Alcohol.ThinkAgain WA Premier Cricket
Sunday 22nd November 2020 – Round 7 – T20
Female A Grade Review
Melville 7/78 (16.1) def Subiaco-Floreat 8/76 (20.0)
Melville won the toss sending Subiaco-Floreat into bat. It appeared to be the right decision for Melville with early wickets falling at the WACA Ground, dismissing the strong Lion batters. Lauren Alderson came into bat at 7 where she steadied Melville’s bowling attack making 31. Alongside Jacqui Naidoo (11no), the pair made the highest partnership of 45 runs for the innings, with a team total of 76. Melville’s wickets were taken across 5 players, with Lara Maritz taking the highest of 3/10 in 4 overs as well as the team taking a total of 7 catches. With a catchable chase, Melville felt the pressure of bowler Jacquie Naidoo who took a five-wicket haul on the first 5 batters. An outstanding performance from the youngster with bowling figures of 5/20 off 4.0 overs. With a total team score of 5/31 after 4.2 overs, the game quickly became exciting, until a partnership between Lara Maritz (17) and Niamh Walsh (14no) set the side up to take the win in the 16th over.
South Perth 5/137 (20.0) def Midland-Guildford 6/122 (20.0)
A Grade saw a close match unfold at Lilac Hill on Sunday with South Perth winning the toss and electing to bat first. Poppy Stockwell (53no) and Molly Healy (27) batted well with a 46-run partnership before the Swans, Amanda Ballucci, broke their stride taking 2/20. The side set up a strong score to defend in their bowling innings with 5/137. Midland-Guildford started their innings well with consistent scores from a range of players, including Annelies Gevers (24no) and A Kozma (23), with double figures reached by 5 players overall. However, it wasn’t quite enough to chase down South Perth, falling 14 runs short in another close match for the side. South Perth’s Emily Hessell, who would normally be the wicket keeper for the side, took the most wickets with 2/13 off 3 overs.