Wanderers out to extend run in Geraldton women’s cricket as men’s T20 to start

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

Young Motors Women’s Cricket League players have more opportunity to showcase their skills on Sunday.

Instead of 20-overs-a-side (T20) games, the next three rounds will be T30s.

GBSC hosts the match of the day in which unbeaten Wanderers will play Sportsmans, who are coming off a jittery win over Towns but were mauled by Wanderers earlier this year. “Great win against Towns but I was very nervous in our first five overs when we leaked too many runs (Towns only needed 97),” Sportsmans captain Jo Walker said.

“Sarah Prickett and Stacey Jerrard pulled it back and we bowled and fielded extremely well and took 6-6 to finish Towns off. Very pleased with a fighting win.

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“Wanderers are obviously the form team and have a fantastic bowling line-up but we’ve improved every game and look forward to the challenge.”

Hopefully former Chapman Valey-Northampton star Lauren Newman again plays for Sportsmans. She averages 29.41 with the bat and 16.13 with the ball. With her, Walker, Jerrard, Prickett and Tia Hatch, Sporties line up well.

Wanderers indeed have bowling riches — this year’s combined wicket haul of Sam Biddiscombe, Olivia Bidwell, Meg Spalding and Ashlyn Thompson is an incredible 17 at 3.82.

At GBSC3, Towns face CVN.

Defending premiers Towns are winless and need more runs but Pam Micke, Ruth Vorster and Michelle McDonald are too good to keep missing out.

CVN’s best have been Kylie Bremner and Kate Clarkson, but watch for Charlene Miller.

If you’ve been around a while you may know her better as Charlene Watters, and therefore know how gifted she is.

The men’s Young Motors T20 Cricket Series opens at 6pm tonight with Bluff Point v Chapman Valley-Northampton at Wonthella.

The series has its own identity but is also part of the Geraldton Bendigo Bank season proper.

In fact, both sides also meet tomorrow in a 50-overs-a-side game at Muir Park.

CVN need to win at least one game for some impetus, while the Pointers, coming off a fine win over Sportsmans, aim to solidify a top-three spot.

Also tomorrow, Towns and Wanderers clash at the Rec.

Both are unbeaten, Wanderers in three games and Towns in two.

Wanderers are playing top cricket, mainly because their younger players have stepped up well.

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