Northern District has won the McDonald's Women's Premier Cricket First Grade title for the first time after upsetting hot favourites Sydney in a grand final boilover at Bankstown Oval.

The Rangers recovered from a shaky start after batting first, rebuilding from 3-17 to post a competitive 7-173 from their 50 overs.

It proved more than enough against Sydney's powerful batting line-up, with the Tigers bowled out for just 97 in 36 overs.

The minor premiers had been coasting at 0-42 before losing 10-55 in an almighty collapse.

2020-21 NSW Premier Division Womens Grand Final Highlights 

NDs off-spinner Lauren Smith, who opened the bowling, was named Player of the Match after taking 3-16 from her 10 overs.

She was well supported by left-arm finger spinner Alisha Bates (2-19) and leg-spinner Anika Learoyd (2-3).

Learoyd also stood tall with the bat, making a classy 48 to assist Matilda Lugg (35) and Abbey Taylor (37 not out) in resuscitating their team's innings.

Mary-Anne Henderson stood out with the ball for Sydney taking 3-20. 

"Sydney were the more consistent all year and have the big names so we went in as underdogs, but everyone did their job and contributed," NDs skipper Kirsten Smith said.

"We didn’t start that well with the bat, but consolidated, and it was a similar story with the ball.

"They got off to a good start but we just stayed in the contest and started taking wickets.

"That's our first title so it's a great honour to be part of that. We are stoked."

Sydney skipper Gizelle Plummer said: "It's a bit disappointing but that's the way it goes. Credit to them.

"We've got off to a good start but unfortunately then lost wickets regularly right up until the end.

"It wasn't the batting performance you want on grand final day.

"Today is disappointing but it does show how far we've come in the last couple of years and how far we can go."

Manly-Warringah took out the Women's Second Grade premiership, beating Sydney by 58 runs. It was Manly-Warringah's first premiership in any grade of Women's Premier Cricket.

Skipper Mikaela Turik (40) and Charlotte Camburn (43) guided the Waratahs to 8-174 from 50 overs before the bowlers went to work.

Mia Waddington (2-21), Annabel Hutt (2-15) and Zara Shipp (2-15) did the bulk of the damage as the Tigers were bowled out for 116.

Parramatta defeated Sydney in the Under 18 Brewer Shield final by 32 runs at Birchgrove Oval.

Scores here (click the 'Grade' tab to change grades).

First Grade Final


Sydney v Northern District, at Bankstown Oval

Northern District 7-173 (A Learoyd 48, A Taylor 37no, M Lugg 35, K Smith 20, M Henderson 3-20) def Sydney 97 (K Churchland 23, N McDonald 22, L Smith 3-16, A Learoyd 2-3, A Bates 2-19)

Player of the Final: Lauren Smith (Northern District)

Umpires: Peter Tate & Tim Donahoo.

Second Grade Final

Manly-Warringah v Sydney, at LM Graham Reserve

Manly-Warringah 8-174 (C Camburn 43, M Turik 40, L Campbell 2-32) def Sydney 116 (G Martin 26, A Hutt 2-15, Z Shipp 2-15, M Waddington 2-21)

Player of the Final: Mikaela Turik (Manly-Warringah)

Umpires: John Colwell & Elizabeth O’Dwyer.

Brewer Shield Final

Sydney v Parramatta, at Birchgrove Oval

Parramatta 9-196 (K Pelle 62, S Mavros 38, V Deobhankar 28, D Webster 2-26, L Veitch 2-34, L Metry 2-47) def Sydney 164 (S Kalachian 55, H Zauch 34, G Bryson-Smith 31, A Mavros 4-14, L Wilson 2-29)

Player of the Final: Alex Mavros (Parramatta)

Umpires: Katie Collins & David Stewart