Big win over rival sees Victoria’s Spirit boosted

VICTORIA is on the board this WNCL season, after a massive seven-wicket win against old rivals New South Wales.

After the Breakers were bowled out for 202, the Victorians reached the target with 11 overs spare.

The Breakers made an okay start to their innings, but once their fourth wicket fell things really started to fall apart.

They went from 4/159 in the 37th over, to 10/202 in the 46th over. They were helped by plenty of extras, with the Victorians conceding nine leg byes in a total of 15 extras.

Claire Moore was the star for the Breakers with the bat, making 59 runs. Georgia Adams also had a solid innings with the bat, making 43.

Meanwhile for the Victorians Georgia Prestwidge, Sophie Day and Jasmine Nevins were the stars with ball in hand, picking up three wickets each. Sophie Molineux also picked up a wicket in her return game from an ACL injury, and also nailed a number of catches.

In reply the Victorians made a pretty solid start to their chase, going at just over five runs an over, but when Sophie Reid and Ella Hayward got to work, there was no stopping them.

The pair put on a 141 run partnership to get the Victorians over the line, with no further wickets falling for those in navy blue.

New South Wales did not help make its job any easier, conceding 14 wickets in an overall extras tally of 15.

Reid made a run a ball 95 not, which included 12 fours and a six, while Hayward made 57 not out.

Meanwhile for the Breakers there were no multiple wicket takers, with Erin Burns, Sammy-Jo Johnson and Sarah Coyte each picking up a wicket.

New South Wales do not have long to wait before it can exact revenge on its neighbours as these teams play each other again tomorrow.

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