Bowlers paradise sees NSW break back onto winners list

NSW is back on the WNCL winners list after picking up a 19-run win over Western Australia at the WACA Ground yesterday.

After the Breakers were bowled out for 153, Western Australian was skittled for 134 in reply on a spin-conducive pitch.

NSW made a productive start to its innings, putting 40 runs on the board in a solid opening stand which lasted nine overs.

However, the following 11 or so overs were a touch leaner, with the Breakers losing 3-33 in that time.

Things then steadied with a 59-run fifth wicket partnership, but scoring dried up again after that, with only a further 20 runs being put on the board before the team was bowled out.

Only four NSW batters made a double-figure score, with Tahlia Wilson‘s 36 leading the way, followed by a 32 from Erin Burns and Saskia Horley‘s 29.

Meanwhile for the West Australians, Lilly Mills was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets to her name, while Taneale Peschel picked up three, and Amy Edgar and Alana King snared one apiece.

The West Australian chase was characterised by plenty of wickets flowing at regular intervals, which did not allow the hosts to make partnerships of any meaningful size. The biggest partnership came in the form of a 39-run fifth wicket stand.

The Western Australians also had only four batters make a double-figure score, but Edgar was the clear top scorer, making 51. The other three double-figure scores were in the low to mid teens.

Meanwhile for the Breakers, it was Burns who was the star with ball in hand with four wickets to her name. Lauren Cheatle and Horley picked up two wickets each, while Sarah Coyte took one.

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