Wests girls teams had an action packed week this week with some wins and some losses and lots of good cricket played all ’round!
Kirby Short Cup
Wests Hawks vs UQ Heat
Wests Hawks fired up for a hard fought win over the UQ Heat girls in a match played at a very high standard. Nice work, ladies!
Wests Harriers vs Souths Fire
by Scarlett Varidel
On Friday night the Wests Harriers took on the Souths Fire. Wests won the toss and elected to bat. Opening the batting was Scarlett Varidel and Holly Walker. Holly retired after 20 balls at 13 runs and Georgia Black took the strike. Scarlett retired then with 30 off 20, Tanvi Aiyar played strong and later retired with 20 off 20 and soon after off came Georgia retired with 11 off 20. Poppy Weekes came in at 5 and got caught for a duck, Lucy Pagliano took her place at the crease and got 5 off 17 before an unlucky ball through the stumps. Hannah Piper took a risky single for the run out for a duck. Chloe Duce did a great job of upping the run rate with 4 off 7 not out.
The second innings began with Holly Walker taking the new ball. She took none for 12 off 3 at 4 runs per over. Georgia Black took the other end and got none for 22 off 2 with 11 runs per over. After the 2 over spell, Tanvi had figures of 1 for 24 off 2.6, Poppy Weeks took great figures of2 for 8 off 2. Outstanding catches were taken. Unfortunately, Wests didn’t go home with a win but it was a close game. Good luck next week girls!
Wests Ospreys vs Wests Kites
Kites report by Deepika Bogahawatta
On Friday the 5th of January, the West Kites team took on their first game of the season playing against the West Ospreys team. Although losing the toss and having to bat first, Kites kept their spirits high with Deepika Bogahawatta and Ava Knox opening the batting. Kites lost 2 early wickets (good bowling performance from Ospreys), however, Lilly Dart and Stella Scott came out and had a stunning batting performance. At the end of the innings, Kites scored a total of 5-36.
Kites showed a huge amount of enthusiasm and excitement going onto the field. With Ava Knox bowling 2 overs for 5 runs and Jennifer Chirila bowling 2 overs and giving only 7 runs. The Kites kept a tight field throughout the game.
Although the Kites came home with a loss, their encouragement and passion came out as a huge win. The Kites, Ospreys, Umpires and Scorers all an job out there tonight all playing a huge role in the game.
Harris Shield Development
Wests Kestrels vs Souths Flame
by David Kroeger
Kestrels played South’s Flame on Friday night. Kestrels were sent in to bat and scored 8/62. Top scorer in the innings was Mischa Reid who struck some excellent shots.
South’s Flame then went into bat, and while the Kestrels did an excellent job of restricting the run rate with some good bowling and fielding, we just didn’t have enough runs on the board to defend. New players to the team have settled in well and are all contributing to the development of the team.
Wests Egrets vs UQ Fire
Report to come.