Undefeated run ends as Warriors cause upset

THE WNCL ladder has been given another shake up, after Western Australia defeated Tasmania by 36 runs to end the Tigers’ undefeated run that had lasted all season.

Western Australia posted 9/248 from its 50 overs, before bowling out the Tigers for just 212.

After a decent opening partnership, disaster then struck for the Warriors when they lost another wicket two balls alter without adding to the score. However, that was quickly countered with a 73-run third-wicket partnership.

However, once Lisa Griffith got dismissed to break that up, no one that came after that was quite able to match that scale in terms of partnership size, but it was enough to post a what would usually be pretty competitive total.

Top of the runs tally for the visitors was Chloe Piparo and recent inclusion Amy Jones with 42 each, while Chloe Ainsworth finished on 36 not out.

Meanwhile it was also a tie for most wickets taken for Tasmania, with Molly Strano and Hayley Silver-Holmes taking three scalps each, while Nicola Carey took two of her own.

In reply the Tasmanians did not get off to the greatest of starts, and found themselves 3/79 in the 19th over.

But Naomi Stalenberg and Heather Graham then teamed up, and with a 45-run partnership, got things back on track a little.

However, once Stalenberg and then Graham fell, things fell apart again for the Tigers as they only put about 20 runs on the board in the space of about 10 overs.

Strano and Silver-Holmes made a last ditch effort with a 51-run final partnership, but it ultimately was not enough as Strano was dismissed in the 46th over.

Graham top scored for the hosts with 61, while Silver-Holmes finished on 43 not out.

Meanwhile Lilly Mills was the star for the visitors with ball in hand, picking up four wickets, while Taneale Peschel picked up two scalps.

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