The WA Premier Cricket Season continued in earnest on Sunday 4th November, as the Youth League Competition played its first round of the 2018-19 Competition. It was a triple header for many Clubs, with A Grade & B Grade also having T20 Rounds.
University 9/71 def by Subiaco Floreat 3/75
Subiaco Floreat recorded a strong win over University at Floreat Park yesterday. University wo the toss and elected to bat first, but could only muster 9/71 off their 20 overs as Beth Wimbush (15) and Piepa Cleary (11) being the only two to make meaningful contributions. Heather Graham continued her fine form taking 3/15 from her 4 overs. Megan Banting controlled the run chase, smacking 55 not out from only 41 balls as Subiaco Floreat won with 7 wickets and 47 balls to spare.
South Perth 2/94 def by Melville 4/95
South Perth recorded 2/94 off their 20 overs batting first, led by Mel Cameron (47no) and Emma Meuleman (27) adding 83 for the first wicket. Ashlee King led Melville's bowling attack, snaring 2/15 off 4 overs. In reply, Melville lost Amy Edgar (11) early, but Mathilda Carmichael (45), Rebecca West (13) and Niamh Walsh (13no) steadied the ship, and took Melville home with 6 wickets and 28 balls to spare. Kate Cross led the South Perth bowling attached with 1/12 from her 4 overs.
Melville 6/137 def South Perth 5/72
Melville pulled off a strong victory against South Perth in the B Grade encounter. Batting first, Melville racked up 6/137 from their 20 overs thaks to contributions from Jess Row (29), Gabby Simmonds (21) and Natasha Wylie (28no). The South Perth chase unfortunately never got going, as disciplined bowling from the Melville attack held the run rate at bay. Captain Danni Dewsbury top scored with 17no, however it wasn't enough as South Perth finished 65 runs short, with Charlotte King taking a tidy 2/6 from her 4 overs.
University 70 All Out def by Subiaco Floreat 2/72
University won the toss and elected to bat first at Floreat Park, and were led by Sinead Kirtsen (18) and Sonia Yadav (16) in making 70 off 18 overs. Subiaco Floreat Captain Emily Johnston (2/8) led from the front with the ball, with able assistance from Brooke Hongell (2/12) and Kellie McGhee (2/1). The Subiaco Floreat chase started briskly, as Samantha Quadrio (30no) took the game away University, and leading Subiaco Floreat to a 8 wicket win.
Midland Guildford 0/166 def Rockingham Mandurah 5/82
Midland Guildford recorded a massive win over Rockingham Mandurah thanks to a huge opening partnership between Georgie Ireland and Annelies Gevers. Batting first, Midland Guildford scored an impressive 0/166 of their 20 overs, as Gevers (57no) and Ireland (73no) carried their bats for the entire innings. Louisa Hogarth was extremely economical with the ball in a high scoring innings, taking 0/9 off her 4 overs. Mel Saunders led the daunting chase for Rockingham Mandurah, top scoring with 49 from just 54 balls. However, it wasn't to be enough as Rockingham Mandurah could only must 5/82 from their 20 overs, leaving Midland Guildford with a strong victory.
Melville 4/112 def South Perth 2/116
South Perth won an entertaining Youth League fixture at Tompkins Park against Melville. Melville won the toss and elected to bat first, making 4/122 from their allotted overs, as Chloe Ainsworth (28), Indiana Squiers (22) and Rebecca McGrath (23no) all made solid contributions. South Perth opening bowler Zoe Britcliffe led from the front taking 2/20 from her 4 overs. In reply, Britcliffe again took charge, scoring a brisk 39 from 20 balls to setup the chase for South Perth. Poppy Stockwell continued Britcliffe's good work with 37no, and in effect leading South Perth home with 8 wickets and 20 balls to spare.
Midland Guildford 6/110 def by Rockingham Mandurah 2/111
Strong performances from Rockingham Mandurah opening bowlers Holly Pearce (2/7) and Sonia Yadav (2/11) put Midland Guildford on the backfoot early, as they fell to 3/9. However a strong partnership by Sophie D'Addario (19) and Emma Davidson (67) helped Midland Guildford build a strong total of 6/110. After losing an early wicket, Saffron Mollett (35) and Louisa Hogarth (25no) added nearly 100 together, and help Rockingham Mandurah get home on the last ball with 8 wickets in hand.
Subiaco Floreat 1/139 def Wanneroo 3/41
Subiaco Floreat racked up the hugely impressive total of 1/139 off their 20 overs thanks to solid contributions from Jacqueline Naidoo (24), Samantha Qaudrio (48no) and Mille Monaghan (39no). The Wanneroo reply unfortunately got off to a tough start as 3 early wickets fell, with Charlotte Cooke and Naidoo both grabbing a wicket each. Ella Stewart top scored for Wanneroo with 14no, however they were unable to chase Subiaco Floreat's total and fell 98 runs short.