Fire remain Queens of the WNCL

QUEENSLAND has maintained its place on top of the WNCL ladder after a three-wicket win over South Australia yesterday. After the Scorpions were bowled out for 231, the Fire made the target with seven overs spare.

The Scorpions’ innings could not have gotten off to a worse start, with the first wicket falling in the opening over with only one run on the board. They then recovered to put an 83-run second wicket partnership, but then stumbled again, losing 2/5 in the next two overs.

Emma De Broughe and Amanda-Jade Wellington put on a 100-run sixth wicket partnership, but after that things fell apart again. They went from 6/217 to 10/231 in about four and a half overs.

De Broughe was the star with the bat for South Australia with a stabilising 90, while Wellington made 50 and Josie Dooley made 46.

Meanwhile for the Fire, it was Zoe Cooke who was the main destroyer with the ball, taking five wickets. Grace Parsons also picked up three wickets.

Queensland suffered the same fate as its visitors at the beginning of its chase, losing its first wicket with only one run on the board and at the end of the first over. The Fire then put on a 56-run second wicket partnership and a 46-run third wicket partnership, but kept losing wickets.

However with a small enough total to chase, they eventually reached the target with plenty of overs spare as Sianna Ginger and Courtney Sippel held firm to get their side the win.

Georgia Redmayne top scored for the Fire with a 55 at the top of the order, while Lauren Winfield-Hill and Laura Harris made 48 and 46 respectively in the middle order.

Meanwhile for the Scorpions Courtney Neale and Madeline Penna both picked up two wickets each.

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