An impressive performance by Penrith White’s Ashley Day has helped it to a eight-wicket win over rivals Penrith Black at Lance Hutchinson Oval in Round Seven action in the Women’s First and Second Grade T20 competition.
Day collected 2-18 from four overs with the ball and helped restrict Penrith Black to 5-107 from its 20 overs.
She then heavily contributed with the bat as Penrith Black pursued victory.
Day hit an unbeaten 60 as it passed the required total just two wickets down and with five balls to spare. It was Day’s first half-century of the First and Second Grade T20 competition.
A Kira Churchland half-century helped Sydney to a 10-wicket hiding of Parramatta at Graheme Thomas Oval.
Parramatta was only able to post 7-97 from its 20 overs as Sydney opening bowler Emma Felsch took 3-13 from four overs in an inspired spell.
In reply, Sydney coasted home as Churchland (50 not out from 43 balls ) and fellow opener Naomi McDonald (31 not out from 35 balls) passed the target of 98 with all ten wickets in tact.
Another side to achieve victory in Round Seven action was Campbelltown-Camden on the back of an all-round effort by Clara Iemma.
Iemma collected miserly figures of 2-5 from three overs as Northern District laboured to 6-78 from its 20 overs.
Iemma (26 not out) and fellow opener and Captain Stefanie Daffara (34 not out) ensured the victory was by ten-wickets and did so in just 10 overs of play.
In the other Round Seven games: Bankstown defeated St George Sutherland 2 by 38-runs, and Gordon defeated St George Sutherland 1 by seven-wickets. Universities had the bye.
In Round Eight action, Universities ensured that St George Sutherland 2 had a win-less weekend by defeated it by 11-runs in a tense match at Graheme Thomas Oval.
Sent in, Universities scored 8-110 with Rachel Li the mainstay with the bat scoring 38.
In reply, St George Sutherland 2 could only get to 6-99 as Universities’s Qanita Jalil (3-16) derailed any chance they had of chasing down the target.
66 from Clara Iemma wasn’t enough to get victory for Campbelltown-Camden in its clash against ladder leading Gordon.
Gordon posted an intimidating 4-150 and in reply Campbelltown-Camden could only muster 6-116 from its 20 overs despite Iemma’s 66.
In a bright spot for Iemma, she has now scored 165 runs in the First and Second Grade T20 competition at an average of 55 as well as collecting 8 wickets at an average of just 9.90
In the round’s other matches: Penrith Black recorded a 19-run win over Parramatta with Lisa Griffith (48 not out and 1-3) the standout performer, Sydney defeated Bankstown at Jensen Oval by four-wickets and St George Sutherland 1 recorded a 23-run win over Northern District at Raby Oval 2.
Penrith White had the bye.