New Town v Lindisfarne
New Town now sits one game clear on top of the ladder after securing victory over Lindisfarne at New Town Oval. Lindisfarne selected to bat after winning the toss, but the fall of two early wickets gave New Town momentum. New Town’s Meg Phillips dismissed dangerous opening batter, Paris Crowe for just two runs, whilst Emily Mifsud dismissed other opening batter, Natasha Erends for four runs. Clare Scott and Celeste Raack came to the crease for Lindisfarne and helped provide stability, scoring 19 and 31 runs respectively, however economical bowling from New Town helped restrict the visitors to 5/99 at the close of innings.
Emily Mifsud opened the batting for New Town and continued her explosive batting that we have come to expect, smashing four boundaries, before becoming unstuck on 21 runs from 16 balls by a delivery from Celeste Raack. Lindisfarne’s Georgia Alomes (2/12) helped dismiss New Town’s middle order, but an impressive unbeaten 38 runs off 24 deliveries from Meg Phillips helped ensure New Town chased down the target with 4.2 overs to spare.
Clarence v Kingborough
Kangaroo Bay hosted Clarence and Kingborough, where Kingborough won the toss and sent Clarence in to bat. Emma Thompson again proved pivotal in the Roo’s batting innings, where she top-scored with 58 runs off 53 deliveries. For Kingborough, Bonnie Davies took two important wickets, finishing with figures of 2/18 off her four overs. Brooke Hepburn was busy in the field taking three catches and claiming one wicket of her own, finishing with figures of 1/13 off four overs. At the close of their innings, Clarence had set Kingborough the challenge of chasing 6/118.
After an impressive performance in the field and with the ball, Brooke Hepburn top scored for Kingborough with 36 runs off 40 balls, before being caught by Katie Cole off a Natalie Pearce delivery. Nikki Carter contributed a hard fought unbeaten 20 runs, but good bowling and dual wickets from Natalie Pearce and Emma Thompson helped restrict scoring options for Kingborough, helping to secure a 22-run victory.
SHSB v North Hobart
The match between South Hobart Sandy Bay and North Hobart was played at Queenborough Oval, which saw North Hobart bat first. Opening the batting for North Hobart, Beth Langston and Taylah Purton were able to score freely, scoring a run a ball 23 and 31 runs respectively. Four wickets fell in total for North Hobart, with SHSB’s Beth Schiwy claiming 2/24. At the end of their 20 overs, North Hobart were 4/104.
Coming to the crease to open the batting for SHSB were Angela Green and Hannah Powe, where the pair forged a 62-run partnership before Powe was run out by Mackenzie Banks. Green was undeterred, going on to make an impressive 65 runs from 54 deliveries. Green’s performance featured ten boundaries and ensured SHSB reached their target with eight wickets in hand, giving the Shark’s an important win to elevate them into fourth position.
Glenorchy v University
Coming off the back of three loses, some impressive bowling across the board from University helped them to secure victory over Glenorchy at KGV. Whilst all bowlers had notable performances, Zoe Lowry finished with 2/7 off just three overs and Amalia Clifford claimed 2/3 off 1.4 overs.
Brighton v Greater Northern
Traveling to Ferguson Park, Greater Northern continued their winning streak with a convincing win over Brighton to have them sitting on equal points with Clarence in second position.