Tassie confirms place in WNCL Final after rolling Victoria

TASMANIA has confirmed its place in the Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) final, after the Tigers steamrolled Victoria to win comfortably by seven wickets. After Maisy Gibson ripped through the Victorian line up, the Tigers reached the target with relative ease.

The Victorians actually chose to bat first, and to say their innings was a disaster would be an understatement.

From 1/15 in the fifth over, things just got worse and worse for the Victorians. They can take the positive that there were no hattricks, or even any zero-run partnerships, and they did make their 50 overs, but only two partnerships of more than 10 runs meant that they Victorian innings was never going to be big.

From 7/36 in the 18th over, a couple of good partnerships late meant that the Victorians were able to stumble to 130 before being all bowled out in the last over. The highest scorer for the Victorians was Rhys McKenna, who made 33. Sophie Day was not too far behind on 27 not out.

As previously mentioned, it was Gibson who was the chief destroyer with the ball for the Tasmanians. In her 10 overs, she bowled a whopping three maidens and took 5/19. She was ably assisted by Sasha Moloney, who took 3/26 off her 10 overs, which included one maiden.

In reply, the Tasmanians did lose three wickets, but still reached the target with relative ease. They only needed 31 overs and one ball to reach the target. Emma Mannix-Geeves was the top scorer with 37, while Corinne Hall finished on 35 not out.

Meanwhile for the Victorians, Kimberley Garth, Samantha Bates and Tess Flintoff took one of the wickets each.

Tasmania have now finished the home and away component of their season, and now wait in anticipation for who the Tigers face in the final. The Victorians on the other hand have one last match this season on March 21 against the South Australians.

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