South Launceston defeats Riverside in Cricket North's women's opening round.

IN-FORM: South Launceston women's cricket captain Belinda Wegman.
IN-FORM: South Launceston women's cricket captain Belinda Wegman.

South Launceston claimed a 36-run, opening round victory in the only Cricket North women’s match able to be completed on Sunday due to rain and George Town forfeiting.

The game was reduced to 15 overs per team with reigning premier South Launceston making 3-104, after being sent in to bat. Courtney Webb top scored with 38 not out, off 31 balls, with five fours, combining in a 70-run partnership with captain Belinda Wegman who made 32, off 37, before being bowled by Ianthe Boden.

Webster and Amy Duggan then added a 23-run partnership to take them to 104. Maddie Hill finished with figures of 1-10 off two overs and Boden 1-14 off two.

Riverside made a good start to their run chase with Manix-Geeves and Boden putting on a 38-run partnership before Boden was  bowled for 12  by Duggan. South’s Stacey Norton-Smith then ripped through the batting line-up claiming excellent figures of 5-5, off three overs as Riverside lost 5-11 to finish at 8-68.