NSW reverse the polarity of the history in WNCL

NSW made sure history did not repeat itself, defeating the ACT by 34 runs to reverse the result from the clash between the sides only 48 hours prior.

NSW made 8/281 before the Meteors were restricted to 247 and were bowled out.

The beginning of the Breakers’ innings was a mixture of medium and small partnerships, but things took a positive turn in the fifth-wicket combination, where Georgia Adams and Saskia Horley partnered up for a 75-run partnership.

The runs kept coming for Horley, who then partnered up with Hannah Darlington for a 77-run sixth-wicket partnership.

No other partnerships quite reached that size but those in the middle of the innings were enough to help the Breakers post a competitive tally. They were also helped by the fact that the ACT bowlers conceded 27 wides in a total extras tally of 34.

Horley top scored with 75, while Adams made 61 and later Sarah Coyte made a very quickfire 42 not out.

On the flipside of the equation Holly Ferling and Carly Leeson were the stars with the ball for the hosts, taking three wickets each.

ACT started its chase much like the tourists had started their innings with the bat, and quickly found themselves at 3/51 inside 14 overs.

However that changed when Leeson and Alisha Bates teamed up for a 84-run fourth-wicket partnership.

Unfortunately for the Meteors though no one was able to match that level, as the next highest combination was not even half the size of that fourth-wicket partnership. In the end, they were bowled out with five balls left in their innings.

Leeson was the true start with the bat for the Meteors with 96, while Bates made 40.

Meanwhile for the Breakers, Darlington was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, while Adams and Sammy-Jo Johnson took two each.

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