Victoria played South Australia looking to cement their spot at the top of the One Day ladder. After batting first, Victoria hit 7/240 from their 50 overs with Williams making 89 and Stockdale 27. McInerney bowled well with figures of 3/33 and Pengelley likewise with 3/44. South Australia in reply faced a onslaught of quality bowling from Victoria, losing early wickets to be 4/29 and managed to get to 87 before being bowled out with 19 overs remaining. O’Dea hit 41 as a sole highlight for SA while Ben Boyd continued his successful championships with 3/30 and Tom Batters finishing with 4/12.
East Asia Pacific took on Queensland looking to continue putting the pressure on Victoria for top spot on the ladder. Queensland won the toss and sent in East Asia Pacific who went on to reach 9/252 with Nipiko hitting 66 and Kipling reaching 53. The best bowlers for Queensland were Roach 4/51 and Stanger 3/41, both continuing their good form. Queensland then came out with confidence with Mitchell English and Gerard Fox opening the batting before Fox was run out for 10 and English bowled for 38. This bought Lowry to the crease and James Spargo who put on a 47-run partnership. Spargo was run out for 22 and Lowry fell later in the innings for 76 in an impressive knock. Queensland finished all out for 225, falling short of the target with the best bowling for EAP going to Jason Chilia with 4/50 and some impressive fielding from EAP resulted in 3 run outs
Victoria played Queensland in the first Women’s Semi Final for a place in the Grand Final on Saturday. Victoria sent in Queensland who went on to make 8/136 with Randall finishing with a well-made 63. Chelsea Moscript continued her outstanding bowling form with 3/31 and Emma Gallagher 2/34 chipped in as well. In reply, Amy Yates opened for Victoria and hit 64 off 48 balls with 6 fours and 1 six before being bowled. Queensland then restricted Victoria and didn’t allow for any easy scoring with Dixon finishing with 2/13 off 4 overs and Randall 2/20 off 4 overs including a maiden. Queensland were too good in the end, knocking off the 1st placed team by 11 runs to reach the final.
In the second semi-final, South Australia took on New South Wales looking to book a grand final spot against Queensland. South Australia batted first with Brittany Perry continuing her prolific form with 74* with 7 fours and a six. Perry anchored the innings as SA reached 5/118. In response, NSW opened with Naomi McDonald and Rebecca Cady, making 20 and 31 respectively to get the innings off to a positive start. However, they couldn’t score at the rate required, piling pressure late in the innings and some excellent bowling by Tansell 2/23 and Armstrong 2/19 held NSW to 6/110 and the win for SA to meet QLD in the final.
Day 8 Highlights
Women's Ladder (GF to be played)