After winning the toss and sending the Meteors into bat, Victoria claimed an early wicket, removing Claire Koski for 12 runs.
It was essential that the Meteors built a partnership and that’s exactly what Katie Mack and Anna Lanning did, combining for 98 with Mack’s 63 from 81 earning her the Player of the Match.
Lanning’s valuable innings ended just 4 runs short of her 50, bringing debutant Madeline Penna in at 4. Mack fell the first ball of the next over, but the wickets did not deter Penna, as she produced a promising 14 from 10, including the only 6 of the match, before being run out.
The Meteors finished their innings at 6-168, a competitive total but one that required a disciplined bowling and fielding effort to defend. Victoria’s openers, Elyse Villani and Makinley Blows produced a determined 88-run partnership before the Meteors debutants struck with Amy Yates running out Villani before catching Blows off Penna’s bowling. Yates then removed Victorian No. 4 Alana King for a duck, before Carly Leeson claimed her first ever WNCL wicket of Molly Strano for 7 runs. The remaining runs proved to be too much for Victoria as they completed their 33 overs at 4-150.
The Meteors debutantes were impressive, filling the shoes left by injured stars Maitlan Brown and Angela Reakes. Penna produced the best figures of the bowlers, with 1-24 from 7 overs at 3.43, including a crucial wicket-maiden over.
Coach David Drew felt that it was the disciplined bowling and fielding effort that won the match, restricting the run-rate of the opposition and forcing errors.
"It shows the strength and culture we have within the group," Drew said.
"They're a great bunch of girls and just want to play for each other and Cricket ACT."
The Meteors will look to continue their winning form when they play South Australia at Karen Rolton Oval on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the SA Scorpions will look to bounce back from their last-over loss to the NSW Breakers on Sunday.