Wanderers consolidate lead in Geraldton women’s cricket with huge T20 win over Chapman Valley-Northampton

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

Wanderers consolidated their Young Motors Women’s Cricket League lead with a huge T20 win at GBSC4 on Sunday.

They routed Chapman Valley-Northampton, scoring 5-151 after stand-in captain Olivia Bidwell won the toss and batted.

CVN replied with a meagre 49.

Those numbers aren’t the full story. Four of the Wanderers’ wickets were retirements, and Bidwell used nine bowlers as it didn’t matter who had the ball.

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For Wanderers, Sam Biddiscombe (55), Lucy Gallop (17), Meg Spalding (20) and Bidwell (32) made runs.

The only batter dismissed was Layne Gillingham, but her previous two innings were retirements so she had 53 runs before being out in the usual sense.

For CVN, Kate Clarkson (11) dug in but was run out by a Kasey Maynard throw to Meg Spalding.

Wickets were shared with Biddiscombe and Spalding both taking 2-5.

The Towns and Sportsmans game at GBSC3 was a contest. Sportsmans won but Towns had their chances.

Towns’ Pam Micke won the toss and bowled, and her side held Sporties to 7-96 built around Rosa Barnes’ adhesive 14 (46 balls).

For T20 that’s glacial, but Sarah Prickett (15), Lauren Newman, Stacey Jerrard and Tia Hatch kept the scorers busy enough.

Micke (2-20) and Dirranee Kirby (2-7) bowled well.

Towns lost an early wicket in the chase with Selina Kiddle leg before to Hatch (2-16), but Shannon Stubbs (20) and Kirby (23) had them well placed at 3-55. However Towns lost 6-6 to be all out for 82.

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