The Final round of the Female Premier Cricket T20 Competitions were played on Sunday 8th December around Perth, in much cooler conditions than the week leading in...
A Grade T20 – Round 9
South Perth 7/73 def Subiaco Floreat 8/72
Subiaco Floreat got up in a low scoring thriller against Subiaco Floreat at Ernst Johnson Oval on the weekend. South Perth won the toss and sent Subiaco Floreat in to bat, restricting the Lions to 8/72 from their 20 overs, with Millie Monaghan top scoring with 21 as a ruthless South Perth team effected 4 run outs. The South Perth chase saw the wobbles kick in, as they fell to 5/33 and in dire trouble. However, Ash Day (26) and Rachel Delaney (12no) settled things down with a 28 run partnership before Soniya Yadav put the finishing touches on a super tight chase with just 2 balls to spare, 3 wickets in hand.
Melville 6/95 def Midland Guildford 8/94
Lauren Blizard (35) and Alisha Kozma (23) top scored for Midland Guildford in their total of 8/94 having chosen to bat first at Tompkins Park. The pair added 48 for the third wicket, but received little support elsewhere as Ash King and Niamh Walsh both took two wickets for the home side. The Storm's chased looked to be a horror early as they quickly slipped to 4/17, but Meg Thompson and Lauren Thompson came together to add 72 for the fifth wicket and almost see Melville home. Thompson would finish a crucial 39 not out, as the Storm would overcome a gallant Midland Guildford team off the last ball for a 4 wicket win.
B Grade T20 – Round 10
Midland Guildford 8/80 def Melville 79
Midland Guildford won the toss and sent Melville into bat, a decision that didn't pay immediate dividends as Lauren Shaw and Jess Row added 31 for the first wicket. However the dismissal of Row led to a procession of wickets, as Ellenie White stepped up to the plate, taking a tidy 3/6 from 3 overs as the Storm were soon bundled out for just 79. The Midland Guildford chase spluttered throughout, as Melville took regular wickets to heap the pressure on the chase. However 17 from Rachel Prout and 15 from Haylee Richards would prove to be just enough despite Lauren Shaw's 5/11, as Midland scrapped home with 2 wickets and 7 balls to spare.
Perth 3/106 def by Subiaco Floreat 2/144
Millie Monaghan's unbeaten 57 formed the backbone of the Subiaco Floreat innings as the team reached 2/144 batting first against Perth at Fletcher Park. She received ample support from Olivia Purnell (36) and Lizzy Alderson (26no) as the Perth bowlers had no answer for the Lions batters. Casey Soffee (60no) led the charge in the Perth chase, but 144 was always going to be too much for the Demons. They would finish at 3/106, 38 runs short of the Subiaco Floreat total.
Rockingham Mandurah 8/64 def by South Perth 1/134
South Perth continued their strong day against Rockingham Mandurah by completing an impressive win at Lark Hill. Batting first, South Perth accumulated 1/134 from their 20 overs, thanks to 90 not out from just 60 balls by Sinead Kirsten. The innings contained 15 fours and 1 six, as she and Caitlin Crocetta (22no) added an unbeaten 86 run partnership. The Rockingham Mandurah chase unfortunately never looked like getting the total, with only Saffron Mollett (13) making double figures as South Perth were able to restrict the Mariners to 8/64, thanks to Sarah Patman's 2/6.
Youth League T20 – Round 10
Midland Guildford def by Melville 6/161
Midland Guildford won the toss and sent Melville into bat first at Lilac Hill, and the Storm took full advantage of the comfortable batting conditions, making 6/161, as Chloe Ainsworth (32), Indiana Squiers (32) and Lauren Thompson (23no) made major contributions with the bat. Sophie Brown was the pick of the bowlers, taking 3 wickets for the home team. The Midland Guildford chase never got off to a good start, nor gathered any meaning momentum as regular wickets fell throughout. In the end Melville would restrict Midland Guildford for 7/89, resulting in a 72 run win for the Storm.
South Perth 2/177 def Rockingham Mandurah 19
A huge 144 run partnership between Poppy Stockwell and Monica Rallabhandi formed the backbone of South Perth's impressive 2/177 after choosing to bat first at Lark Hill. Stockwell would finish with 82 not out from just 53 balls, while Rallabhandi with 51no as Sienna Styles and Holly Pearce were wicket takers for Rockingham Mandurah. The Mariners chase with the bat would unfortunately be disastrous, as no player could make more than 2 with the bat, and 7 would make ducks in the face of a South Perth onslaught. They would be rolled for 19, as Olivia Hughes grabbed the handy figures of 4/3!
Wanneroo 7/84 def Subiaco Floreat 4/82
Rachel Prout made her highest score of the season for Wanneroo, hitting 27 as the Roos posted 7/84 batting first at Kingsway. Abigail Mcilveen was again in the wickets this season, taking 3/23 off her 4 overs, including a maiden. In reply, Subiaco Floreat quickly fell to 3/19 as Josie Beckett (2/17) proved effective with the ball. Holly Appleby (31no) and Charis Bekker (13no) would regroup things at 4/55, but they were unable to see the Lions home, falling just two runs short in an exciting run chase.