2023/24 WNCL Weekly Watch: Edition 4

WEEK 4 of the WNCL season saw only two matches, but as the first half of the season came to a close and players head off to their WBBL clubs, the competition sits in a very interesting position.

Queensland vs Victoria

Queensland and Victoria faced off for the second match of their double header, with a similar result to their first clash.

Victoria batted first and was bowled out for 167, before Queensland reached the target with three wickets and just over 11 overs to spare.

Charli Knott led the way for the home side with the bat with a score of 45 and she also picked up two wickets. Meanwhile Courtney Sippel led the way with the ball with four wickets and two maidens to her name, while Grace Parsons picked up three wickets.

Meanwhile for the Victorians it was the youth who led with the ball, with Milly Illingworth picking up three wickets and Ella Hayward picked up two. However, they were again too reliant on Meg Lanning with the bat, starring with 73 not out.

South Australia vs Western Australia

South Australia and Western Australia also met for the second half of their double header, but unlike in the Queensland vs Victoria match, the result from the first match was reversed here.

The Scorpions batted first and made 4/259 from their 50 overs, but the Western Australians reached the target with three wickets and 10 balls to spare.

The Western Australian chase was led from the top by Chloe Piparo, who made 104 to set up the innings nicely, and she was well supported by fellow opener Maddy Darke who made 47. This was off the back of Piepa Cleary’s three-wicket spell earlier in the day.

Meanwhile the South Australian had some stellar batting performances of their own, with Bridget Patterson making 102 and Courtney Webb making 96 not out.

2023/24 WNCL Ladder – pre WBBL break

2South Australia431121.207
3Western Australia43112.245
4Tasmanian Tigers22082.491
5New South Wales2114-0.303
7ACT Meteors40402.027
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