Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Hurricanes open account courtesy Priest's whirlwind ton. Rachel Priest smashed an unbeaten 68-ball 107
Rachel Priest smashed an unbeaten 68-ball 107
Melbourne Stars Women vs Hobart Hurricanes Women
Rachel Priest put on a show at the Bellerive Oval on Tuesday (October 19) as Hobart Hurricanes managed to open their account in the competition. Priest smashed seven sixes enroute her whirlwind ton as she became the first batter to register a three-digit score this season. Opening the innings, Priest batted through the innings and finished unbeaten on 107 – a knock that had seven sixes in it. It was a lone show from the skipper as the rest of the batters struggled on the night with the next best score across both camps being Melbourne Stars skipper Meg Lanning's 25.
Hurricanes finished with 152 on the board after Priest's heroics and the total seemed to be more than enough the moment Molly Strano removed the openers cheaply. Only Lanning managed to resist for the Stars as the rest of the line-up crumbled. Only three other batters apart from Lanning managed to touch double digits with the bowlers making merry. Ruth Johnston, who managed to dismiss Lanning, provided the finishing touch by cleaning up the tail as the Stars were bowled out for a meagre 89.
Brief scores: Hobart Hurricanes Women 152/4 in 20 overs (Rachel Priest 107*; Annabel Sutherland 2-22) beat Melbourne Stars Women 89 in 19.2 overs (Meg Lanning 25; Ruth Johnston 4-8, Nicola Carey 2-11) by 63 runs
Brisbane Heat Women vs Perth Scorchers Women
Brisbane Heat managed to pick up their first win of the season as well in Hobart as Perth Scorchers came crashing down in a lopsided game. Georgia Redmayne was in the thick of things for the most part of the game as she scored a half-century before collecting four catches and effecting a stumping in the second half. Redmayne and Grace Harris got Heat off to a great start adding 68 for the opening wicket before Georgia Voll's little cameo put them in a great position for a big finish. Heather Graham then applied the brakes on the scoring rate by striking twice but Jess Jonassen managed to fetch 19 from the final over to give Heat a strong finish with Redmayne carrying her bat.
Scorchers then suffered a massive blow early in their innings when Beth Mooney was dismissed for a first-ball duck. Sophie Devine struck three boundaries at the other end but Heat managed to chip away continuously to remain on top of the contest. India's Poonam Yadav returned excellent figures of 2/15 and Harris ended up with three wickets as well. In the end, Scorchers folded for just 103 with 16 balls still remaining in their innings.
Brief scores: Brisbane Heat Women 162/5 in 20 overs (Georgia Redmayne 59, Grace Harris 34; Heather Graham 2-15) beat Perth Scorchers Women 103 in 17.2 overs (Sophie Devine 18; Grace Harris 3-16, Nicola Hancock 3-19) by 59 runs.