ICC Award Winners Go Head To Head as Satterthwaite leads side to win

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Jamie Ramage
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Amy Satterthwaite and Beth Mooney were winning ICC awards, today they faced each other at the Camberwell Sports Ground Melbourne. It would be Satterthwaite that would take home today’s spoils as they won by 8 runs. It was an easier win than the score suggested as the Melbourne Renegades continue a decent start to this seasons tournament.

Satterthwaite the captain of the Renegades was named ODI player of the year and she played an innings that backed up those credentials. Having won the toss Satterthwaite decided that her side would bat first.

With Chamari Atapattu opening the batting along with Sophie Molineux the Renegades would have hoped to have got off to a rapid start. It was more of a steady start as the covering of straw coloured grass just held the ball up. It was Molineux that took the initiative as she hit Sammy-Jo Johnson for the first four of the innings in the fourth over and then just balls later hit the first six.

At the end of the powerplay, the Renegades were 42 for 0. With the fielding restrictions relaxed it allowed Haidee Birkett the luxury of a long off and a long on and Atapattu hit it straight to Laura Wolvaardt at long on.

Molineux looked in good touch for her 40 which included 3 fours and 2 sixes from just 32 balls, but just as she looked to push on and get the high score that would see the Renegades post a total over 150. It was not to be as she could not middle Delissa Kimmince and Jess Jonassen took the catch at point.

It showed the experience that Jonassen possess and she took that into her bowling. She had been hit for two sixes in the thirteenth over, but from the final ball tricked Jess Duffin in advancing down the track and Mooney was able to take the easiest of stumpings.

It would again be up to Satterthwaite to propel the Renegades towards a total they could defend. Her 38 runs came from 33 balls on was out in the final over as she picked out mid-on Laura Harris looking for quick runs.

The Renegades total of 133 for 6 never seemed like it was enough at the change of innings, and when Mooney started to find some of the shots that saw her pick up the ICC T20 player of the year award and the emerging player award.

Mooney was on 39 from 27 balls when Hayley Jensen induced the leading edge and Molineux took the easiest of catches. It led to something of a collapse as the dangerous Deandra Dottin departed soon after for just 1. Georgia Wareham has now taken three wickets in this seasons tournament and Dottin Joins Suzie Bates and Sophie Devine as her victims.

Wolvaardt at the other end was struggling to pierce the infield and it just put pressure on the other batters to take risks.
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