Round 5 Lynne O’Meara Cup
In the final round of the Lynne O’Meara Cup, all finals positions were up for grabs. Wests came up against Creek at Kaleen Oval and set about piling on a big score. Cherie Taylor came to the crease with the score on 10 after 1 ball but still there after 40 overs, having made a magnificent 166* off only 130 balls faced. She struck an amazing 23 boundaries during the innings that boosted the Wests score to 2/249. Wicket-keeper Carly Olsen-Lea also provided great support with 37*. Monica Gair completed a fine season with the ball by capturing both wickets.
The Creek started well in pursuit of the large total but quickly crumbled to an incredible spell of bowling from Naomi Woods, who took a staggering 7/12. This left the Creek innings in tatters and all out for just 44. The win was sufficient to lift Wests to the top of the ladder and Creek dropped out of the finals race.
Wests won by 205 runs.
The Tigers and Vikings match-up would ultimately also have a major bearing on finals positions. Tuggeranong invited Ginninderra to bat first at Kippax. Caitlin Galeano led from the front with a fine 62 and was well supported by Sophie Gould (27) and Mary Waters (22). After 40 overs, Ginninderra finished at exactly 4 runs per over on 4/160. Hancock was the best of the bowlers conceding just 8 runs off 5 tight overs.
For Tuggeranong to achieve victory, they were looking for a big contribution from one of their top bats. Player of the Match in the Glenda Hall Shield Final, Megan Mayoh provided the perfect innings to give them a chance. She made a superb 74 off 84 balls, including 7 boundaries and was well supported by Vanida Kiraly (24). However, when Mayoh was run out the target proved just out of reach. Ginninderra, mainly through the efforts of Mia Phelps (3/25) and Jess Galeano (2/30) held on to win by 13 runs,
Ginninderra won by 13 runs.
The final match in the round was played at Forestry Oval between Norths and Eastlake. Norths asked Eastlake to bat first and they soon had the Demons girls in plenty of bother. Rachel Carroll (4/9), Jess Phillip (3/5) and Maddi McGarry (2/10) decimated the Eastlake line-up for just 40.
In reply, Isabella Meere (23* off 23 balls) and Adelaide Jones (10*) achieved victory off just 8 overs.
Lynne O’Meara Cup Ladder
Western District-UC, 12
North Canberra-Gungahlin, 12
Weston Creek Molonglo, 8
Semi-Final Draw – Saturday 16 March
Western District-UC vs Ginninderra, Kaleen Oval
North Canberra-Gungahlin vs Tuggeranong, Harrison No 1 Oval