Lendlease Breakers and Sydney Thunder allrounder Rachel Trenaman has continued her dominant run of form for the Women’s Australian Under 19 team in an imperious 177-run win over their hosts the South Africa Emerging Women in Pretoria on Friday.
The Australian Under 19 captain scored 91 from 87 balls in a massive total of 7/305. She narrowly missed the opportunity to post her second century of the tri-series between the England Women’s Academy and the South Africa Emerging Women.
In pursuit of the enormous victory target, South Africa were dismissed for just 128 within 29 overs.
Trenaman also scored 122 from 124 balls against the South Africans last Saturday in the second match of the tournament. She is the leading run-scorer for the series with 264 runs at the remarkable average of 88.00.
Australian Under 19 team mate and emerging Breakers batter, Tahlia Wilson, trails Trenaman by 113 runs in second place on that list. Wilson did not play in the victory on Friday.
The win was the fourth from as many matches in the tournament for the Australian Under 19s.
An integral member of Universities’ 2017-18 McDonald’s Women’s Premier Cricket championship success, Maddy Darke (38), was also solid at the top of the order for Australia.
Together with Queensland Fire wicketkeeper-batter, Josie Dooley (56) the pair made a superb start to the Australian innings. Their opening stand added 74 runs from as many balls.
Promising young New South Wales’ allrounders, Sydney Thunder Academy player Hayley Silver-Holmes, and the Breakers’ Saskia Horley also made valuable contributions to the huge total.
Both batters remained unbeaten at the end of the 50 overs. Horley scored 30 not out from 12 deliveries, while Silver-Holmes also ticked the scoreboard over at rapid speed, with an equally quick 25 not out from 12 balls.
In an outstanding bowling display, Melbourne Renegades bowler Tayla Vlaeminck (5-32) starred for Australia.
Only four South African batters reached double figures. Captain Tazmin Brits (24) and Nadine de Klerk (24) posted the equal top score for the hosts.
Renegades team mate leg-spinner Georgia Wareham (4-17) collected the other four wickets in the South African innings. Anne Bosch was unable to bat absent hurt.