All the Round 6 twilight matches were completed in glorious conditions last Saturday. Two of the scheduled Round 5 Female Competition matches were completed last weekend. At West Park Oval the Burnie Hurricanes picked up an important 17-run win over Ulverstone, while Latrobe edged out a plucky Sheffield outfit by the same margin. Wynyard scored a valuable away win, defeating an improving Devonport side by 34 runs.
Latrobe all-rounder Rachel Kirkwood produced the round’s best individual performance, scoring 58 points in the Demons win over the Mountaineers. She made a valuable 18 runs with the bat, then claimed 2/13 to restrict the Sheffield batting line-up. Kirkwood will collect this week’s $100 Hursey Seafoods dine-in voucher as the round’s highest points scorer.
Other notable performances came from Latrobe’s Zoe Lowry, who scored 56 points to continue her impressive return from long-term injury, and the Burnie Hurricanes Montana Bradley, who scored 53.5 points in a solid batting and wicket-keeping display. Wynyard’s Alana Woodhouse also produced a personal best performance, scoring 44 points thanks to a fine innings of 43 not out.
Burnie Hurricanes all-rounder Suzie Gale extended her lead atop the overall Hursey Seafoods Female MVP Award leader board, now 76 points clear of Wynyard’s Hayley Marshall. Bluebelles teenager Abbey Hawkins has climbed into third place, a further 26 points behind. Consistent performances have also propelled Devonport’s Martina Steven into the top six.
Round 6 – Female Competition T20 Games (January 8, 2019)
Burnie Hurricanes v Ulverstone
53.5 points – Montana Bradley (Burnie Hurricanes): 45 not out, 1 catch, 1 run out.
40 points – Suzie Gale (Burnie Hurricanes): 2/11.
40 points – Sarah Walton (Burnie Hurricanes): 2/16.
Devonport v Wynyard
48 points – Martina Steven (Devonport): 1/15, 28 runs.
46 points – Abbey Hawkins (Wynyard): 20 not out, 1/11, 1 catch.
44 points – Alana Woodhouse (Wynyard): 43 not out.
Sheffield v Latrobe
58 points – Rachel Kirkwood (Latrobe): 18 runs, 2/13.
56 points – Zoe Lowry (Latrobe): 10 not out, 2/11, 1 run out.
40 points – Melissa Cox (Latrobe): 2/3.
Leader board (after Round 6)
350 points – Suzie Gale (Burnie Hurricanes)
274 points – Hayley Marshall (Wynyard)
248 points – Abbey Hawkins (Wynyard)
214 points – Samantha Cotton (Ulverstone)
205.5 points – Madeline Clarke (Burnie Hurricanes)
187 points – Kahla Summers (Ulverstone) & Martina Steven (Devonport)