Wanderers flex muscles in Geraldton women’s cricket with win over CVN, Sporties win by seven runs

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Wanderers players Kasey Maynard, Lucy Gallop, Olivia Bidwell, Sam Biddiscombe and Jodi Davidson at their match against Chapman Valley-Northampton.
Camera IconWanderers players Kasey Maynard, Lucy Gallop, Olivia Bidwell, Sam Biddiscombe and Jodi Davidson at their match against Chapman Valley-Northampton. Credit: Reuben Carder/Geraldton Guardian

Wanderers flexed their muscles one last time before next week’s Young Motors Women’s Cricket League final.

They beat Chapman Valley-Northampton by 132 runs at GBSC4 on Sunday which, in a T20, is simply huge.

CVN captain Kylie Bremner won the toss and sent Wanderers in, and they racked up 6-176.

Four of the wickets were retirements.

They were Meg Spalding (59), Olivia Bidwell (50), who also wrapped up Cricketer of the Year, Abby Green (20), and Sam Biddiscombe (22).

With the ball, only Bremner (2-29) had joy.

CVN made just 44 in the reply, with only Kate Clarkson (10) reaching double figures.

Biddiscombe (3-5), Ashlyn Thompson (2-5), Green (2-1) and Tammy Solomon (2-3) shared the spoils.

There was a contest at GBSC3, with Sportsmans holding off Towns to win by seven runs.

Towns’ Pam Micke chose to bowl after she won the toss and Sportsmans tallied 8-105.

The main scorers were Stacey Jerrard (26), Sarah Prickett (29), and Stacey McCartney (17), while Micke (2-10) and Ruth Vorster (2-17) bowled well.

Shannon Stubbs (20) got Towns away nicely before she was bowled by Jerrard (2-5), while Micke (35), also positive, kept her team in the game almost to the end.

Sportsmans face a huge challenge against Wanderers in the final.

Bidwell finishes the season as women’s cricketer of the year, with 763 points.

The total is 55 ahead of Biddiscombe, her nearest rival.

Micke, Sportsmans’ Jo Walker and Bremner make up the rest of the top five.

Wanderers players make up four of the top 10.

In positive news for Towns in particular and the cricket community in general, gun Janelle Phillips was able to take to the field as she continues her recovery from shoulder surgery.

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