. Some tight Melville bowling restricted the run rate and kept University to 3/96 off their 20 overs, as Amy Edgar finished with the tidy figures of 1/13 off 4 overs. Edgar proceeded to lead the chase for Melville, anchoring the innings with 42no and received help from Rebecca West (25) to lead Melville to a comfortable 8 wicket win.
Midland Guildford 5/70 def Subiaco Floreat 8/69
Subiaco Floreat batted first at Lilac Hill, and apart from Megan Banting (37), the Subiaco Floreat batters struggled against the spinners of Midland Guildford, as Bhavi Devchand (3/4) and Beth Dawson (1/6) put the skids on the run rate. Subiaco Floreat were restricted to 8/69, however they snared the key wicket of Chloe Piparo early in the Midland Guildford chase, but Devchand (29) did enough to steer Midland Guildford home, despite the best efforts of Heather Graham (2/6 off 4 overs).
University 64 All Out def by Melville 0/65
Melville recorded a comprehensive victory over University to start the B Grade season at UWA Sports Park. Sinead Kirsten top scored with 24 for University, as Jess Row (2/6) and Charlotte King (2/6) ran through the University top order. In reply it took only 12.2 overs for Melville to achieve the target as Lauren Shaw (33no) and Lauren Thompson (21no) took Melville home.
Subiaco Floreat 3/124 def Midland Guildford 9/91
Subiaco Floreat recorded a strong win over Midland Guildford at Alderbury Reserve. Batting first, Subiaco Floreat made 3/124 as Emily Johnston (36) and Shannon Alderdice (52) had a huge opening partnership to set the match up. Amanda Ballucci fought back for Midland Guildford however, taking 3/22 off her 4 overs. The Midland Guildford chase could never really get going in reply, with only Annelies Gevers (28) and Sue Gray (24) getting to double figures, as a Sophie Fletcher (3/11) inspired Subiaco Floreat kept Midland Guildford to 9/91.
Rockingham Mandurah 6/59 def by South Perth 6/113
South Perth took the chocolates at Lark Hill over the weekend by recording a strong win over Rockingham Mandurah. Batting first, South Perth recorded 6/113 off their 20 overs, despite the best efforts Jade Fawcett, who took a impressive 3/12 from her 4 overs. In reply, Kayla Van Spall (25) led the Rockingham Mandurah reply, however didn't receive much support as Rockingham Mandurah fell 54 runs short of the target.