The first round of the Women’s Domestic season was met with nervous energy by most players and some amazing individual performances from both the winning and losing sides.
For those that were out playing their own cricket, working, enjoying their free time and not glued to the WT20 and WNCL live score feeds I thought that it might be helpful to go through briefly each match to get you up to speed.
Around the Grounds
QLD Fire 4/138 vs TAS Roar 7/134 – (T20 match)
QLD Fire won the toss and elected to bat. They changed their batting order compared to previous years and this meant that it was a relatively inexperienced opening pair.
Their nervousness appeared to get the better of them as they slumped to 3-22 until Mooney (50 off 49) and Bulow (40* off 36) and Jonassen (29* off 25) combined for two 50-run partnerships to post a par score of 7-134.
The Roar certainly had their chances throughout the match despite losing regular wickets.
Burns (56 off 47) and Silva (14 runs) combined at the closing stages to give the Roar a real chance, but when Burns was dismissed with them still requiring 12 runs off 10 balls the experience of the Fire in closing out a match saw them win a close one.
Both Pike (3-24 off four overs) and Harris (2-24 off four overs) were the key to the Fire’s escape from near defeat.
WA Fury 6/35 (7 overs) vs ACT Meteors 1/36 (5.2 overs) – (T20 match)
ACT won the toss and with the WACA pitch shielded from the sun with overcast conditions, ACT made use of the conditions.
With the ball seaming around they had immediate success as they had the Fury 4-23 off 5.3 overs.
The main wicket taker surprisingly on the WACA wicket was an off-spinner, Moylan picking up four wickets off her three overs.
With that the skies opened up and the game was delayed for a while.
Finally there was a break but the Fury’s innings finished at 6-35 and the revised total was 33 runs, care of the Duckworth-Lewis Method.
It didn’t take long for the Meteors to knock off the runs with Hungerford (19 off 13) the only batter to reach double figures chasing a small total.
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