Rain is the enemy of the WBBL

YESTERDAY in the WBBL saw two very different matches, as the rain affected the two halves of the Brisbane double header very differently.

Hobart combats rain and Strikers to pick up huge win

The first match in the double header was badly affected by rain, but once the action did eventually begin it was the Hobart Hurricanes who came out on top, defeating the Adelaide Strikers by seven wickets.

After the match was reduced to eight overs a side, the Strikers batted first and made 1/74, before the Hurricanes replied and made the target with an over spare.

Elyse Villani top scored for the Hurricanes with 39 not out, while the only wicket the Strikers lost was thanks to a run out from Tabatha Saville.

Meanwhile for the Strikers Megan Schutt, Georgia Adams and Danielle Gibson each picked up a wicket while Laura Wolvaardt top scored with 35 not out.

Brisbane continue hot form

In the second match of the double header, which was not affected by the rain, the Brisbane Heat continued their hot early season form with a 13-run win over the Melbourne Stars.

Brisbane batted first and made 6/150 from its 20 overs, before the Stars ultimately fell short, only making 7/137.

The Heat made a quick fire start to their innings, and after a mid innings wobble they recovered at the end to make a decent score.

The Stars on the other hand had their usual problem of losing too many wickets too quickly, which hampered their momentum.

Charli Knott, Sarah Glenn and Jess Jonassen all took two wickets each for the Heat while Georgia Voll led the way with the bat, making 48 not out.

Meanwhile for the Stars Alice Capsey made 52 with the bat and took two wickets, Kim Garth made 45 not out and took one wickets, while Annabel Sutherland picked up two wickets and Milly Illingworth picked up one.

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