Day 4 of the championships was all about the women as the Men’s teams had a rest day to cool off after the T20 competition wrapped up, giving the girls centre stage to put on show the enormous talent that our country squads have on offer.
Round 3 & 4
East-Asia Pacific took on Queensland in the morning match, EAP batting first and made 7/93 off their 20 overs, Riddell finishing with 2/26 from her spell in an impressive display. In reply Queensland were just a strong, with Baldwin scoring 44 which steering the team to victory, Arua was the best of the bowlers for EAP with figures of 2/20.
New South Wales batted first against Western Australia and displayed poise and class, getting to 7/134 off their overs, Cady enjoying a good start to the championships with 42. Western Australia in reply were subject to some outstanding bowling which didn’t allow WA any partnerships to develop, finishing on 9/42 with Van-Veen achieving figures of 2/1.
Victoria took on South Australia with VIC’s captain Chelsea Moscript winning the toss and sending SA into bat. The decision proved a masterstroke, with in form Kelly Armstrong and leading run scorer of the competition Brittany Perry both falling early, both wickets taken by Emma Gallagher. From there Victoria maintained the ascendancy, bowling SA out in the 18th over. In reply Victoria chased the score down, finishing 1/62 with Yates unbeaten on 35 with Tansell getting the solitary wicket for SA.
Northern Territory took on Queensland in the afternoon with NT batting first and making 6/61 with Stray making 25, Riddell 3/1 and Muller 2/8 were the pick of the bowlers for QLD. In reply, Baldwin continued her good form from earlier in the day to get 30* and get them over the line, finishing 1/62. Under lights at Wonthella, East-Asia Pacific played Western Australia.
In front of a healthy crowd, WA batted first making 81 in total, Thompson with 43 runs and Chilia 3/19 were the pick of the bowlers for EAP. In reply EAP took on the challenge and chased the score down with a couple of overs to spare, Tau finishing 26* and Roberts getting figures of 2/23 in an encouraging performance
*All statistics as of 11:59pm on 8/1/18
LEADING RUN SCORERS (WOMEN)
Brittany Perry (SA) – 158 Runs @ 79.00
Kelly Armstrong (SA) – 129 Runs @ 61.50
Steph Baldwin (QLD) – 103 Runs @ 34.55
LEADING WICKET TAKERS (WOMEN)
LEADING CATCHES (WOMEN FIELDERS)
LEADING STUMPINGS AND CATCHES (WOMEN WICKET KEEPERS)
Day 4 Highlights