WNCL Debrief – Perry In The Runs As Breakers Go Top

New South Wales Breakers (273-5) bt. Tasmania Roar (240)

Ellyse Perry led the way for the Breakers, hitting 86 off 84 balls before being caught & bowled by Heather Knight, making her first WNCL appearance of the season for the Roar. Perry was strongly backed by Nicola Carey (65 off 52) and a late cameo from Laura Marsh (22* off 19).

In reply, Knight top-scored with 48, as no fewer than four Roar batsmen failed to get through the 40s; and the Roar were already falling well short when Lauren Smith cleaned up the tail, taking 3-10 in 3.1 overs as they were bowled out in the 50th.

The result puts the Breakers on top of the table with 14 points, though just one point separates first from fourth in the race to finish in the top two and make the final later this month.