Mixed day for Melbourne’s own in WBBL

YESTERDAY’s action in the WBBL was a mixed bag for the teams from Melbourne.

If you were a Star, it was not a day full of Star performances. If you were a Renegade though, it was a good day.

Hurricanes bounce back to shoot down Stars

Hobart Hurricanes are back on the winners list after picking up a big eight wicket win over the Melbourne Stars.

After bowling the Stars out for only 121, the Hurricanes reached the mark in just over 16 overs.

The Stars actually made a pretty solid start to their innings, but once Meg Lanning was dismissed things started to fall apart. No one else could build a partnership of more than about 20 runs as the wickets continued to tumble. Lanning was ultimately the Stars’ top scorer with 27.

Meanwhile it was Molly Strano and Nicola Carey who were the chief destroyers with the ball for the Hurricanes, picking up three wickets each. Heather Graham also picked up two wickets.

In their chase the Hurricanes got off to a wobbly start, but once Lizelle Lee and Nicola Carey got going, things started to head north for those in purple. Lee finished on 77 not out, while Carey made 38 not out.

Renegades survive thriller to pick up second win of WBBL09

The Melbourne Renegades picked up their second win of the WBBL season after holding their nerve in a thriller to pick up a two run win over the Brisbane Heat.

The Renegades made 7/169, but the Heat fell agonisingly short, not quite making enough in the final over.

After an ok start to their innings, the Renegades really got going when Emma de Broughe and Hayley Matthews put on a 66 run partnership for the third wicket.

This really helped propel the visitors to the big score they ultimately made. Matthews went on to make 46, while de Broughe made 42.

On the other side of the equation it was Nicola Hancock who starred with the ball for the Heat, taking four wickets. Grace Harris also picked up two wickets.

In their chase the Heat kept losing wickets, but thanks to having Harris as the backbone of the innings, they were still edging ever closer to the tally.

It then came down to the final over, where the Heat needed six from it. However, thanks to the composure of Matthews with ball in hand, the Heat only managed three runs from that over and the Renegades picked up the win.

Harris was the star for the Heat with the bat, making 65. Meanwhile Sarah Coyte took three wickets for the Renegades, while Georgia Prestwidge took two.

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