Clarence and North Hobart take the field at the TCA Ground on Sunday afternoon (2:30pm) in the CTPL Women’s T20 Grand Final in a game that promises to be full of excitement and action. After upsetting minor premiers University in a comfortable victory last weekend, Clarence will be full of confidence facing the Demons who cobbled together a win in a hard-fought match against Kingborough.
The Demons faced some steadfast opposition last weekend at the TCA, as they struggled to out together a decent figure after being sent in to bat by the Knights. M Armstrong (34) and Beth Langston (21) were the strongest with the bat while Langston (2/16) and K Palfrey (2/8) starred with the ball for the Demons, however the home side will need to bring more of their in-season form to the Grand Final if they want to take the trophy. Finishing a comfortable second after 14 rounds and with 4 more wins than the Roos, North Hobart will be confident that they can lift their game but must be wary of a Clarence side brimming with energy after a massive upset win against University.
The Clarence batting attack will be the one to watch on Sunday as the in-form side looks to upset the Demons after just scraping through to the finals. Achieving the required runs that University set for them last weekend with five balls to spare, it looks to be a showdown of the Roos batting lineup against the North Hobart bowling attack. N Pearce (25*) and K Cole (14*) will look to continue their unbeaten form with the bat, whilst captain Emma Thompson will be after a captain’s knock to cement their sides chances of another upset win away from home.
Clarence: Emma Thompson(c), Natalie Pearce, Katie Cole, Belinda Grant, Megan Murray, Natasha Murray, Emma Roberts, Maddison Brooks, Taylor Brooks, Grace Ash, Alison Plath, Karina Wills, Olivia McDonald
North Hobart: Hannah Short(c), Bernadette Doyle, Stefanie Daffara, Belinda Page, Taylah Purton, Kirstin Palfrey, Jayde Davis, Ella Marsh, Melodie Armstrong, Kendylle Byers, Beth Langston
Prior to the Women’s Grand Final, North Hobart take on New Town at the TCA Ground from 11:00am. Both sides come off the back of solid wins last weekend, and the match shapes up to be one to watch.
New Town upset University at University Oval as M Waddington smashed (35*) and K Gray (25*) to post a very competitive total of 2/137. In response, University could only manage 6/102 from their 20 overs, falling well short as H Wilson (3/14) ripped through their batting lineup with some fantastic bowling. The Bucks will surely be feeling confident as they face up against minor premiers North Hobart.
The North Hobart bowling attack struggled to contain the SHSB batting lineup, as S Breckweg (36*) and H Powe (38*) both retired not out in a strong opening partnership. However, the Demons were fantastic with the bat in response as Ella Marsh (35*) and M Armstrong (36*) both retired not out after smashing more than a run a ball. The SHSB bowlers couldn’t restrict the classy North Hobart side enough as they cruised to the required total with 6 overs to spare.
Sunday morning promises to be a game to watch, as both sides field some star players who are in form right now, especially with the bat.
Look for a high scoring game this weekend.
New Town: Hannah Wilson(c), Cassandra McLoughlin, Kasey Gray, Jezrelle Gray, Matilda Waddington, Estelle Turmine, Lucy Kruijver, Sophie Reid, Ella McConnon, IMOGEN ROGERS, Isabel Champion
North Hobart: Ella Marsh(c), Elise Harrison, Jayde Davis, Edith Meadows, Rebecca Rumley, Kendylle Byers, Claire Murray, Maya Armstrong, Melodie Armstrong