Female Premier Cricket continued on Sunday 10th February, as the A & B Grade One Day Competitions moved into Round 6.
Subiaco Floreat 7/174 def Midland Guilford 9/173
Floreat Park saw a close match take place between Subiaco Floreat and Midland Guildford, 2nd and 3rd place teams on the ladder. Midland Guildford produced some solid scores from the likes of Chloe Piparo (57), Kathleen Hempenstall (41) and Taneale Peschel (28) setting the side up well to defend 173 runs. However, Megan Banting brought her A-Game Sunday knocking a massive 109 runs including ten 4’s and three 6’s. Midland Guildford continued to bowl well despite Banting’s runs with Bhavisha Devchand taking 5/31 wickets and Hempenstall taking 2/37. It wasn’t quite enough to slow down Subiaco Floreat with the side stealing the win in the 44th over.
University 9/107 def by Melville 0/108
Melville proved why they hold the first-place ranking at James Oval on Sunday after their win against University. University batted first and battled through Melville’s bowling where Niamh Walsh took 2/2 wickets, back up by Melissa Bownes (2/7) and Rebecca West (2/26). Cassie Stephens top scored with 16 runs but it couldn’t hold up against Melville’s opening batters Rebecca West making 31 runs off 22 balls and Mathilda Carmichael making 61 runs off only 32 balls. Together they made a partnership and total team score of 108 runs, claiming a very early win in the 9th over.
Rockingham Mandurah 8/115 def by South Perth 4/247
South Perth won the toss at Lark Hill on Sunday electing to bat first which proved a good decision. Molly Healy had another commendable performance making her 2nd century for the season with 105 runs not out. Rockingham Mandurah had 3 players contributing to 3 wickets however South Perth’s batters all managed to make double figures with a team total of 4/247. Ashley Heazlewood top scored with 28 for Rockingham Mandurah before Healy took her wicket. Olivia Robinson bowled exceptionally well taking 3/10 wickets in just 2 overs, in conjunction with Sarah Patman also taking 3/18 wickets, South Perth kept the side to just 115 runs and easily defended their innings.
Subiaco Floreat 7/130 def Midland Guildford 66 All Out
Subiaco Floreat lost the toss and was sent into bat first, it was a concerning start with 2 early wickets which then saw captain Emily Johnston rise to the occasion top scoring with 67 off 90 balls. 6th batter Ayla Meintjes and Johnston made a 100-run partnership to see out the 40 over innings. Midland Guildford’s Sue Gray took 3/10 wickets with Hannah Merritt also taking 2/20. Subiaco Floreat looked confident going into their fielding innings and they certainly performed well getting out all players in the 27th over for 66 runs. Rhiannon Vinkovich top scored with 22 but it was Sophie Fletcher’s 4/10 wickets which was the stand performance of the innings.