Bowlers headline Hobart Hurricanes' maiden victory in WBBL06

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Bowlers headline Hobart Hurricanes' maiden victory in WBBL06

Hobart Hurricanes celebrate a wicket. © Getty Images

In a clash where both the teams were searching for their first win, a disciplined bowling performance helped Hobart Hurricanes register a nine-wicket victory against Melbourne Renegades on Tuesday (November 3). 

Put in to bat first, Renegades lost Sophie Molineux for a first-ball duck in the first over itself. The left-hander sliced the ball into the hands of gully while trying to drive Belinda Vakarewa on-the-raise. Thereafter, Lizelle Lee and skipper Amy Satterthwaite tried to build a partnership without losing further wickets in the powerplay but couldn't free their arms.

Using the slow nature of the pitch, Hurricanes captain Corinne Hall introduced spinners Hayley Mathews and Chloe Tryon from both the ends. Both Lee and Satterthwaite struggled to get going as they added 30 runs in the first eight overs. Amy Smith dismissed Lee for a 30-ball 19 as the legspinner struck her on the pads in her first delivery. 


Mathews came back for her second spell to remove Courtney Webb and Satterthwaite in consecutive deliveries. Webb was caught by Brooke Hepburn at long-on while Satterthwaite was clean bowled in the next ball for 20 from 28 balls. From 47-3, Renegades were reeling at 47/5.

Renegades' star performer from the previous match, Georgia Wareham tried to accelerate their innings. However, Nicola Carey had other plans. With the 'keeper coming up to the stumps, Carey bowled a straight delivery which Wareham missed completely trying to drive it through the covers.

Carey dismissed Josephine Dooley and Rosemary Mair soon after, and the Renegades were eventually all-out for 81 with a ball remaining. Matthews was the most economical of the lot finishing with 4-0-9-2, while Vakarewa took 2/12 and Sasha Moloney took 2/12.   


Chasing a below-par total, Rachel Priest and Naomi Stalenberg ensured that the Hurricanes got off to a good start. Priest hit Mair for back-to-back boundaries in the first over, and along with Stalenberg, she kept hitting the gaps to keep the scoreboard ticking in the powerplay. 

The openers stitched a half-century stand and made sure that the Hurricanes and just when it looked like they were marching towards a ten-wicket victory, Priest was bowled by Satterthwaite for a 33-ball 34 in the tenth over.  Stalenberg, however, stayed unbeaten till the end and took her team across the line with Mathews at the other end. She made 35 off 38 balls as the Hurricanes chased the total in 12.3 overs. 

Brief Score: Hobart Hurricanes 82/1 (Naomi Stalenberg 35(38), Rachel Priest 34(33), Amy Satterthwaite 1/11) beat Melbourne Renegades (Amy Satterthwaite 20(28), Nicola Carey 3/14, Belinda Vakarewa 2/12) by nine wickets. POTM: Nicola Carey