Meteors explode to bowl out weary Spirit

The ACT Meteors have caused quite the upset in the WNCL, defeating Victoria to get their first win on the board for the season and resigning Victoria to their third loss of the year.

The Meteors sent the Vics into bat, and it proved a fruitful decision. It only took them two and a half overs to land their first wicket, when Rhiann O’Donnell was run out for a duck. After that, the wickets just kept falling.

Amy Vine, Nicole Faltum and Tess Flintoff all fell cheaply before the 10 over mark, and the Vics found themselves at 4/14. Makinley Blows and Kimberley Garth then settled things slightly for Victoria, before Garth was dismissed in the 17th over.

Blows and Anna Lanning were then able to settle for a little bit longer, but after that the wickets just came too fast and too regularly, and in the end they were bowled out for only 87 in the 32nd over. It was Lanning who top scored for the Vics with 26 not out, while Garth made 24.

Meanwhile for the Meteors, Erin Osborne and Zoe Cooke were the stars with the ball. Osborne took 4/15 off her 7.2 overs, which included a maiden. Cooke on the other hand took 3/5 off her five overs, which included three maidens.

In the chase, although they lost Katie Mack early, Erica Kershaw and Rebecca Carter settled to put the result really beyond doubt. Although they lost a couple more wickets, the result was already beyond doubt and the Meteors went on to win by five wickets.

It was Kershaw and Carter who top scored for the Meteors, with 29 and 22 respectively. Meanwhile for the Victorians, Rhys McKenna took three of the five wickets, while Samantha Bates took the other two.

The Victorians do not have to wait too long for their next match and another chance to finally get a win on the board. They face Tasmania on Wednesday.

The Meteors have to wait a little bit longer for their next clash. They don’t have a game until the March 9 when they also play Tasmania.

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