Female Premier Cricket continued in glorious weather on Sunday 28th October, as Round 2 of the A Grade & B Grade One Day Competitions took place..
South Perth 130 def by Midland Guildford 3/131
Midland Guildford continued their strong start to the 2018-19 Season, defeating South Perth at Richardson Park. Batting first, South Perth had an early stumble, falling to 3/20, before skipper Mel Cameron (34) and Emily Hessell (32) stabilised the innings with a 63 run partnership. However with the fall of Cameron's wicket, Midland Guildford gained the ascendancy as Taneale Peschel (5/22) and Gemma Evans (2/20) were chief destroyers with the ball, bowling out South Perth for 130. Bhavi Devchand (59no) led the chase for Midland Guildford in reply, with able assistance from Mel Holmes (24) and Peschel (34no) to record a 7 wicket win with 20 overs to spare.
Subiaco Floreat 3/70 def Melville 68
After the Melville Male 1st Grade team racked up 6/336 on Floreat Park on the Saturday, the Melville A Grade team would be hoping that they could do the same against Subiaco Floreat on the Sunday when they elected to bat first. However, an on song Subiaco Floreat bowling line up had other plans, with 6 bowlers taking wickets as Melville were routed for just 68 in 25.2 overs. Amy Edgar (33) was the only batter to reach double figures, while Emma King was chief destroyer with 3/7 from 6 overs. In reply it took just 16.3 overs for Subiaco Floreat to chase down the total set by Melville, as Megan Banting top scored with 55 not out.
South Perth 77 def by Midland Guildford 2/81
Midland Guildford recorded a strong win over South Perth at Richardson Park thanks to a strong bowling effort led by Sue Gray, who took the remarkable figures of 3/1 off 4 overs. South Perth were limited to just 77 in 25 overs as only Lauren Russo (19) was able to score more then 14. In reply is was Gray again leading from the front, smashing 36 not out from only 35 balls as Midland Guildford chased down the South Perth target in only 12 overs.
Subiaco Floreat 143 def Melville 133
Emily Johnston continued her fine start to the 2018-19 season on the weekend, top scoring in a low scoring thriller between Subiaco Floreat and Melville. Subiaco Floreat were kept to 143 batting first, as Johnston shone with 79 from just 84 balls. Alana Jones starred with the ball, taking 4/16, while Lauren Shaw provided able support, taking 3/12. The Melville chase got off to a steady start, with 41 and 34 respectively added for the first two wickets, thanks to Shaw's 46, however a collapse of 4/10 brought Subiaco Floreat right back into the match. Wickets continually fell from there, and Melville eventually fell 10 runs short as Evelyn Brock took a match winning 5/21 from 7 overs.
University 6/256 def Rockingham Mandurah 63
University had a resounding victory over Rockingham Mandurah at UWA Sports Park. Batting first, Rockingham Mandurah compiled the impressive total of 6/256, thanks to 65 from Courtney Holt and 53 not out from Sinead Kirsten. Brooke Gardner impressed on debut with the ball, taking 3/52. Despite 27 from Eleanor Britton, the Rockingham Mandurah chase never really got going and they were bowled out for 63.