A win and a loss for our women’s second and first grade teams this weekend on a sweltering day. Twos posted a big win over Valley and ones went down to the Gold Coast.

First Grade

First grade batted first and their innings started brightly with openers Annie Wikman and Layla Proctor taking the score to 69 before the Annie, then Ryleigh Wotherspoon wicket fell in quick succession. Layla and Naiya took the score to 84 before several wickets fell in short order and the team slumped to 7/91. The lower order bats held on until the 29th over with Olivia Hartland playing a fighting rear-guard action before the innings closed on a low total of 108.

The bowlers bowled with great intent, but several dropped catches and a handful of costly misfields made it difficult to apply sustained pressure. A run direct-hit runout by Tammy Cole was the highlight of the bowling innings before the Gold Coast passed Wests’ total in the sixteenth over. Gold Coast won by six wickets.

Key individual stats:

  • Layla Proctor 36 (37)
  • Annie Wikman 26 (36)
  • Naiya Varidel 1/19 (3)
  • Olivia Steel 1/21 (2)
  • Ashleigh Sims 1/22 (4.3)

Second Grade

Our women’s second grade team cemented their place at the top of the Jodie Fields Shield ladder with an emphatic victory over Valley on Graceville No. 2 Oval. In stifling heat, the girls bowled with great discipline to restrict the Valley team to 8/109 from their 40 overs. Sophie Martin, Isabel Goffage and Nicolene Snyman took two wickets each and Olivia Totten chalked up her first grade cricket wicket!

The Wests girls made short work of the run chase, passing the Valley total in the twentieth over with only one wicket down thanks to top order bats Isobel Hartog, Isabel Goffage and Kinjal Dani. Wests finished with 1/111 for a nine-wicket win.

Key individual stats:

  • Isabel Hartog 36no (53)
  • Isabel Goffage 26no (29) & 2/14 (8)
  • Kinjal Dani 14 (40)
  • Sophie Martin 2/7 (8)
  • Nicolene Snyman 2/5 (4)
  • Olivia Totten 1/20 (4)


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