Hobart Hurricanes' WBBL06 campaign has come to an end as they once again showcased the fragility of their batting resources.
A top-order collapse played a key role as Sallian Briggs' side added a six-wicket loss to Sydney Thunder on Sunday to the 10-wicket defeat it suffered at the hands of Perth Scorchers on Saturday.
South African Shabnim Ismail reduced the Hurricanes to 2-2 after the first over and 3-4 after 2.5 overs to put them well and truly on the back foot on Sunday at Drummoyne Oval.
That start had Nicola Carey caught for a first ball duck, Hayely Matthews bowled for a four-ball duck and Chloe Tryon out for one from four.
A recovery mission was led by Sasha Moloney, who recovered after being hit in the helmet by Ismail [who took 3-10 in a ferocious four over spell] with 39 from 38 and Rachel Priest [32 from 37] with a 57-run stand in less than 10 overs.
But consistent wickets late ensured the total was only able to reach a below par 9-115, with the score boosted by a timely unbeaten 24 from 18 balls from Corinne Hall [batting at number eight after coming out at first drop on Saturday] for the Hurricanes' skipper highest score for the tournament.
There was some strong fight with the ball from the Hurricanes, even without injured strike bowler Belinda Vakarewa, but the Thunder chased the total down with 19 balls remaining, with former Hobart favourite Heather Knight top-scoring with 25 from 15.
Carey [2-23 from 3.5 overs] and Matthews [1-12 from three overs after missing Saturday's match due to injury] were the pick of the bowlers.
Moloney, who picked up 1-8 from one over with her spin, was stand-in captain for a lot of the second innings after Hall left the field due to injury.
The Hurricanes lost their last five matches to lock in their third wooden spoon in four campaigns after collecting just the three wins.
Former New Zealand star Priest finished as Hobart's leading run-scorer with 354 runs at 35.40 and a strike-rate of 118, but there was a big gap back to second [Tryon with 164].
Naomi Stalenberg , Carey , Matthews , Moloney  and Hall  also failed to score big.
Matthews did finish at the Hurricanes' leading wicket-taker [12 wickets at 16.08 in 11 matches] with Carey taking 11 at 25.18 in 13 matches, 16-year-old leg-spinner Amy Smith finishing with eight wickets at 28.62 in 13 matches and Vakarewa taking eight wickets at 30.50.
The Hurricanes' woes comes as a Tasmanian product has been firing for another franchise.
Courtney Webb at Melbourne Renegades continued to grow her reputation as a finisher after an unbeaten 46 from 28 in her side's win over Sydney Sixers on Saturday, a match which also saw her take one of the catches of the tournament.
The 20-year-old, who played two AFLW games for Carlton, scored 246 runs at 30.75, with a strike-rate of 112.32, in WBBL06.