Female Premier Cricket resumed after the Christmas Break, with the commencement of the One Day Competition for A Grade & B Grade.
A Grade One Day Competition - Round 2
Melville 0/319 def South Perth 9/221
The Storm well and truly arrived at Tompkins Park on the weekend as an incredible performance by two Melville players led to a huge result against South Perth. Sent in to bat first, Melville managed to bat the entire 50 overs without a fall of a wicket, as Amy Edgar (126no) and Mathilda Carmichael (165no) added an amazing 319 for the first wicket. Chasing 320 was always going to be a huge task for South Perth, and despite the best efforts from Rachel Delaney (53) and Emily Hessell (67) the target would prove to be insurmountable for South Perth. Carmichael would round out an outstanding individual performance by taking 3/12 as well.
Midland Guildford 4/323 def Subiaco Floreat 164 All Out
Midland Guildford atoned for last weeks efforts by producing a massive 4/323 batting first at Lilac Hill. Captain Chloe Piparo led the way, scoring a massive 136 from just 123 balls, with help from Kath Hempenstall with 85 as they racked up the massive total. Shanae Reichelt was the only multiple wicket taker for the Lions, taking 2/80 from her 10 overs. Subiaco Floreat Captain, Nicole Bolton, opened the batting and tried her best to get a good start in chasing the huge total, but when she fell for 64, so did the hopes for the Lions chase. They would be bowled out for 164, as Sheldyn Cooper took 4/26.
B Grade One Day Competition - Round 2
Melville 4/141 def Rockingham Mandurah 7/139
Melville sent the Mariners in to bat first on Tompkins Park 2, and Rockingham Mandurah made a steady start as Suman Yadav (33), Louisa Hogarth (36) and Eleanor Briton (24) all made starts. However, the Mariners were unable to push on in the face of a strong Melville bowling line up, and could only post 7/139 from their allotted overs. Brooke de Oliveira (2/34) and Zoe Ryniker (2/12) turned it on in the Melville batting chase to see the Storm slip to 4/15, but Jess Row (70no) and Sarah du Plessis (44no) would added an unbeaten 126 for the fifth wicket to take the Storm home.
Midland Guildford 3/236 def Subiaco Floreat 31 All Out
The runs continued for Midland Guildford in the B Grade fixture as Sarah Fragomeni (74) and Annie Gevers (111) added 177 for the second wicket to set up Midland's massive total of 3/236. Subiaco Floreat's Clare Bandy was the best of the bowlers, taking 2/31 off 8 overs. The Subiaco Floreat chase unfortunately did not get off to a great start, losing Bandy with the score on one, before Evans and Bell fell with the score on 2 as Madeline Gardiner (2//6) and Jha Chelersmusk (2/7) ran rampant with the ball. Lions Skipper Lizzy Alderson carried her bat for the innings with 19no, but in the end it was a heavy defeat for the Lions.
South Perth 1/155 def Perth 153 All Out
Perth won the toss and elected to bat first at Ernest Johnson Oval, with the top 3 all making solid contributions early on. Fiona Williams (20), Casey Soffe (30) and Harriet Collins (67no) all made starts for the Demons, but no other player would make double figures as Monica Rallabhandi ran rampant with the ball to take 5/17 and rout Perth for 153. Despite losing Loren Russo early in the chase, Rallabhandi (27no) and Caitlin Crocetta (99no) added an unbeaten 140 in super quick time to see South Perth home with an amazing 21 overs to spare. For Crocetta, the 99 not out came of just 53 balls an included 13 fours and 4 sixes in a dominant display.
Youth League One Day Competition - Resumes Sunday 2nd February 2020