Parramatta collected victory in Round Four action of the McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket Season on the back of a half century to Rebecca Miller. Miller posted 70 and was well supported by Kelsey Miller (40) as it posted 5-143 from its 20 overs.
For Rebecca Miller it was his third half century on the trot after scoring 56, 64 not out and now 70. In reply Penrith White was dismissed for 106 despite a fighting innings from Ashley Day (41) to hand Parramatta a 37-run win. Kelsey Miller backed up her performance with the bat by collecting 3-11 with the ball.
At Jensen Oval, St George-Sutherland 1 held firm to record an important 14-run win against Bankstown. Joanne Kelly top scored for St George-Sutherland with 62 off 55 balls with 10 fours and a six. In reply, Bankstown was restricted to 3-125 off its 20 overs thanks to some economical bowling headed by Abby Burrows (2-15) and Clare Crewdson (0-21 from four overs).
Elsewhere, St George-Sutherland 2 defeated Sydney by seven-wickets in its clash at Raby Oval 2, Universities powered to a convincing nine-wicket win against Penrith Black at Howell Oval and Campbelltown-Camden defeated Northern District at Raby Oval 1. Gordon had the bye.
A brilliant bowling effort by Campbelltown-Camden was the backbone of its ten-wicket thumping of Sydney Cricket Club in round five of the McDonald’s Women’s NSW Premier Cricket Season played over the weekend. Leading the way was Belinda Vakarewa who collected quite remarkable figures of 4-7 from her four overs. It was Vakarewa’s first game of the T20 tournament and she made up for lost time with her efforts with the ball. She was backed up by Clara Iemma who took 2-9 from four overs as Sydney mustered just 52. It could have been so much worse had Campbelltown-Camden not bowled 21 sundries. Campbelltown-Camden chased down the total easily in 7.1 overs for the victory
Half centuries to Hannah Trollip (70) and Saskia Horley (68 not out) powered Gordon to another win as they dispatched Penrith Black by 101-runs. Trollip continued her rich form with the bat hitting 70 off 47 balls with eight fours and a six, whilst Horley hit 68 not out from 57 balls with seven fours as Gordon reached 3-178 from its 20 overs.
Penrith Black was routed for just 77 in reply as Fiona Urquhart (3-9), Isabella Fitzgibbon (2-1) and Claire Jones (2-6) caused it problems all day.
In the round’s other results: Northern District defeated St George-Sutherland 2 by 11-runs at Raby Oval 2, Bankstown drubbed Parramatta by nine-wickets at Jensen Oval and St
George Sutherland 1 defeated Penrith White by 12-runs at Graheme Thomas Oval. Universities had the bye.
The T20 competition continues on the 8th January, 2017 after the Christmas break. As the table stands, Gordon are in first place with four wins from four, followed by Universities in second, Campbelltown-Camden in third and St George Sutherland 1 in fourth place. Whilst in the 1st grade competition, there is a three-way tie at the top of the ladder between Sydney Rangers, Bankstown Sports and Gordon all on 31 points. Universities rounds out the top four on 25 points, eight clear of the chasing pack.