Gordon pace bowler and teenager Sophie Martland returned a season best of seven wickets in Women’s Premier Cricket on Sunday during a comprehensive victory over St George-Sutherland at Chatswood Oval.
Martland took an astonishing 7-17 from 8.5 overs as the Slayers were dismissed for just 75. Her haul included four maidens and six of her dismissals were bowled.
The next best figures this season were taken by Gordon team mate Charlotte Anneveld, who claimed 6-12 against Universities a fortnight ago. It was Martland's first five-wicket haul in the top grade.
Gordon reached the victory target comfortably in under 25 overs and took victory by eight wickets.
After losing two early wickets, opening batter Olivia Fanning (26 not out) and wicketkeeper-batter Keisha Dowsett (29 not out) shared an unbeaten third-wicket partnership of 52 to seal the dominant win.
Former NSW Breakers allrounder Carly Leeson claimed best bowling figures for Universities against Penrith during her first Premier Cricket match of the season on Sunday.
Returning after the conclusion of her domestic season with the ACT Meteors, Leeson took 3-16 from 10 overs for Universities to help restrict Penrith to 8/136 from its 50 overs. Spinner Jade Allen took 2-30 from 10 overs in support.
Player of this season’s First Grade T20 tournament Bess Heath top-scored for the students in the run chase with 42 guiding her side to a six-wicket win in only 23 overs.
Universities finished 4/137 in reply to 8/136.
Heath shared a third-wicket partnership of 53 with Erica James (36).
Universities are now third on the table with five wins and leapfrog Penrith who are now fourth.
Bankstown dismissed the in-form Northern District for only 103 in 45.1 overs.
The wickets were spread between seven bowlers, with Prudence Roebuck taking best figures of 2-8 from six overs. The other six bowlers took a scalp each while two run outs were affected.
Bankstown took victory by four wickets. ACT Meteors spinner Isabelle Afaras took best figures of 2-14 from six overs for Northern District. Tara Craig claimed 2-16 from six overs.
The fixture between Parramatta and Sydney at Merrylands Park was abandoned without a ball bowled due to wet weather during the week creating unfit playing conditions. Campbelltown-Camden had the bye.
Campbelltown-Camden 156, defeated Universities, 64.
Northern District 4/168, defeated Gordon, 8/138.
Sydney 4/57, defeated Manly-Warringah, 56.
Parramatta 8/210, defeated Penrith, 64.
St George-Sutherland 7/164, defeated by Bankstown, 2/165.
Campbelltown-Camden 4/103, defeated Manly-Warringah, 3/84.
St George-Sutherland 86 and 1/12, defeated Gordon, 7/86 and 0/8 (match went to Super Over).
Universities 2/148, defeated UTS North Sydney, 42.
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