The second round of 50-over domestic tournament Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) has started on November 9 where six teams have played on the first day of the tournament.
Heather Graham stars in Western Fury’s victory over NSW Breakers
Heather Graham’s 101 off 119 and 3/14 in her allotted 10 overs, guide Western Fury to a comfortable win over NSW Breakers.
NSW Breakers won the toss and elected to field first. Put into bat, Western Fury got the big blow when the opener Bhavi Devchand went for 2. Another opener Chloe Piparo, along with Heather Graham made a 149-run steady partnership for the second wicket before the former got dismissed by trying to flick and missed.
After the openers’ dismissals, Heather Graham started building another partnership and playing strokes all around the park. Other batters were unable to give proper support to Graham. Her well-made 101 off 119 helped her team to score 213 in 46.2 overs.
Chasing 214, NSW Breakers too lost their opener Tahlia Wilson on the very first over. Another opener Lisa Griffith fell for 28 off 51. Lauren Smith and Naomi Stalenberg started to resurrect the innings and both added 48 runs before Stalenberg’s dismissal for 28.
Renne Farrell stood at one end and scored a 69-ball 45. Her effort was not enough for her team’s win as Western Fury’s victory was set up by the impressive bowling performance by Graham, King, Cross and Cleary. Graham picked up 3 wickets while King and Cross bagged 2 wickets each and Cleary took 1.
Western Fury 213/10 (H Graham 101, R Farrell 3/22) beat NSW Breakers 181/9 (R Farrell 45*, H Graham 3/14) by 32 runs.
Erin Osborne’s ton guide ACT Meteors to 48 runs win over Victoria Women
Erin Osborne’s 124-ball 106 guide ACT Meteors to a comfortable 48 runs win over Victoria Women.
Victoria Women won the toss and elected to field first. Put into bat, ACT Meteors got off a flying start with 40 runs opening partnership before Katie Mack fell for 18. Eris Osborne joined Claire Koski at the crease, built a steady 125 runs partnership for the second wicket. Osborne smashed 106 off 124 with 12 fours. Rhiann O’Donnell’s 2 wickets haul and Sutherland-King’s 1 wicket each restricted ACT Meteors within 277 at the end of 50 overs.
Chasing 271, Victoria got their first blow when opener Amy Vine was dismissed for a duck to Samantha Bates. Rhiann O’Donnell too went for a duck. Annabel Sutherland along with Molly Strano and Imma Inglis tried to resurrect the innings. Sutherland scored a 75 ball 48 and Chloe Rafferty smashed a quickfire 36 off 27, but they were bowled out for 229. Bates, Osborne and Reakes’ 2 wickets each helped their side to win by 48 runs.
ACT Meteors 277/5 (E Osborne 106, R O’ Donnell 2/49) beat Victoria Women 229/10 (M Blows 50, S Bates 2/34) by 48 runs.
Tasmanian Tigers 247/6 (S Daffara 75, H Birkett 2/48) beat Queensland Fire 237/10 (K Short 83*, A Hartley 2/28) by 10 runs