Day one of the Under 15 Female National Championships was a great start to the week with NSW Metro, ACT/NSW Country, Queensland and Vic Metro all getting wins.
NSW Metro went up against Tasmania in the first game of the Championships. Tasmania won the toss and chose to bowl. NSW Metro’s opener Charlotte Camburn made a very impressive 83 to lead the team to 8/256 off their 40 overs. Maddison Brooks was the pick of the bowlers taking 3/29.
Unfortunately for Tasmania the run chase proved to big of a task as they finished 9/144, falling 112 runs short. Tasmania’s Melodie Armstrong made 49 before been run out. NSW Metro’s Jade Allen took 4/20 off eight overs to lead her team to a win on day one of the Championships.
ACT/NSW Country started off its campaign against Vic Country. Vic Country sent in ACT/NSW Country into bat making early inroads leaving them 4/68. Late hitting from Maddison McGuigan (29) and Katie Letcher (28) propelled the team to a competitive 8/167. Tahlia Meier was exceptional with ball in hand taking 2/18 off her eight overs.
A 122 run partnership between Jaide Anthony (63) and Georgia Gall (56*) wasn’t enough to win the game for Vic Metro as they fell 12 runs short of their target. After the 40 overs Vic Metro finished 6/155 with three run outs proving too costly in the end.
Queensland won the toss and chose to bat against Western Australia with opener Lucinda Bourke getting out for a diamond duck in the first over. Sianna Ginger (45) was the backbone of the innings and helped her team post 7/205. Wickets were shared amongst the Western Australian bowlers.
In reply, the girls from the West didn’t get off to a good start with opener Monica Rallabhandi dismissed in the early overs. Some fantastic batting from Chloe Ainsworth (40) and Poppy Stockwell (55*) gave them a chance though in the end it wasn’t enough finishing 27 runs short. South Australia began their tournament against Vic Metro.
South Australia won the toss and elected to bat though were in early trouble at 2/14. Paris Hall top scored with 24 and Erin Carroll was the chief destroyer taking 3/17 off eight overs. At the end of the 40 overs South Australia finished 8/143.
In reply, Vic Metro successfully chased down the target of 144 with five wickets to spare. Kristy Abulrajah (32) and Annency Homberg (37*) batted superbly to guide Vic Metro to their first win.