New South Wales Breakers allrounder Lisa Griffith has produced a match winning performance for Penrith in its win over Gordon during the opening round of McDonald’s Women’s Premier Cricket on the weekend.
Griffith claimed 4-33 from 10 overs in the 41-run victory at Howell Oval on Sunday. She was well supported by numerous other Penrith bowlers to dismiss Gordon for 143 in defence of 5/184 from its 50 overs.
Chantelle Downey (2-17) and Laura Avard (2-17) were the other two multiple wicket takers for the victors. Breakers allrounder and Penrith captain Mikayla Hinkley also claimed the tidy figures of 1-30 from seven overs.
Chelsea Davis (44) top-scored for Penrith and Breakers allrounder Naomi Stalenberg (38) also played well in the winning side. Breakers off-spinner Saskia Horley collected 2-23 for Gordon.
Parramatta registered its first win in the top grade of Women’s Premier Cricket against Sydney at Merrylands Park.
The hosts defeated Sydney by 215 runs courtesy of a superb batting display. Elise Noble (65) and teenager Phoebe Litchfield (55) combined for a 102-run opening stand to lay the platform for an imposing total of 6/272.
In reply, Sydney were dismissed for a mere 57. Isabella Malgioglio (3-16) claimed best figures for Parramatta. She joined Renee Hebden (2-8) and Kate Peterson (2-20) as multiple wicket takers in the winning side.
Fifteen-year-old Sydney Sixers allrounder Hayley Silver-Holmes also showed tremendous maturity as captain of the victors. She scored 44 and returned economical figures of 1-8 from six overs.
Rain during the latter part of last week forced draws in the other two matches. Campbelltown-Camden shared the points against Bankstown, likewise a draw was declared between Northern District and St George-Sutherland.
In second grade, St George-Sutherland defeated Campbelltown-Camden, rain forced a draw between Bankstown and Gordon and likewise Universities drew with Northern District.
All matches in third grade were declared draws due to the inclement weather.