Difficult day at the office for Wests women’s teams with three losses in three games.
First Grade vs Valleys
Despite losing a player before the start of play, the day began well for first grade with Ash Sims snaring an early wicket courtesy of a screamer of a catch by Naiya Varidel at point. But Valleys innings steadily gained momentum as Lucy Bourke and Lexie Muller piled on the runs with a 116 run partnership for the third wicket. Two sharp runouts to Tammy Cole combining with Lalya Proctor and Naiya Varidel were highlights. Ash Sims took four wickets, Jess Bryant took three and Naiya took one to dismiss Valleys for 250 in the 48th over.
Quick wickets were the order of the day for Wests batting innings with the team being reduced to 8/46 before Ash Sims and Jess Dennien ecked out twenty runs for the final wicket to end the innings on 46 for a very heavy loss.
Tough day… looking forward to a win next week to balance things up!
Second Grade – T20s vs Gold Coast and UQ
The second grade women played two unexpected games this weekend. Originally the weekend had been scheduled as a bye, the last-minute change to the draw meant that with players unavailable it was a very young side that took the field. The girls fought hard in both games, but unfortunately were unable to post a win.
The Westies posted 102 off their 20 overs in the first game against the Gold Coast, but the total was passed in the sixteenth over for a 7-wicket loss. In the second game against UQ, Wests managed on 94 and UQ passed the total in the fourteenth over.
Isabel Goffage batted strongly in both games scoring 42 off 53 balls in the first and 43 off 44 in the second. Erin Moran boosted the score late in the first game with 18 of 17 balls.
Bec McCoombes, Isabel Goffage and Sophie Martin secured wickets in the first game and Erin Moran took a wicket in the second.
With our front line players in both grades expected to come back on line in the next couple of weeks, we’re looking forward to some great cricket from our women’s teams after a weathering a challenging November!