Another change in formats as the Statewide Women’s first grade Twenty20’s return.
Kensington will be hoping that a change of format will bring a change of form after they dropped the first two games of the one-day competition as they face Southern District in the Twenty20 competition this weekend. The Browns will be missing Scorpion stars Sarah Lowe, Katelyn Pope and Bridget Patterson so will need from other Browns batters and bowlers to step up if they are to return to top form. Southern District have not won a game in the Twenty20 competition but will be buoyed by their recent one-day games and victory over Kensington. Jess O’Reilly has been a revelation with the ball, while continuing to find form with the bat and will hope to lead her team to their first win of the competition with the help of Rachael Greenshields and Cara Allen.
West Torrens should continue their excellent form this round as they face a struggling Port Adelaide. The Eagles have been flying in all competitions and are proving to be one of the flag favourites at this early stage of the season. Strong performances from Ellie Falconer, Jess Joseph and Lauren Ebsary have provided the backbone to the West Torrens accomplishments, while the contributions of other players have allowed the Eagles to put in outstanding team performances round after round.
Port Adelaide will aim to be competitive against a West Torrens team who are playing exceptional cricket. The Magpies will be hoping for a better showing in the Twenty20’s this time around as they remain winless in the competition. The Port Adelaide batters will be aiming to bat their full 20 overs with captain Anureet Kaur vital in achieving this.
Second-placed Sturt host third-placed Northern Districts in what will unquestionably be match of the round. The Blues have been in excellent form across the two competitions largely thanks to consistent performances from Sarah Carver, Dani Ransley and Emma de Broughe who will be out to keep that going against a Jets side who have also been in good form. This contest remains largely of a battle between a skilful Blues bowling attack against a weakened Northern Districts batting line-up without Tegan McPharlin, Brittany Perry and Sam Betts with the winner of that battle likely to secure victory.