Southern Spirit women win place in grand final
Southern Spirit Cricket Club will meet Northern Power Orange in the grand final of Central Coast Cricket Association's Women's T20 Competition.
In the first semi-final, Northern Power Orange were the first team to qualify for the grand final with a 21-run victory over Southern Spirit at Lisarow Sporting Field.
"Winning the toss and batting first, the Power went about their business and got a fantastic start from Karan Mander, 17 off 10 balls and Rebecca Callan, 46 off 30 balls," said Cricket NSW manager Mr David Winiata.
"Kylie Clarke came out and continued on with momentum making 24 before retiring.
"The Spirit fought back from there with some tight bowling and restricted the Power to 4-125 from their 20 overs.
"Beth Leggett was the most economical bowler finishing with 1-11 from three overs," Mr Winiata said.
"The Spirit themselves got off to a good start with Nicole Cattley, 34, and Jessica Moody, 23, setting a fantastic platform.
"The Power though kept their composure, bowling tight lines and got the game into their hand and the Spirit finished 6-104 from 20 overs," he said.
The Power then advanced to the grand final with the Spirit having to play Warnervale Blue in the preliminary final for a chance of Premiership glory.
"Southern Spirit won the toss and decided to chase again putting Warnervale Blue into bat and the Spirit would've been much happier with their start claiming three early wickets, including the key wicket of Hooke," Mr Winiata said.
"Jessica Holmes kept the innings together with a very good 39 not out and took the innings to a close at 5-100 from 20 overs.
"Opening bowler Sally Oman was the best of the bowlers with 2-14 from four overs.
"In reply, it was a batting clinic from Southern Spirit passing the total one down in the 11th over.
"Nicole Cattley finished a fine weekend with 53 not out and Chelsea Campbell 37 not out doing the damage," Mr Winiata said.
Press release, 9 Mar 2020
David Winiata, Cricket NSW