WA Female Premier Cricket Review - Sunday 13th October 2019
Female Premier Cricket continued this weekend with the A Grade, B Grade and Youth League competitions all moving into Round 2.
A Grade T20 – Round 2
South Perth 3/141 def Melville 10/96
South Perth won the toss electing to bat first. Georgia Redmayne put on a superb batting performance for South Perth with 86no off 70 balls. New Scorchers recruit, Ashley Day, supported Redmayne with 38 runs. Amy Edgar opened confidently for Melville with 36 runs however, a strong team effort from South Perth ended Melville’s innings in the 15th over with Chloe Wain taking 3/8 in 2 overs.
Subiaco Floreat 2/134 def Midland-Guildford 8/133
A close match was held between Subiaco Floreat and Midland Guildford at Alderbury Reserve, with captain Chloe Piparo leading the way for Midland-Guildford with a top score of 41 runs. Nicole Bolton’s 4/19 for Subiaco Floreat made it difficult for the Swans to gather anymore momentum. Not only did Bolton have an outstanding innings with the ball, she was also the top scorer of the match with 73no off 50 balls. An opening partnership between Bolton and Megan Banting (45) carried the team to a win in the 19th over.
B Grade T20 – Round 2
Rockingham-Mandurah 3/91 def by Melville 3/158
Rockingham Mandurah won the toss sending Melville into bat. Young gun, Lauren Thompson, had an outstanding performance with the bat making 79no. Supported well by Jessica Row (30) and Captain, Natasha Wylie (22), Melville closed the innings with 3/158. Rockingham-Mandurah had a big chase ahead of them, however couldn’t quite gather the runs needed. Kayla Van Spall again top scored for the team, contributing 29 to the team total of 91.
Subiaco Floreat 4/97 def Midland-Guildford 5/95
Another close contest was witnessed in the Lions and Swans triple-header in B Grade. Kathryn Handicott (30) and Lizzy Alderson (21) sustained a partnership of 55 runs, offering a solid contribution to the overall score of 97. Midland-Guildford went into bat chasing a reachable score with Lauren Blizard (37) and Caitlin Venning (20) looking in form. It was Subiaco Floreat’s, Olivia Purnell’s, performance with the ball that sealed the deal taking 3/7 in 2 overs and a catch, restricting Midland-Guildford’s score to 95.
South Perth 6/161 def Perth 10/49
Winning the toss, South Perth set out to put a strong total of 161 on the board courtesy of a brilliant knock of 70 off 46 balls by Sinead Kirsten. South Perth completely outclassed the Perth batting line up, which had no answers to some superb bowling by Sin Yee Ho (4/6) and Sarah Patman (3/7), as Perth were rolled for 49.
Youth League T20 – Round 2
Melville 2/204 def Rockingham-Mandurah 9/52
Lauren Thompson was unstoppable for Melville on the weekend with another admirable batting performance of 85no in Youth League. Together with Chloe Ainsworth (77), the pair made an impressive 167-run partnership leading the team to a total of 2/204. Rockingham-Mandurah were faced with a steep challenge as they faced Ainsworth (2/5) and Georgia Blackbeard (3/6), both having commendable performances with the ball. A team effort from Melville saw the Mariners dismissed for 52 in the 15th over.
Subiaco Floreat 9/70 def by Midland-Guildford 6/71
Midland Guildford had a convincing win in the first of the back to back matches against Subiaco Floreat across the 3 grades. Charis Bekker top scored for Subiaco Floreat with 24no, but the pressure from Midland-Guildford bowling left the other players struggling to find the runs, with the team finishing on 9/70. Midland-Guildford chased down the total in the 13th over with Elle White top scoring on 26. Subiaco Floreat shared the bowling load with 6 bowlers taking a wicket each, however it wasn’t enough to claim the win.
Wanneroo 10/89 def South Perth 7/79
South Perth won the toss putting Wanneroo into bat first. Captain, Shayna Jesani led from the front, top scoring with 29. Batting proved difficult for rest of the team with strong performances from South Perth’s Olivia Hughes and Lauren Russo taking 3/5 and 2/9 respectively. Despite Taylah Woodward persisting with 32 runs, Wanneroo proved too strong restricting South Perth to just 79 runs in 20 overs.