Northern women's cricket teams go down to North-West opponents in round 5 matches

Mowbray, Launceston and Riverside all went down to North-West opposition in their Cricket North women’s competition round 5 matches on Sunday.

FOCUSED: Mowbray batswoman Danni Hancock watches the ball while batting. Pictures: Paul Scambler

FOCUSED: Mowbray batswoman Danni Hancock watches the ball while batting. Pictures: Paul Scambler

Mowbray scored 2-96 after winning the toss and batting against Wynyard in their match at Invermay Park. 

Eagles captain Rebekah Illingworth said openers Lynn Hendley and Danni Hancock batted well.

“It was another solid performance from Lynn who made 54 before being run out on the last ball of the innings,” Ilingworth said.

“She was well supported by Danni who finished on 23 not out.”

Wynyard made 3-98 in reply with Michelle Purton making 32 and Melissa-Sue Allen 30. 

“Our fielding let us down, our extras and five dropped catches and we couldn’t back up last week’s stellar performance.

“I’m still proud of the Mowbray girls and we’ve come a long way since last year and touch wood we can hold our spot in the top four.”

Launceston played against Ulverstone at the NTCA No.1 Ground and made a good start with Maddie Hickman claiming opener Sharlee Purton for a duck in the first over.

However, Ulverstone consolidated with Danielle Perko (43no) and Judy Kelly (71no) combining to amass a tough total of 1-166 for Launceston to chase down.

The Lions finished at 7-98 in their innings with captain Victoria Geale the standout top scoring with 45 not out and Hickman making 13.

Ulverstone’s Laura Indge took 3-20 off her four overs, Mel Gale 2-9, off three and Kelly 2-16, off four.

SENDING ONE DOWN: Wynyard bowler Alanna Smith bowls to Mowbray's Danni Hancock.

SENDING ONE DOWN: Wynyard bowler Alanna Smith bowls to Mowbray's Danni Hancock.

“Ulverstone batted very well and we struggled a bit with our bowling,” Geale said.

EYE ON THE BALL: Mowbray opener Lynn Hendly prepares to play a ball to the on side.

EYE ON THE BALL: Mowbray opener Lynn Hendly prepares to play a ball to the on side.

“We have been missing a lot of players including Maddie Chick and Rachel Chivas and had a few fill-ins.

“I was happy with the way we shared the wickets and our batters tried to stay in and Amber Townsend scored some runs which was nice for her.”

Riverside found the going tough in their match against Burnie at Windsor Park.

Burnie made 1-120 after winning the toss and batting with opener Suzannah Gale top scoring with 47 not out and Jenna Farrow making 13 with 55 extras boosting their total. In reply, Riverside was dismissed for 37 off 10.3 overs. The women’s competition takes a bye this weekend for the representative matches and resumes on Sunday, December 11.

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