Chapman Valley-Northampton aim to make a splash in Geraldton women’s cricket, with skipper Kylie Bremner key

Victor TantiGeraldton Guardian
Chapman Valley-Northampton, with co-captain Kylie Bremner in the front row, third from right.
Camera IconChapman Valley-Northampton, with co-captain Kylie Bremner in the front row, third from right. Credit: Reuben Carder/Geraldton Guardian

Chapman Valley-Northampton aim to make a statement in Sunday’s Young Motors Women’s Cricket League.

Four rounds remain and they’re a thin chance of finishing second and making the grand final, but to do so must displace Sportsmans.

It would help their cause greatly if they beat Wanderers at GBSC4 — hard work against a side that’s barely erred from premiership trajectory.

CVN have played Wanderers twice this season and were dismissed for 49 and 51 respectively and were barely in either contest, but co-captain Kate Clarkson isn’t daunted.

“Wanderers are the team to beat, no denying that, but we’re used to being underdogs and in cricket anything can happen,” Clarkson said.

“We’ve improved and bonded — we have as much fun off the field as we do on it and I hope we stay together and get even better.”

A key player for CVN is their other co-captain Kylie Bremner, who scored her maiden 50 last week with most of her runs made in a match-winning stand with Clarkson.

“Kylie is one of the best, if not the best striker of the ball in the competition and we love batting together even though she’s not as keen on running twos as I am,” Clarkson said.

“Her innings will give her and the team confidence and our results this season are encouraging in a relatively young side with a half-dozen new players.”

Sportsmans play Towns at GBSC3 and if they win and CVN lose to Wanderers, they will surely hold second spot.

In Geraldton Bendigo Bank Cricket League men’s fixtures, Wanderers and CVN play tonight in a Young Motors T20 at Wonthella.

CVN’s 50-over match tomorrow is against Bluff Point at Mazzuchelli Oval.

Wanderers also play a 50-over fixture tomorrow against unbeaten Towns at GBSC1.

Towns, going back to last season, have won 10 games in a row but Wanderers, while young, are capable.

B-Grade T20s: Wan v Twn (Rec); Don v BP (Mui); Spo v CVN (Wonthella).

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