There were a number of performances of note that we can report on this week.
Kim Garth starred for Perth Scorchers in their close win in the mid-week WBBL against Sydney Thunder. Having been held to 116-6, Garth’s side looked in trouble, but her 3-21 in 4 overs helped them to an 11 run win in an exciting game at the WACA.
On Sunday, they had less to smile about, losing by 8 wickets toi Brisbane Heat, Garth scoring 8*(8) and going for 0-32 in a game where only one Perth bowler took a wicket, the other being a run-out.
Lara Maritz’s South Perth won their T20 against Perth by 7 wickets on Sunday, with her top scoring with a 29(29) and taking 2-10 in her 3 overs.
Her Irish club-mate Rachel Delany played in 2nd Grade against Subacio Floreat, scoring 2 runs before being run out in a game they lost by 7 wickets.
On Saturday, Una Raymond-Hoey scored 17 runs as her Ringwood side lost by 6 wickets to Essendon Maribyrong Park.
And Gaby Lewis went for 2 runs as Prahan lost their Premier Firsts game to Carlton-Brunswick by 68 runs.
Stephen Doheny batted at two for Randwick Persham in their 2nd grade game against Fairfield-Liverpool and the young Rush man scored a brisk 92(94), and took a catch, as they won by 52 runs. Doheny has now scored 233 runs at 58.25, and has clearly settled in well. In fact, in 2nd Grade he has scored 220 runs, which is more than any of his team-mates, and among batmen in the 20 clubs in the league, he is currently has the 14th biggest run haul.
Ross Allen’s Centrals beat Jeeralang Boolarra by 63 runs in a very low scoring A-Grade game at the weekend. When Centrals were dismissed for 120 runs in 47.3 overs, Allen going for 10, one might have thought they were up against it. However, spectacular figures from Allen’s 6.1 overs, where he took 6 wickets for only 5 runs, saw them dismiss their opponents for 57 runs in a big win.
On Friday and Saturday, Graham Kennedy’s Hannan’s faced North Kalgoorlie in a T20 and an A Grade game. On Friday evening, they lost the T20 by 26 runs, Kennedy scoring 28(13) and taking 2-20 in his 4 overs. On Saturday, they won by 5 wickets, the NW Warrior taking 4-18 in his 5.1 ovrs, and then finishing it off with the bat with 11*.
Aaron Gillespie has played in two games for Kyabram since arriving in Australia this month (one of them completed). In a T20 against Northerners, he took 1-13 in his 4 overs, and scored 5 runs as they lost by 6 wickets. In a 2-day A Grade game against Tatura, he scored 46(69) as they finished the day on 348-7, with play continuing next weekend.
Will Smale has played two more 3rd Grade games for Sydney, the young wicket-keeper scoring 16 runs, taking a catch and running two opponents out in their 5 wicket win over Western Suburbs, and scoring 13 runs and taking one catch in their 110 run win over UTS North Sydney.
And finally, a round up for the young NCU lads playing in New Zealand. Max Burton has not played since the last update due to a knee injury sustained bowling – he are told he is currently undergoing physio.
Harry Warke played for Taradale Prems v Napier Technical Old Boys in a 50 over game. He scored 49 out of a total of 168 all out. NTOB chased it in 27 overs to win by 7 wickets. And Robbie Moffett played for the Division 1 side in another T20. Chasing 120 to win Taradale were 103/9 off their 20 overs – Robbie scoring 12 off 14 balls