Tuggeranong saw some devils in the Harrison Oval pitch and asked Norths to bat first. Jess Phillips and Amy Slocombe both reached 16 before falling which brought last weeks’ century maker Sarah Staples to the crease. She looked well on the way to another big score but fell for 39 to 13-year-old spinner Rebecca Stephenson. In an amazing performance Stephenson finished with 4/9 off 3 overs and helped sink Norths for 134 off 33 overs. Elizabeth Coper-Jones also spun a web around the North middle order, taking 3/7 off 7 overs. Victoria King was the destroyer early and finished with 2/29 off 8 overs.
In reply, Tuggeranong never looked troubled and achieved the rare feat of a 10-wicket victory, which they brought up in 21 overs. King continued her great season with 73* off 66 balls, which included 11 fours and captain Jamie Kneebone provided perfect support with 42* off 67 balls.
Tuggeranong won by 10 wickets.
The young Ginninderra team batted first in the battle at Kaleen Oval. However, a consistent bowling performance from the Wests ladies reduced the Tigers to a score of 97 all out in 29 overs. Interestingly, all eleven Wests players bowled which may have been a strategy to not allow the Ginninderra bats to get used to any of the bowlers! Naomi Woods was the most successful bowler with the brilliant figures of 4/5 off 3 overs.
Wests eventually chased down the total but were made to work hard by the Ginninderra attack that captured 7 wickets. In the end the difference was Cherie Taylor who made a match-winning 43* off 73 balls.
Western District-UC won by 3 wickets.
In the game of the round at Phillip District Oval, the Creek team batted first and piled on the runs to finish on a massive 2/279 off 40 overs. Jodie Davis batted through the innings for a magnificent 120* off 124 balls. The innings included a stunning 16 fours and was a great example of fitness and concentration. Amal Palekar made a solid 24 batting at number 3 before Sally Chattin reached the crease on a mission. She clubbed 98* off only 68 balls which featured 13 fours and 2 sixes. Janet King and Ellie Hicks were the best of the bowlers, each picking up a wicket.
Faced with an extremely difficult chase, Eastlake attacked from the outset and great contributions from Hicks (61 off 66 balls) and Elizabeth Edwards (35 off 48) lifted the run rate early. King then gave the team real belief as she blasted 54 off just 34 balls (8 fours). Sophie Jung (47 off 46) kept the momentum going and the remarkable win was brought up with 3 wickets in hand on the first ball of the last over. Monica Gair was the most successful of the bowlers, taking 3/38.
Eastlake won by 3 wickets.
Lynne O’Meara Cup Ladder
Western District-UC, 4
Weston Creek Molonglo, 4
North Canberra-Gungahlin, 4