The WA Female Premier Cricket Competitions continued on Sunday 17th November, as teams were greeted to yet another beautiful sunny Perth day.
A Grade T20 – Round 7
Melville 3/90 def Subiaco Floreat 6/86
Melville completed 3 from 3 for the day at Tompkins Park with a comfortable win over Subiaco Floreat. Batting first, Subiaco Floreat could only muster 6/86 thanks to 23 from Megan Banting and 20 from Emily Johnston. The Storm bowlers were lightning accurate, with 3 bowlers, as Amy Edgar (2/13) and Georgie Middleton (2/19) were chief destroyers. Those two were also the heroes with the bat, making 26 and 21 respectively to record a 7 wicket win with 41 balls to spare.
Midland Guildford 5/121 def by South Perth 3/161
An Ashley Day inspired South Perth continued their good recent run of form as they accounted for Midland Guildford batting first at Lilac Hill. South Perth made 3/161 from their 20 overs as Day (61) and Chloe Wain (35) made the bulk of the runs. The Midland Guildford chase stated promisingly, as Georgie Ireland (18) and Lauren Blizzard (53) added 38 for the first wicket, but the asking rate was always going to be too much for the Midland Guildford A Grade team. Despite a valiant effort, they fell 40 runs short in the chase as Cassie Stephens took 2/21 to lead South Perth to a comfortable win.
B Grade T20 – Round 7
Melville 5/43 def Rockingham Mandurah 42
Melville recorded an emphatic victory over Rockingham Mandurah in the B Grade fixture at Tompkins Park. The Storm bowlers were on song early, quickly reducing the Mariners to 2/17 early in the innings and unfortunately for the Mariners, things never got better from there with regular wickets seeing them bowled out for just 42. Storm Captain Natasha Wylie was the pick of the bowlers, taking 3/4 from 4 overs in a what was a team bowling effort. The Mariners gave it their all defending such a low total, taking 5 Melville wickets, but in the end their weren't enough runs on the board, an the Storm collected the win with 59 balls to spare.
Midland Guildford 8/74 def by Subiaco Floreat 5/103
Sam Quadrio continued her good form in the 19-20 Premier Cricket season, making an unbeaten 42no for Subiaco Floreat, as they managed to post 5/103 from their 20 overs. Sue Gray led the Midland Guildford bowling attack, taking 2/15 from 3 overs in a disciplined bowling display from the team. Subiaco Floreat were on the ball, with the ball, from the get go, taking regular wickets and piling the pressure onto Midland Guildford. Midland couldn't put a partnership together, with 15 being the biggest partnership for the entire innings as Katie Sala Tenna recorded the fine figures of 3/13 to keep Midland Guildford to 8/74 and recorded a 29 run win for Subiaco Floreat.
South Perth 3/101 def Perth 5/100
The Perth innings got off to the worst possible start, losing Fiona Williams first ball, however wicketkeeper Casey Soffe held the innings together for Perth, scoring an unbeaten 59 to lead Perth to the competitive total of 5/100 from their 20 overs. Lara Maritz was the star with the ball for South Perth, taking 2/10 off 3 overs. Maritz was also the key with the bat for South Perth, making a run a ball 29, and with help form Caitlin Crocetta's 27 not out, South Perth cruised home with 7 wickets and 28 balls to spare.
Youth League T20 – Round 7
South Perth 7/110 def Wanneroo 58 All Out
The two Sienna's, Stephan and Ryan top scored for the South Perth innings with 28 and 21 respectively as a batting first South Perth made a very respectable 7/110 batting first against Wanneroo. Ella Stewart was the pick of the bowlers for Wanneroo, continuing her good form, taking 2/14 from just 4 overs. The Wanneroo chase wobbled early, as Loren Russo took full control with the ball, snaring 3/10 off 3 overs. Wickets fell regularly, with Eva Salisbury the only player to make it past 10, making 11, as Wanneroo were bowled out by a dominant South Perth for just 58.
Melville 6/180 def Rockingham Mandurah 9/82
Melville batted first and racked up the impressive total of 6/180 from their 20 overs, thanks to Rebecca McGrath's 68 from just 48 balls, and Lauren Thompson's 47 from just 40 balls. Saffron Mollett was again effective with the ball for the Mariners, taking 2/21 from 4 overs. Mollett also top scored with the bat in Rockingham Mandurah's innings, making 25, but wickets fell far too regularly to have any chance to chase down Melville's massive total. Chloe Ainsworth was the store with the ball for the Storm however, taking 3/12 off her 4 overs, including a maiden.
Midland Guildford 4/121 def by Subiaco Floreat 5/122
Subiaco Floreat recorded a right win against Midland Guildford at Lilac Hill. Sophie D'Addario was the back bone of the Midland Guildford innings, making 39 opening the batting, as Midland Guildford made 4/121 from their 20 overs. Drew Epis (1/19) and Evelyn Brock (1/23) were the only wicket takers for the Lioness. After the early wicket of Holly Appleby, Subiaco Floreat captain Charis Bekker stood up and led from the front, stroking a sublime 51no from just 58 balls, to help lead her team home by 5 wickets in the last over.