Ulverstone were the big winners from Rounds 13 and 14, with their victory over Mowbray sealing top spot. Latrobe pinched second position and a home Semi-Final with a win over Riverside, but they were upstaged by Sheffield later in the day, with the Mountaineers finishing their season with a win over the Demons. Wynyard fell to Launceston in their opening match but secured third place on the ladder with a win over Devonport. The Burnie Hurricanes slipped to fourth on the table with their loss to Mowbray, while Devonport also fell to Launceston to round out their maiden season.
Wynyard all-rounder Steph Shaw produced the standout individual performance of the Female Greater Northern Cup Gala Day, scoring 95.5 points in her team’s win over Devonport. She set up a competitive Bluebelles score with 38 runs in the middle order, then played a major role with the ball and in the field, claiming 2/12, taking 3 catches and sharing in a run out. Shaw will collect a $100 Hursey Seafoods dine-in voucher for producing the best individual performance of the weekend.
Shaw’s Bluebelles team-mate Cherie Hawkins also enjoyed a productive day, scoring 85 points against Launceston with 4/7 and 5 runs with the bat. She backed it up with 75 points in Wynyard’s win over Devonport, making 35 runs and claiming 2/8. The Burnie Hurricanes’ Madeline Clarke (68), Wynyard’s Abbey Hawkins (65) and Ulverstone’s Samantha Cotton (55) also produced good performances on the final day of the roster season.
Devonport’s Martina Steven has won the overall Hursey Seafoods CNW Female MVP Award for 2018/2019, scoring 506 points. In an outstanding season, Steven claimed 12 wickets, scored 247 runs, took one catch and snared one run out from her 10 games. What makes her performance more remarkable is the fact it is her first season of outdoor cricket! Martina will be presented with a medallion and $500 cash thanks to our naming rights sponsor Hursey Seafoods at the CNW Presentation Evening on Wednesday March 27.
In the closest finish in the award’s history, only 33 points separated the top six place-getters, which is the equivalent of two wickets across the entire 14-round season. Wynyard’s Cherie Hawkins pipped her daughter Abbey by 3.5 points to claim second place, with Bluebelles’ team-mate Hayley Marshall one point further back. Ulverstone’s Samantha Cotton and the Burnie Hurricanes Suzie Gale rounded out the top six.
Top Performers – Rounds 13 & 14 (Female Greater Northern Cup T20 Matches)
95.5 points – Steph Shaw (Wynyard v Devonport): 38 runs, 2/12, 3 catches, 1 run out.
85 points – Cherie Hawkins (Wynyard v Launceston): 4/7, 5 runs.
75 points – Cherie Hawkins (Wynyard v Devonport): 35 runs, 2/8.
68 points – Madeline Clarke (Burnie Hurricanes v Mowbray): 2/12, 23 runs, 1 catch.
65 points – Abbey Hawkins (Wynyard v Launceston): 3/15, 1 catch.
55 points – Samantha Cotton (Ulverstone v Mowbray): 2/18, 1 catch, 1 run out, 5 runs.
47 points – Suzie Gale (Burnie Hurricanes v Mowbray): 2/14, 1 catch, 2 runs.
46 points – April Brown (Burnie Hurricanes v Mowbray): 2/15, 6 runs.
46 points – Georgia Anderson (Sheffield v Latrobe): 1/6, 25 not out.
42 points – Joanne Ellis (Latrobe v Riverside): 22 runs, 1/13.
Final Points (completion of roster season)
506 points – Martina Steven (Devonport)
488.5 points – Cherie Hawkins (Wynyard)
485 points – Abbey Hawkins (Wynyard)
484 points – Hayley Marshall (Wynyard)
481 points – Samantha Cotton (Ulverstone)
473 points – Suzie Gale (Burnie Hurricanes)