WA Female Premier Cricket Review - Sunday 20th October 2019
Female Premier Cricket continued this weekend with the A Grade, B Grade and Youth League competitions all moving into Round 3.
A Grade T20 – Round 3
Melville 6/142 def Midland-Guildford 9/118
Melville’s Amy Edgar came out firing at Lilac Hill on Sunday whacking 59 runs off 38 balls. Perth Scorchers recruit Natalie Sciver debut in the Female Premier Cricket Competition for Melville making 29 runs. Kath Hempenstall made it difficult for the other Melville batters taking 3/17. Midland-Guildford captain, Chloe Piparo, top scored for her team with 53 runs, however Melville’s bowling attack left fellow teammates struggling for runs. Sciver took 3/23, as well as Melissa Bownes and Edgar both taking 2/20.
South Perth 7/96 def by Subiaco Floreat 3/97
Subiaco Floreat won the toss sending South Perth into bat. Heather Graham and Samantha Betts both took 2 wickets early in the innings putting South Perth’s batting line up under pressure. Captain Piepa Clearly top scored with 31 runs followed by Georgia Redmayne on 19. In response, Graham opened confidently for Subiaco Floreat with 49 runs alongside Megan Banting (22), together making a 62-run partnership, which carried the team to a win in the 18th over.
B Grade T20 – Round 3
Melville 9/89 def by Subiaco Floreat 7/90
Winning the toss, Melville elected to bat first but was confronted with a strong team bowling effort from the Lions. The pressure resulted in many wickets falling with Samantha Quadrio and Olivia Purnell both taking 2 wickets. Subiaco Floreat was left to chase down 89 runs, securing the win in the 18th over with Kathryn Handicott (25) and Ayla Meintjes (34) top scoring for the side.
South Perth 4/124 def Midland-Guildford 9/64
South Perth demonstrated great team work and strong individual performances as the side claimed a win over the Swans. Olivia Robinson top scored with 35no off 36 balls followed closely by Sinead Kirsten on 26. Midland-Guildford were left to chase 124-runs, however South Perth’s Samn Gibbs-Jones protected the side taking 4/9 in 3 overs and restricting the Swans to just 64 runs with all players out.
Rockingham-Mandurah 10/98 def by Perth 2/101
Rockingham-Mandurah won the toss electing to bat first, however the innings finished early in the 16th over after some impressive bowling from Perth. Louisa Hogarth top scored for the side with 26 off 25 balls, but the side cracked under pressure facing the likes of Harriet Collins who took 3/15. Fiona Williams made her first half-century in the Female Premier Cricket Competition with 55 of 62 balls including eight 4s, which played an important role in chasing down Perth’s 98 runs in the 18th over.
Youth League T20 – Round 3
South Perth 2/101 def by Midland-Guildford 6/103
An extremely close match saw the results go down to the last ball at Lilac Hill where South Perth took on the Swans. Poppy Stockwell returned the side top scoring with 39 and opening with a strong 57-run partnership alongside Loren Russo (21). Sophie Brown took both wickets for Midland-Guildford as well as 2 maiden overs. Some early wickets taken by South Perth’s Taylah Woodward (2/15) challenged the side, but a team effort saw Midland-Guildford claim the win with just 1 ball to spare.
Melville 3/169 def Subiaco Floreat 2/77
Rebecca McGrath had an outstanding performance with the bat making 68no off 53 balls. Alongside Samantha Pope, the pair made an 87-run partnership leading the side to a very comfortable 169 runs. The Subiaco Floreat players worked together to chase down the steep score but were unsuccessful due to some economical bowling.
Wanneroo 5/107 def Rockingham-Mandurah 1/108
Wanneroo won the toss sending Rockingham-Mandurah into bat. The side saw an early wicket fall sending Saffron Mollett (37) into bat alongside Ruby Clarke (30) and together the pair made a partnership of 76-runs. The wickets, however, continued to fall with the team’s innings ending on 5/107. Wanneroo’s opening batters came out firing with Tene Crafford just falling short of a half century on 49 and Shayna Jesani (33) leading the team to a victory in the 15th over.