West’s gave Tuggeranong first use at the crease at Chisholm No 2 Oval and had a great start reducing the Vikings to 2/6. However, Vikings Captain Jamie Kneebone (51) and Liz Coper-Jones (39*) batted aggressively to push the total to an excellent of 5/178 off 40 overs.
West’s chase started well and it looked like the match was going right down to the wire. However, Taylor Hancock was the difference with the excellent figures of 4/33 and Kneebone picked up 2/26 including the final wicket to cap off a player of the match performance. Wests were dismissed for 158.
Tuggeranong won by 20 runs.
Norths invited Creek to bat first at Harrison Oval but was soon regretting this decision as young stars Clare Levings (45 off 55 balls) and Grace Lyons (59 off 74) batted brilliantly in the first half of the innings. Then Shelley Chattin strode to the crease and went on a rampage. She belted 12 fours in a superb knock of 83 in only 55 balls. Creek finished on a very impressive 9/231 off their 40 overs. This was despite an absolutely superb performance from Madison McGarry who captured 5/15 off 7 overs.
Norths set about their chase boldly and despite losing early wickets, continued to attack. Sarah Staples (43 off 37) led the way and McGarry capped a great game with 25. Former Meteor, Adelaide Jones made her first appearance for the season and batted well for 26. In the end, Norths fell short were dismissed for 158. Lyons showed her all-round qualities with 4/25 and was well supported by Monica Gair (2/25) and Chattin (2/5).
Weston Creek Molonglo won by 73 runs.
Eastlake batted first at Forestry Oval in a thrilling game that went right down to the wire. Elizabeth Edwards (22) was instrumental in Eastlake’s 40 run opening partnership but a series of wickets saw them bowled out for just 89 in the 34th over. The destroyer was Jessica Galeano who had the amazing figures of 4/6 off 7 overs. Sophie Gould also captured 2/6 and Katherine Tye 2/17 off 7 overs.
Ginninderra reached 0/25 and then 2/57 and looked as though they would overhaul the score comfortably. Caitlin Galeano looked solid at the crease but wickets started to tumble as the Eastlake bowling attack began to put the squeeze on the Ginninderra bats. With the total at 8/87 and Galeano still at the crease on 27, all three results were very possible. Eastlake Captain Janet King returned to the attack and promptly dismissed the last 2 batters without further addition and the Demons pinched victory by 2 runs.
Eastlake won by 2 runs.