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Sportsmans beat Wanderers to even up Geraldton women’s cricket competition

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Sam Biddiscombe lets fly this season.
Camera IconSam Biddiscombe lets fly this season. Credit: Supplied

Sportsmans have shown the Women’s Young Motors Cricket Premiership is no one-horse race with a win over Wanderers at GBSC1.

The matches on Sunday, and for the next two weeks, are 30 overs a side and on turf, so different conditions, and perhaps complacency hurt Wanderers.

Wanderers’ Linda Rose batted after she won the toss, but a procession followed as her side made only 62. Rose (13) tried to salvage the day, but Sportsmans captain Jo Walker (4-14) was deadly and also held three catches.

Hayley Criddle (2-19) and Roz Barnes (2-8) shone, and Stacey Jerrard’s six overs cost just seven runs. Wanderers, to their credit, fought it out, with Sam Biddiscombe (3-7) superb, but Sarah Prickett (17), reliable when needed as usual, saw Sportsmans home with five wickets in hand.

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They were all out for 79.

Olivia Bidwell (2-11) and Ashlyn Thompson (2-7) ensured Sporties earned their victory.

Towns beat CVN at the Rec after CVN’s Kylie Bremner won the toss and bowled.

Initially it worked, with Towns at 3-17. But Pam Micke (73), added 37 with Dirranie Kirby and 73 with Ruth Vorster (30) to help Towns compile 6-165.

Bremner (2-31) and Kim Mawer (2-18) were the best of the bowlers.

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