The Female Premier Cricket Competition continued on Sunday 20th January as the last Rounds of the A & B Grade T20 Competitions were played...
Melville 2/87 def Midland Guildford 10/86
Midland Guildford won the toss electing to bat on what was an extremely hot day in Perth. Midland Guildford’s momentum never quite took off and the side seemed to be struggling for runs. Melville was bowling beautifully with 9 wickets taken and 1 run out, managing to get out all players with 1 ball to spare. Melissa Bownes took 4 wickets giving up only 9 runs. Melville set themselves up for a very good chance at taking the win. Mathilda Carmichael had an outstanding performance with the bat making 62no and leading the side to a win in just 12.5 overs.
University 6/92 def South Perth 6/80
Richardson Park saw a competitive match between University and South Perth. University batted first getting off to a relatively slow start, however Cassie Stephens (26no) and Regina Deleeuw (23) kept the runs flowing bringing the teams total to 92 using the full 20 overs. Silver Siegers bowled well for South Perth taking 3 wickets in 3 overs alongside Melissa Cameron also taking 2 wickets. Cameron opened South Perth’s batting innings with 18 runs, with 4th batsmen’s Emily Hessell top scoring on 25. It was a close finish with South Perth only able to make 80 runs in their 20 overs, therefore falling 12 runs short of University. Sinead Kirsten bowled particularly well for University, taking 3 wickets in 3 overs, giving up only 11 runs.
Subiaco Floreat 6/107 def Rockingham Mandurah 24 All Out
Emily Johnston was in excellent batting form for Subiaco Floreat setting the bar high with 45 runs in the 1st innings of the match. Kathryn Handicott also assisted to the 107-total score making 23 runs before getting run out. Rockingham Mandurah’s Zoe Ryniker and Kayla Van Spall took 2 wickets in their 4 overs bowled. Rockingham Mandurah seemed to have struggled in the heat making a team total of 24 runs and no players reaching double digits. The wickets were shared between Subiaco Floreat’s bowlers with Lucy Curtin being the standout producing 2 wickets and 2 maiden overs with no runs made against her.
University 2/124 def South Perth 4/99
Sinead Kirsten and Hannah Biddulph opened beautifully with a partnership of 57 before Biddulph was bowled out. Kirsten made 47 runs with Clare Bandy stepping up to the plate and making 37no. These scores set the team up very well reaching an overall total of 124. South Perth rotated through 9 bowlers with Tyler Jones and Monica Rallabhandi taking a wicket each. South Perth were on track to match University’s score with Lauren Russo (33) and Rallabhandi (28) opening with a 56-run partnership. However, University was bowling well taking 4 wickets and only giving up 9 extra runs.
Melville 5/94 def Midland Guildford 5/86
Strong batting performances from Melville proved a challenge for Midland Guildford’s bowlers. Consistent runs were being made with Gabrielle Simmonds setting the pace at 23no. Midland Guildford persisted taking 4 wickets and a run out, whilst also only giving away 8 extras. Midland Guildford went into bat in peak heat in Perth on Sunday, and the team saw some good efforts from Rhiannon Vinkovich and Annelies Gevers both making 19 runs. However, Midland Guildford didn’t quite make enough runs to steal the win falling 9 runs short.