First place West Torrens host third place Kensington in a defining match this season with only three points separating the two clubs. Kayla McGrath (4/9 & 25*) and Jess Joseph (3/12) dominated their last match against Port Adelaide and will need to fire again in the absence of Lauren Ebsary who has joined her Perth Scorchers teammates for WBBL|03.
The Browns will also lose opener Bridget Patterson to WBBL duty but retain key players Sarah Lowe and Katelyn Pope who will combine with Kelly Armstrong (3/19 & 31*) after dominating last round against Southern District. Both teams cruised to victories against their opponents last round so the winner from this game will be the team who can handle the pressure longest.
In welcomed news for Port Adelaide, Northern Districts will be without stars Sam Betts, Tegan McPharlin and Tabatha Saville for this round 6 clash. The Jets depth will again be tested as they forfeited last round due to Scorpion player appearances and will be desperate to avoid the same result. Brittany Perry remains key to the Northern Districts hope of victory.
Port Adelaide will be hopeful of taking advantage of the weakened Jets line-up and securing their first win of the competition this weekend. Port Adelaide will need to put more runs on the board to have any chance with Emily Johns (21) showing promise and captain Anureet Kaur always consistent with the bat.
Sturt will be eager to get on the field this weekend after not playing a game for the past two weeks. The Blues will lose double-centurion Annie O’Neil to Strikers duty but ooze class throughout their line-up and will have players such as Dani Ransley, Eliza Bartlett and Sarah Carver step up and fill the void.
Southern District went down to a strong Kensington line-up last round but will take positives out of the game with Rachel Greenshields (22) continuing her good form combining with Jess O’Reilly (12) for a 40-run partnership. The next step for the Stingrays is for one of their batters to go on and get a big score to give their bowlers a defendable total. Despite the likelihood of a little rustiness, Sturt will be comfortable favourites.