Tasmanian under-18 women fall to Queensland by 111 runs

THE Tasmanian under-18 women's cricket team suffered a 111-run defeat to Queensland yesterday in its second match of the national under-18 championships being played in Victoria.

Queensland made 9-215, off its 50 overs, with Haidee Birkett top scoring with 49.

Jane Riley and Dana Lester were the best of the Tasmanian bowlers with Lester taking 3-29, off eight overs and Riley 3-35, off 7.2 overs.

In reply, the Tassie girls could only amass 9-104, from their 50 overs.

Captain Meg Phillips batting patiently at the top of the order made 20, off 84 balls, and Maddison Smith top-scored with 27, off 27 balls, including three boundaries.

Meanwhile, the state under-17 boys had another long, hot, day toiling in the field in Adelaide for the first day of a two-day match against the ACT in their national championships.

ACT was 1-228, off 60 overs, at the close of stumps.

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