Gordon, Universities, Campbelltown-Camden and St George-Sutherland 1 all confirmed their passage into the semi-finals of the Women’s First and Second Grade T20 competition which start this weekend.
Gordon finished top of the ladder with an impressive ten wins from 11 games and have lost just once through the whole competition thus far.
It secured victory in its round 11 clash via a strong batting effort from its top order who all heavily contributed as it posted 4-147.
The standouts were Charlotte Anneveld who hammered 66 not out from just 41 balls with 11 fours and one six. Anneveld has been in sublime touch of late, hitting scores of 38, 40 and now 66.
She was supported by Captain Hannah Trollip who hit 31 from 23 balls opening the innings. Her innings included an impressive six boundaries. Her score of 31 took her T20 run tally to 279 runs at a brilliant average of 69.80
Penrith White struggled in reply posting just 5-110 from its 20 overs as Anneveld capped off a brilliant match collecting figures of 2-20 from four overs.
At Bill Ball Oval, St George-Sutherland 1 and Universities played out a thrilling, low scoring encounter.
Universities dismissed St George-Sutherland for a meagre 59, Emily Mifsud was the star with the ball collecting incredible figures of 4-9 from four overs. It’s not the first time that Mifsud has performed brilliantly with the ball, taking 4-5 against Northern District in round 1 of the T20 competition. She has now collected 15 wickets at an average of 8.9 from eight matches.
However, it found itself in big trouble after having a major batting collapse in the middle order.
After starting well to be 2-46 at one stage, the students went into damage control losing a phenomenal 7-13 to be 9-59 when Captain Maisy Gibson was dismissed. Luckily the last pair of Brooke Lutz and Dharshia Srinivas was able to hold firm and pull off the thrilling one-wicket win.
In the other round 11 fixtures: Bankstown cruised to a nine-wicket win against Northern District, Sydney defeated Parramatta by nine-wickets in its clash at Graheme Thomas Oval, Campbelltown-Camden defeated Penrith Black by 38-runs and St George-Sutherland 2 had the bye.
The highlight in round 12 action was a splendid unbeaten 95 by Bankstown Captain Laura Wright. Her innings came off only 72 balls with no less than 15 boundaries. On the strength of Wright’s innings Bankstown was able to post 3-150 from its 20 overs.
In reply, Sydney could only reach 8-121 from its 20 overs as Emma Newman (4-27 from four overs) bowled very well and restricted the Sydney batters. Unfortunately the win wasn’t enough for Bankstown to squeeze into the semi-finals.
Elsewhere, St George-Sutherland 1 ensured its semi-final spot with a six-wicket win over Penrith Black at Howell Oval.
After restricting the home side to 115 from its 20 overs, St George-Sutherland 1 cruised to victory just four wickets down with still 23 balls to spare. The win sees it finish fourth on the ladder and it will face off against ladder leading Gordon in a semi-final clash at Raby Oval next Sunday.
Parramatta finished the season on a high with a nine-wicket win against Northern District after successfully chasing down 132 at Graheme Thomas Oval.
Rebecca Miller (52) and fellow opener Kelsey Miller (46 not out) guided the chase as it passed the required total with still 3.3 overs to spare.
Earlier on, Northern District had got to a competitive 7-131 on the strength of Jemma Astley’s 65 not out which included nine boundaries.
In the other Round 12 fixtures, Gordon finished first on the ladder with a five-wicket win against St George-Sutherland 2 at Killara Oval, Campbelltown-Camden wrapped up third on the ladder with a 29-run win against Universities at Bill Ball Oval and Penrith White had the bye.
Next week’s semi-finals sees Gordon take on St George-Sutherland 1 at Raby Oval 1, whilst at Raby Oval 2 Universities and Campbelltown-Camden will meet for the second time in a week.