WNCL Debrief – Nicole Bolton Hits 100 In Losing Cause

ACT Meteors (184/3) bt Tasmania Roar (182)

New Zealand’s Lea Tahuhu took 3-12 as Tasmania were bowled out for 182 in the final over; with Berkshire overseas Crinny Hall top-scoring for the Roar with 64.

Katie Mack then made 67 and Sara McGlashan 62* as the Meteors chased them down inside 38 overs – McGlashan winning the game with a 6!

Vic Spirit (246/4) bt Queensland Fire (245/7)

Southern Star Grace Harris opened for Queensland, smashing 67 off 56 balls, with Kirby Short (60) and Beth Mooney (49) also chipping-in as the Fire posted 245/7, with England’s Danni Wyatt taking 3-40.

Victoria got the runs with an over to spare, with Sarah Eliot (52) and Meg Lanning (89*) making the key contributions.

New South Wales Breakers (220/9) bt Western Australia Fury (219/5)

Western Australia got off to a furious [*sorry!] start with Nicole Bolton hitting the first century of this season’s WNCL – 104 off 141 balls- after an opening stand of 143 with Elyse Villani (48). The Fury lost steam a bit towards the end, but still managed to reach 219 for the loss of 5 down, with England’s Laura Marsh bowling 10 wicketless overs for 33.

In reply, fifties from Rachel Haynes (72) and Ellyse Perry (57) looked to have put the Breakers in a strong position. However a late collapse made things very squeaky for NWS, but they were nevertheless somehow able to scrape over the line with 9 wickets down and just one ball remaining!