The surprise team of the McDonald’s Women’s Premier Cricket competition, Parramatta, remain on top of the table leading into round seven on Sunday.
The side that largely comprises teenagers has led the competition since round one. Currently they lead the field by seven points, and remain undefeated, with Penrith in second with three wins, one loss and a draw.
Parramatta is captained by 15-year-old Sydney Sixers allrounder Hayley Silver-Holmes.
Her opening bowling partner, Kate Peterson, is the equal leading wicket taker in the 50-over competition with Breakers seamer Rene Farrell and St George-Sutherland spinner Julie Muir. All three bowlers have nine wickets to their name.
Parramatta hosts third-placed Gordon this Sunday with the visitors strengthened by the inclusion of 18-year-old Breakers allrounder Saskia Horley for the match.
Horley joins numerous Breakers who are available for round seven fixtures on Sunday.
Sydney Thunder and Breakers allrounder Lisa Griffith has been named for Penrith in its match against Universities at David Phillips South.
Griffith showed some good form for the Thunder during the most recent edition of the WBBL completed in late January. She claimed nine wickets at the tidy average of 24.55.
Last Sunday, Griffith collected the miserly figures of 2-16 from 10 overs, in her club’s 33-run win over St George-Sutherland at Howell Oval.
This season the right-arm medium pacer has claimed eight wickets at 18.6 from six matches across all formats.
Griffith, 26, will lead the Penrith side on Sunday in the absence of club captain Mikayla Hinkley.
The 20-year-old Breakers batter is unavailable due to her selection in the NSW Indigenous Women’s team currently competing at the National Indigenous Championships in Alice Springs.
Muir is captain of the Women's Indigenous team who are currently undefeated at the championships.
Hinkley starred in the win over St George-Sutherland last Sunday. She made her second highest score for Penrith of 102.
Universities will have Breakers allrounder Carly Leeson, 20, available for the match against Penrith.
Breakers reserve wicketkeeper Hannah Trethewy is once again available for Campbelltown-Camden after she led her team to an important six-wicket victory over Northern District last round.
She completed four catches in the win which was her best return of the season to date. Incredibly, Trethewy had not claimed a catch before that match but had completed eight stumpings.
The win elevated the Ghosts to fourth on the table and they will be seeking to improve on that position with another win over Sydney at Ryde Oval.
In the other match during round seven, Bankstown meet Northern District at Bankstown Oval. St George-Sutherland have the bye.
Basil Sellers Scholar Matilda Lugg is currently the leading run-scorer for Northern District in the 50-over Women’s Premier Cricket competition. She has 153 runs at 76.5 including a highest score of 102 against Universities in round two.
In Second Grade, ladder leaders Gordon host Universities at Chatswood Oval. Campbelltown-Camden are at home to Bankstown, Sydney travel to Mark Taylor Oval to take on Northern District and St George-Sutherland meet Parramatta at Glenn McGrath Oval.
Round eight of the Under 18 Brewer Shield sees the leaders of the Sixers Conference Northern District Blue play UTS North Sydney at Tunks Park.
Northern District Gold host Manly-Warringah and Sydney meet Gordon at Killara Park in the other two matches scheduled for the Sixers Conference on Sunday.
In the Thunder Conference, the first-placed Bankstown Sports are at home to Parramatta. Penrith host St George-Sutherland and Universities meet Campbelltown-Camden at David Phillips North.
On Saturday in the Third Grade T20 competition, Universities Gold meet St George-Sutherland in back-to-back matches at Tonbridge Park, Manly-Warringah play Campbelltown-Camden twice and Universities Blue are scheduled to play two matches against Bankstown. Gordon have the bye.