With Queensland and Western Australia the only sides not to double up in games on day four of the Open Women’s division at the 2018 National Indoor Cricket Championships, the maroons still remain as the team to beat.
Victoria v Western Australia
Victoria and Western Australia kicked off today's proceedings in the Open Women’s division at Toowoomba Indoor Sports Centre. In a match that saw some exceptional displays of indoor cricket, Victoria were victors 86-23, thanks to strong contributions from Briony Polkinghorne (23 runs & 3 wickets) and Aimee Mellford (19 runs & 3 wickets).
South Australia v New South Wales
On Court 3, South Australia blitzed New South Wales 138-54. Chasing only 54, strong batting partnerships from South Australia’s Rebecca Pollard & Kylie Rattray (42) and Tegan McPharlin & Neisha Iles (45) saw their side to a strong 138 run total.
New South Wales v Queensland
In a clash between a side who are yet to be defeated, and a side who are yet to win a game, Queensland provided New South Wales with their second demolishment of the day (95-9). Queenslanders Courtney Hewitt (4/-16) and Jude Coleman (24 runs) were prolific in their sides masterclass. Yet to win a game, New South Wales are placed at the bottom of the table.
Victoria v South Australia
Victoria and South Australia were split by only 6 runs in a match that highlighted the round. Batting first, Victoria posted 80 runs. In response, South Australia's first three batting pairs posted 73, leaving a target of 8 runs for final batting pair Neisha Iles and Hannah Perry. With the target in mind, Iles and Perry stayed composed to post 13 runs and claimed victory by less than one scoring shot.
At the completion of days play, Queensland (32 points) remain leaders at the top of the table, whilst South Australia (23 points) and Victoria (19 points) will be looking to play catch up in their matches tomorrow.
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