Wests girls played some fine cricket this week with improved performances all round and some great wins! Our teams are looking strong in the Kirby short Cup and the Harris Shield competitions running into the finals in a couple of weeks time!
Kirby Short Cup
Wests Hawks vs UQ Heat
The game went down to the wire but the Hawks managed to pull off the win thanks in large part to a great all-round effort by Emma Lockwood!
Wests Harriers vs Wests Ospreys
by Scarlett Varidel
On Friday the Wests Harriers took on the Wests Ospreys. It was a challenging Game but it was the Harriers that came out with the win. The Ospreys won the toss and elected to bat. Lacey Kennedy and Ishani Singh opened the batting. Opening the bowling was Chloe Duce and Tanvi Aiyar. There were some great performances with the ball, Tanvi came out with none for 11 off 4 with one maiden. Once 20 overs were completed, the Ospreys were 4-110 runs.
Opening the batting was Scarlett Varidel and Holly walker, Holly finished on 3 off 8 and got run out. Chloe Duce racked up a score of 19 off 25 and retired, after a few quick wickets, they were needing the retired batsmen to come back in to win the game. Scarlett ended up on 45 off 39 and the girls took the victory. Great game girls and the best of luck next week.
Wests Ospreys vs Wests Harriers
Last Friday the 12th of February, Wests Ospreys took on the Wests Harriers in a close game at Chelmer. The girls played extremely well with the game coming down to the last over. In the end, the Harriers won by 7 wickets with only 2 balls remaining in the Harriers’ batting innings.
The girls batted and bowled well with the highlights of Penny Munday with 1 wicket for 11 runs off two overs and Olivia Totten achieving 17 runs off of 7 balls with a strike rate of 242.86. Nuthana Kakkirala also created a run out for the team.
With everyone in the Ospreys team training hard, the girls cannot wait to take on Souths Fire in the coming week.
Wests Kites vs Souths Fire
by Deepika Bogahawatta
On Friday the 12th of February West Kites played against Souths Fire.
With Kites off to a great start by winning the toss and choosing to bat Ava Knox and Deepika Bogahawatta opened their batting. With Deepika Bogahawatta scoring 19 runs not out and Lilly Dart scoring 12 of 32. At the end of a stunning batting performance the Kites were 6 for 69.
Going out to bowl the Kites were tight on the field and bowled amazingly. With Kaitlyn getting our first wicket and bowling 4 overs and only giving 13 runs the Kites were off to a great start. Then with Breanna van Hout and Jennifer Chrila keeping the bowling tight and keeping the runs down. And of course Stella Scott is a superb keeper who stops anything that goes behind the stumps!
Even though the Kites came home with a loss, their batting, bowling and fielding were above and beyond.
Particular mention to Caitlin Holmes, who made her debut, and bowled with pace and accuracy and returned figures of 1 for 13 off 4 overs.
Harris Shield Development
Wests Kestrels vs Souths Flame
by David Kroeger
On Friday evening the West’s Kestrels played against Kenmore Blaze at Dunlop Park. There was a much improved performance of running between wickets by the batters, and bowlers conceded fewer wides than in the past. Unfortunately the team still didn’t manage a win though. Hopefully this will happen in the next couple of weeks.
Wests Egrets vs BSK Flamingos
Report to come.