Young stars help NSW repeat history out west

NSW has made it two from two against WA in the WNCL over the weekend, this time downing the hosts by five wickets.

After the Western Australians made 5/237 from their 50 overs, NSW reached the target with four and a half overs to spare.

The Western Australian innings took a little while to get going, but had a real boost in the fourth wicket when Amy Edgar and Mathilda Carmichael put on a 106 run partnership. However, they only went at about four runs an over so they did not go quickly enough. Regardless, things would have looked even bleaker for the hosts without that partnership, even without considering the 15 extras the Breakers conceded.

Carmichael was the true star of the innings for Western Australia, smashing nine fours and a six on her way to 104. The next highest tally was Edgar with 42.

Meanwhile for NSW it was Lauren Cheatle and Sarah Coyte who topped the bowling charts, picking up two wickets each, while Maitlan Brown picked up one wicket.

The Breakers took a little bit of time to build into their innings too, but with a 63 run second wicket partnership and an 81 run third wicket partnership, things were really moving.

The next few partnerships were a little on the lean side, but because those earlier combinations went at about a run a ball, they had the time to reach the target with a comfortable enough buffer. NSW did have some help from some bad WA bowling, who conceded 24 wides in a total extras tally of 29.

The pick of the Breakers’ batters was Anika Learoyd who smashed 13 sixes on her way to 91, while Tahlia Wilson made 52.

Meanwhile for WA Piepa Cleary was the pick of the bowlers with two wickets, while Edgar, Taneale Peschel and Alana King each took one wicket.

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