Wests girls piled on the runs and the wickets in another action-packed round of fixtures last weekend (apart from the Ospreys game which was washed out). Our Harris Shield teams go into semi-finals this week while our Hawks team qualified for direct entry to the Kirby Short Cup final in two weeks time.
The Kestrels and Egrets had great games, showing big improvements and they both look forward to another challenging round next week!
Kirby Short Cup
Wests Hawks vs Valley Navy
The Hawks completed their final regular season game with a win over the Valley Navy team, with the younger members of the team leading the way! Read the full match report at the link below.
Wests Kites vs Wests Harriers
by Deepika Bogahawatta
On Friday night 19/02/2021 the West Kites took on the West Harriers. The Kites started off by batting first and stayed on with the strong bowling attack from the Harriers. At the end of 20 overs, the Kites were 3 for 44. Breanna van Hout and Deepika Bogahawatta scored most runs for the team.
Going out to bowl the West Kites were enthusiastic, excited and energetic on the field. The Kites kept the pressure on giving only 7 runs for the first 4 overs (accurate bowling from Caitlin Holmes and Ava Knox) and Deepika getting 2 wickets on the 6th over of the innings. Jennifer Chirila bowled superbly taking 2 wickets for 6 runs off 2 overs. Although the Kites lost the game, it gave the team some learnings to practice on the next training session.
Wests Harriers vs Wests Kites
by Scarlett Varidel
On Friday, the West’s Harriers took on the West’s Kites. The Harriers won the toss and chose to bowl. Opening from the northern end was Holly Walker with none for 4 off 3. Poppy weeks came in from the southern end with great figures of 1 for 5 off 2. The wickets were falling fast, but the Kites came out with 44 runs.
Hannah Piper and Georgia black opened the batting for the Harriers. With a great partnership of 15 runs! Then came in Chloe Duce to have a short innings after Deepika Bogahawatta took her stumps. There were some high scores with the batting but overall the Harriers came out with a win in the 13th over to obtain their place at the top of the Harris Shield table. The Harris Shield is a big success for the Westies, hope you do well next week!
Wests Ospreys vs Souths Fire
Unfortunately the Ospreys game was washed out this week.
But… the Ospreys girls will get a showdown with the Souths girls after all when they face them in their semi-final next week!
Harris Shield Development
Wests Kestrels vs UQ Blaze
by David Kroeger.
The Kestrels played UQ Blaze on Friday evening at the Graceville Memorial Park oval. UQ won the toss and elected to bat. They got off to a flying start through their openers and managed to put on 86 runs in the first 10 overs. They girls maintained a positive attitude throughout and the fielding and bowling and finished strongly, ultimately restricting UQ to 5/129. We managed 2 run-outs and M. Reid, C Mathers and R Howlett each took a wicket.
The Kestrels then tackled the daunting task of trying to chase down this score. Our openers, M. Reid and D. Menon got us off to a great start. They finished with scores of 15 not out and 16 not out respectively. Unfortunately the required run rate kept climbing and our batters eventually finished on 4/86 after 20 overs.
It was lovely having all 10 players available to play and everyone made good contributions. Two aspects of the team performance showed significant improvement: overall fielding and running between the wickets, so well done girls. Hopefully we’ll be able to record a win in the last few games of the season.
Wests Egrets vs BSK Flamingos
The Egrets enjoyed a bye this week. So they’ll be rested up a raring to go for their game against the BSK Unicorns next weekend!