Under-18 women suffer double Twenty20 defeat

THE state under-18 women cricketers went down in both their Twenty20 matches played yesterday in Ballarat as part of the national championships.

Tasmania managed 8-69, off its 20 overs against South Australia with captain Meg Phillips again the best with the bat scoring 24.

Amanda Wellington took 3-10, off four overs for SA, which finished at 5-70 in reply, off 17.2 overs.

Madeleine Chick took 3-15 to be Tasmania's best bowler.

Tasmania played Victoria in its afternoon T20 fixture and again struggled with batting making 9-45, off 20 overs.

Janelle Rattenbury top scored with 16.

Nicola Hancock picked up 3-5, off three overs for Victoria.

Victoria chased down the required runs but not before it lost wickets, finishing at 6-47, off 9.5 overs.

Erin Fazackerley took 3-14 and Jane Riley 2-9, for Tasmania.

Meanwhile, the state under-17 boys' team finished its two-day game against the ACT.

ACT declared its innings at 1-313, with Henry Hunt making 129 not out and Matthew Condon 116 not out.

In reply Tasmania was 3-154, off 47 overs.

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