South Australia Scorpions (264-7) bt. New South Wales Breakers (210)
A man-of-the-match century from England’s Sarah Taylor gave the South Australia Scorpions their first WNCL championship as they took on the New South Wales Breakers in this year’s final at the Hurstville Oval in Sydney.
Batting first, the Scorpions made 264 from their 50 overs – the heart of which was a 2nd-wicket partnership of 181 between Bridget Patterson (74) and Sarah Taylor, who hit her 110 off just 106 balls.
In reply, the Breakers’ innings never really quite took off. Alyssa Healy (37) made a start but was unable to push on; and wickets continued to fall as the Breakers slipped further behind the rate. Despite a late rallying 58 off 38 balls from Naomi Stalenberg coming in at 8, NSW were bowled out more than fifty runs short in the 46th over.
The Scorpions’ victory ends the New South Wales Breakers’ decade-long WNCL winning streak and avenges last year’s final defeat.