On Saturday, Kim Garth’s Perth Scorchers beat Sydney Sixers by 52 runs in he WBBL, Garth taking 2-15 in her 4 overs. On Sunday they played again, and the Scorchers had an 8 wicket win, Garth bowling 2 overs (0-21).
On Friday, Gaby Lewis scored 8(6) and ran out a Plenty Valley opening bat, as her Prahan side won by 5 wickets.
Una Raymond-Hoey scored 2 runs and bowled 2 overs (0-14) as her Ringwood side lost to Melbourne by 4 wickets this weekend.
On Saturday, Celeste Raack top scored for Lindisfarne with 31(53) and took 1-12 in her 4 overs, however it wasn’t enough for them to beat New Town, who won their T20 game by 5 wickets.
Lara Maritz played a B grade game on Sunday and took 1-7 in her 3 overs a her South Perth side beat Midland-Guildford by 10 wickets.
There were mixed fortunes for the Irish batsmen in Australia this week.
Stephen Doheny made 24 from 53 balls in second grade for his Randwick Petersham side, while on the West coast, some hours later, his fellow Rush-ian Neil Rock hit an excellent 66 for Mount Lawley from 77 balls. His excellent knock saw his side declare on 327 for 7 and the game will continue next week.
Ross Allen (batting at 2) went runless in the first day of Centrals Grade A game against Yallourn North, with his side AO for 166 runs. The reply is 6 overs in, with YN standing at 15-0, Allen having bowled maidens in both his overs, and it will continue next weekend.
Aaron Gillespie’s 2-day Grade A game for Kyabram concluded this weekend in a large victory for the NW warriors side over Tatura. Having posted 348-7 last week (Gillepsie contributing 46 runs), they then bowled Tatura out for 95 and restricted them to 83-3 (Gillespie getting a catch in both innings), to win by 253 runs.
Graham Kennedy’s Hannan’s won their A Grade game against Lake View by 149 runs on Saturday, with Kennedy scoring 35(57), and then taking 3-14 in his 8.4 overs (and 2 catches).
Will Smale’s Sydney edged a low scoring 3rd grade game against Randwick Petersham on Saturday by 5 runs, Smale top-scoring with 59(89), and then taking 2 catches.
Our New Zealand correspondent has provided us with an update on the form of the young NCU players in New Zealand last weekend. Harry Warke & Robbie Moffett both played on the Friday evening for Taradale Prems in a T20 fixture v Havelock North CC. Chasing 121 to win Robbie scored 6 off 14 balls opening the batting and Harry was 7 not out off 7 balls at the end as Taradale won by 7 wickets.
On the Saturday, all three boys played (Max Burton still carrying an injured knee) for Taradale Div 1 side v Napier Boys High School in a 45 over game. Batting first NBHS scored 226 all out, Max bowling 9 overs 4 for 22. In reply Taradale were bowled out for 179 – Harry scoring 50 off 52. Max scored 9 and Robbie 11. None of them played any cricket this weekend, as they went to the England V New Zealand Test match at the Bay Oval.
And finally, from South Africa, we have news that Tim Tector had a very successful outing for UKZN Cricket club 1st, i their game against South Natal. Batting at 2, he top scored with 58(86) of their 254 runs, as their beat their opponents by 157 runs in their 50-over game.