Despite the gloomy and wet weather around Perth during the week, all matches of Female premier Cricket manged to get on for Round 5 of A, B and Youth League.
A Grade T20 – Round 5
Melville 94 All Out def by South Perth 4/100
South Perth continued their strong run of recent form, accounting for Melville at Tompkins Park in a low scoring affair. Batting first, Melville could only muster 94 as Meg Thompson's 36no was the only score above 13, while Molly Healy and Sonia Yadav were cheif destroyers snaring 3 wickets each. Despite the early wicket of Delaney without scoring in the chase, South Perth were able to reach the target with 10 balls and 6 wickets in hand thanks to another unbeaten fifty from Ashley Day (55no).
Subiaco Florat 5/133 def Midland Guildford 62 All Out
Subiaco Floreat recorded a big win against Midland Guldford at Lilac Hill. Batting first, Subi-Floreat recorded 5/133 as a number of batters made solid contributions. Emma Davidson was the pick of the bowlers for Midland Guildford, taking 2/28 off her 4 overs. The Midland Guildford side would have been hopeful of chasing the total down at home, but the Subi-Floreat team ran rampant with the ball, reducing Midland Guildford to 8/28 very quickly, before Gemma Evans and Hannah Merritt added 33 for the 9th wicket. However it was to be nowhere near enough, and Midland Guildford were bowled out for 62, with Jess Emery chief destroyer taking 3 wickets.
B Grade T20 – Round 5
Midland Guildford 77 All Out def by Melville 2/78
Melville easily accounted for Midland Guildford in the B Grade T20 this weekend out at Tompkins Park. Midland Guildford chose to bat first, and made an impressive start, adding 38 for the first wicket. However, that was unfortunately as good as it got, quickly losing 5 for 4, and 6 for 11 to slump to be all out for 77 as Lauren Shaw struck efficiently and effectively with 4/4 from 4 overs. Lauren Thompson made sure the game was over quickly from a Melville point of view, striking 32no, as Melville cantered home with 8 wickets and 41 balls to spare.
South Perth 5/143 def Rockingham Mandurah 9/57
Lara Maritz continued her good start to the season for South Perth, scoring 53 off just 44 balls as South Perth racked up the impressive 5/143 off their 20 overs. Suman Yadav, playing against her sister for the first time, was the pick of the bowlers for Rockingham Mandurah, taking 2/26 off 4 overs. In reply, Rockingham Mandurah slipped early to 2/6 and never really removed despite the best efforts of captain Kayla Van Spall with 24. In the end it was a large victory for South Perth as Hannah Felton recorded the excellent figures of 3/2 from 3 overs!
Subiaco Floreat 2/161 def Perth 9/72
Captain and Wicket Keeper Lizzy Alderson was the star of the Subiaco Floreat innings, scoring a rapid 61no from 45 deliveries as Subiaco Floreat racked up 2/161 off their allocated 20 overs. Charis Bekker supported well with 37no, while Lucy Bastin was the only wicket taker, recording the impressive figures of 2/11 off 3 overs. The openers at the top of the order started well in reply for Perth, with Williams (35no) and Collins (20) adding 30 for the first wicket, but from their the Subi-Floreat bowlers took control, and heaped the pressure on the Perth batters. Kellie McGhie was exceptional with 3/4 from her 2 overs, as Subi-Floreat ran out massive 89 run winners.
Youth League T20 – Round 5
Melville 3/164 def Midland Guildford 4/81
Samantha Pope's 40 ball 60 inspired Melville to the huge total of 3/164 in the first of the Youth League T20's for Round 5. Captain Rebecca McGrath also made 44, while for Midland Guildford it was Sophie Brown who was best with the ball, taking 1/34 from her 4 overs. It was always going to be hard for Midland Guildford in the chase, and young Ines McKeon stood up making a run a ball 28, however she could not get support elsewhere, and Midland Guildford finished 4/81, 83 runs behind Melville.
South Perth 62 def Rockingham Mandurah 60
It was a low scoring thriller at Richardson Park as South Perth escaped 2 run winners over Rockingham Mandurah. South Perth were bowled out for 62 having won the toss and electing to bat, as Charlotte Saxton (16) was the only player to make double figures. Saffron Mollet had and absolute day out with the ball, snaring 5/4 from just 3.2 overs, while Chelsie Helsewood took 2/8 as well. Unfortunately for Rockingham Mandurah regular wickets hampered their chase and despite 14 from Sienna Styles and 11 from Mollett, Niamh Gismondi took the last wicket of the Rockingham Mandurah innings, with only 2 runs to get. Sienna Ryan (3/4) and Loren Russo (2/11) bowled exceptionally well to record a thrilling win for South Perth.
Subiaco Floreat 39 All Out def by Wanneroo 4/40
A rampant Emma Stewart tore apart Subiaco Floreat's batting line up, snaring 3/10 from 2 overs, as Subiaco Floreat were bowled out for just 39. Stewart also led the charge with the bat for Wanneroo, making 14no, as Wanneroo easily accounted for Subiaco Floreat's total with 6 wickets in hand and 58 balls to spare.