WNCL Debrief – Sarah Taylor Smashes Century As Scorps Beat Breakers

South Australia Scorpions (281-5) bt New South Wales Breakers (280-7)

England glove-butler Sarah Taylor smashed 101 off just 103 balls as the Scorpions posted 281, with Bridget Patterson (72) and captain Lauren Ebsary (72*)  also contributing.

The Breakers’ reply was all about Alex Blackwell. who built big partnerships with Ellyse Perry (36) and Nicola Carey (45) on her way to 118* but brilliant death-bowling from Megan Shcutt (4-42) saw NSW fall just short.

Vic Spirit (114-8) bt Tasmania Roar (110)

In a low-scoring match in Brisbane, Extras (26) top-scored for the Roar, as they were bowled out for 110, with leg-spinner Kristen Beams taking 3-24.

Vic Spirit made hard-work of their riposte – losing 8 wickets along the way to 114, with only Sarah Elliot (30) Kirsty Lamb (24*) and Meg Lanning (18) making it into double-figures, although they did get the runs quickly enough to grab a vital bonus point.

Queensland Fire (255-6) bt ACT Meteors (244-9)

From a potentially disastrous 11-3, the Fire recovered to post 255, mainly thanks to a massive 4th-wicket stand of 193 from Jess Jonassen (82) and Delissa Kimmince (100).

In response, opener Katie Mack gave the Meteors some belief through the middle overs, until she hesitated slightly after calling a sharp single and was run out for 61. ACT soldiered-on in what was very-much a team effort, helped by a number of dropped catches in the field, but ended their 50 overs 11 runs short at 244-9, with Sammy-Jo Johnson taking 3-37 for the Fire.

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