WNCL Debrief – Scorps Go Top After Devine Intervention

South Austrlia Scorpions (246) bt Westen Australia Fury (157)

New Zealander Sophie Devine, who earlier this year smashed a T20 half-century off just 18 balls against India, was at it again for South Australia today hitting 56 off 54 against Western Australia at the WACA. Coming in at 7 with the Scorpions in a little bit of bother at 148-6, she dragged them on towards a decent total, putting on 30 with Sarah Coyte and then dominating a 65 run partnership with Sam Betts.

The Fury’s reply got off to a disastrous start, with Elyse Villani out for a duck in the first over… and it was pretty-much downhill after that as (…who else?) Sophie Devine took 4-17. Nicole Bolton was in good form again, making 71, but for the second time this weekend she found herself propping up a losing cause as WA subsided to 157 all out.

The bonus point win puts the Scorpions top of WNCL after 2 games, level on points with Vic Spirit who are pushed into second on net run rate.