Northern Districts 4/155 defeated Port Adelaide 48
Northern Districts have cruised to victory against Port Adelaide thanks to a strong team batting and bowling performance.
The Jets won the toss and elected to bat first losing Brittany Perry (16) cheaply to the bowling of Kirsty Moran (1/17), before Katie Rowe (31) and Stephanie Beazleigh (45) came together and steered Northern Districts towards a big total. Pratibha Kapoor (2/27) claimed the two key wickets of Rowe and Beazleigh and was easily the Magpies’ best bowler, but the Jets finished their innings on an imposing 4/155.
Port Adelaide were never in the chase losing wickets regularly, thanks to some impressive bowling from Kiara Stockley (3/2), Taylah Lewis (2/8) and Caitln Wendland (2/8) as they were bowled out for just 48, handing Northern Districts a needed win.
Sturt 1/86 defeated Southern District 3/84
Sturt has returned to the top of the table thanks to a convincing victory over Southern District.
Southern District won the toss and elected to bat losing Cara Allen (2) early off the bowling of Stacey Oates (1/9). Scoring was hard to come by for the Stingrays as Brandi Ongley (20*) and Rachael Greenshields (22) carved out gritty innings to see Southern District reach 3/84 from their allotted 20 overs.
Sturt’s run chase featured Eliza Bartlett (20*), Dani Ransley (24) and Emma de Broughe (18*) ensuring there were no problems reaching the score for the loss of only one wicket, catapulting Sturt back to the top of the ladder.
West Torrens 4/106 defeated by Kensington 3/107
Kensington has leapfrogged West Torrens on the ladder after a comfortable victory against the Eagles.
West Torrens won the toss and elected to bat but immediately lost Caitlin Edmunds (0) off the bowling of Katelyn Pope (1/23). Angela Treloar (16) and Brooke Harris (18) set about recovering the innings but both were unable to convert their starts as Sarah-Jane Jameson (2/11) led the Browns’ skilful bowling attack. Ellie Falconer continued her sensational season with a mature 42* to lead the Eagles to 4/106 at the end of their twenty overs.
In reply, Harris (1/27) struck early to remove Rachel Church (0) but it was smooth sailing for Kensington from there as Eliza Doddridge (39) and Sarah Lowe (42) steered the Browns past the total with five overs to spare.