Wanderers’ Olivia Bidwell smashes 97 runs as sister Charli supports in Geraldton women’s cricket win vs Towns

Victor TantiGeraldton Guardian
Olivia Bidwell watches her delivery hit Michelle McDonald's stumps.
Camera IconOlivia Bidwell watches her delivery hit Michelle McDonald's stumps. Credit: Supplied

Wanderers bossed a Young Motors Women’s Cricket League T30 at the Rec against Towns on Sunday.

Their win was built on Olivia Bidwell’s superb 69-ball 97, which featured 15 fours.

“I had mixed emotions (about not getting a hundred) as I didn’t know my score until I walked off,” Bidwell said.

“But we played well and our bowling was good from everyone, not just me, and the same for our batting.”

Wanderers batted after Linda Rose won the toss, and they soon lost two wickets. Bidwell then added 72 with sister Charli and 75 with Sam Biddiscombe (65 not out) before she was caught by Dirranee Kirby off Anzel Van Niekirk.

Wanderers made 4-232.

Towns’ reply read 4-16, with Biddiscombe (2-7) and Bidwell (3-14) on fire before Pam Micke (30) and Kirby (30 not out) added 67.

Towns made 121 as Charli Bidwell (2-23) mopped up.

Another moment belonged to Tammy Solomon (2-20), who was a batter in the comp’s first hat-trick and was so close to getting her own.

Sportsmans beat CVN at Nabawa.

Sporties made 6-160 thanks to Belinda Burrows (22), Amanda Gundry (20), Jo Walker (38 not out) and Stacey Jerrard (29 not out). Kim Mawer (4-32) bowled well.

CVN were positive in the chase with Kate Clarkson (55) maiden 50 and runs from Tahlia Halden (17) and Kylie Bremner (16).

At one stage CVN were 3-86 and on track but Sarah Prickett had Clarkson wonderfully caught near the rope by Jerrard.

Hayley Criddle (4-24) then caught and bowled Bremner and in her next over had two more caught behind by Stacey Carden.

With Walker (2-15) chiming in, CVN were done for 114.

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