IN our weekly wrap-up of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL), let us catch up on all that happened in the WBBL in the past week, which this week includes a couple of east coasters in a hurry to make half a century.
Melbourne Stars (5/186) defeated Adelaide Strikers (8/164)
In a high scoring affair, the Stars held on to pick up their second win of the season.
For the Stars, Tess Flintoff broke the record for the quickest half century in the WBBL, only needing 16 balls to reach the half ton. She was ably assisted with the bat by Alice Capsey (49) and Lauren Winfield-Hill (47). On the bowling side of things Sasha Moloney picked up a very handy four wickets too.
Sydney Sixers (6/163) defeated Sydney Thunder (7/148)
In a high scoring Sydney Derby, it was the pink side of town that got the win to keep their great start to the season going.
Hobart Hurricanes (6/137) defeated Melbourne Renegades (5/133)
Just as Molly Strano said she hoped would happen in an interview with Rookie Me Central last week, the Hurricanes got their run of games at home off to a perfect start with a win over the Renegades.
They did not do it easily, with only four wickets and 11 balls to spare, but they still got it done, and although no one got a huge start with the bat for the ‘Canes it did not matter as Maisy Gibson was the star with the ball for the Hurricanes, picking up four wickets.
Brisbane Heat (3/163) defeated Sydney Thunder (9/149)
The Brisbane Heat recorded another solid win, while the Thunder’s less than ideal run continued.
Adelaide Strikers (5/113) defeated Melbourne Stars (8/112)
In a repeat of a fixturing from a few days prior, the result did not repeat itself, with Adelaide getting the win the second time around.
They certainly left it late, with only five balls to spare, but the main thing from a Strikers’ perspective was that they still got the win.
Meanwhile for the Stars Annabel Sutherland was the star, the only one to really get a start with the bat (47) and picking up two wickets.
Perth Scorchers (1/158) defeated Sydney Sixers (5/155)
The Sixers suffered only their second loss of the season after they were bettered by a stellar Perth batting performance.
Meanwhile for the Sixers their skipper Ellyse Perry made 69 not out, but none of her teammates could match her.
Brisbane Heat (6/168) defeated Hobart Hurricanes (7/164)
Brisbane’s great week continued with an impressive win over the Hurricanes.
The Heat cut it fine but got there with two balls to spare.
Melbourne Renegades (5/122) defeated Sydney Thunder (6/121)
The Melbourne Renegades are finally on the board in WBBL08, after they defeated the Thunder by five wickets.
After restricting the Thunder to a pretty low score, the Renegades had two overs to spare by the time they chased down the tally.
Adelaide Strikers (3/120) defeated Perth Scorchers (9/119)
Off the back of some stellar bowling, the Strikers were able to contain the Scorchers to a very low score, and with four overs left the target was really not a challenge.
Schutt (4/20 off four) and Jemma Barsby (3/22 off four) were the stars with the ball for the Strikers, while Dottin made the chase much, much easier with a 68 with the bat.
Meanwhile for the Scorchers Piepa Cleary took two wickets but no one really fired with the bat for those in orange.