Queensland continues Fire hot start to WNCL season

THE Queensland Fire continued their strong start to the WNCL season, defeating the ACT Meteors by eight wickets yesterday. Despite the ACT making one of its best scores of the season in 247, it was not enough as the Fire reached the target with just over 10 overs to spare.

Perhaps a sign of the youth in the side, ACT found itself in the trap of losing too many wickets too quickly, and struggling to put many big partnerships together.

They had two lengthy partnerships of 65 and 51 early in the innings, but as the wickets really began to tumble, the runs started to dry up.

Katie Mack was again the leader from the front with bat in hand, scoring 66 to finish as top scorer. She was assisted by Rebecca Carter and Carly Leeson, who both made 40 each.

Meanwhile for the Fire, the wicket taking duties were shared around evenly, but it was Grace Harris who topped the tally with three to her name. Charli Knott and Courtney Sippel also picked up two wickets each.

In reply, the Queensland openers made it look easy. Georgia Redmayne and Georgia Voll smashed almost 90 per cent of the total between them, so when they both ultimately fell in the 39th over, there really was not much left to do for the batters that came after them. Redmayne scored 112, while Voll finished on 104.

Leeson was the only one to pick up a wicket for the Meteors, with the other wicket being a run out.

The Meteors do not have to wait too long to try and turn the tables on this result, with both sides set to do battle again tomorrow.

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