Fire flex muscles against struggling Meteors

QUEENSLAND made it two wins from as many games against the ACT this week, this time downing the Meteors by nine wickets.

After the Meteors were bowled out for 157, the Fire reached the target at the start of the 30th over.

As is characteristic with teams as young as the Meteors, once the wickets started falling the floodgates really opened. They struggled to put the big partnerships together, with one 31 run partnership the peak of the partnerships, coming in the fourth wicket between Carly Leeson and Olivia Porter.

With all of this the Meteors were helped by some poor bowling for the Fire, with 15 wides conceded in an extras tally of 19.

Porter was ultimately the top scorer for the Meteors with 31, with Kayla Burton not far behind on 30.

Meanwhile for the Fire two of their younger bowlers were the pick of the bowlers, with Zoe Cooke (against her old side) and Charli Knott both picking up three wickets each.

In reply Queensland opening Georgia squared partnership – Georgia Redmayne and Georgia Voll – again had another solid game, putting on a 121 opening run partnership to get most of the job done.

This meant when Redmayne fell in the 23rd over, Knott came in and did not have much to do.

Voll ultimately top scored for the Fire with 69 not out, while Redmayne made 43 and Knott made 25 not out.

Meanwhile for the Meteors Holly Ferling picked up the sole wicket that fell.

Both of these teams have a bit of a break until their next game, with both of them set to next play on January 5.

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