A total of six games were played on Sunday, with each club taking the field twice. West Torrens were the big winners of the day, claiming back-to-back victories to grab hold of top spot on the ladder.
Tahlia McGrath and Amanda-Jade Wellington did the damage for West Torrens in their opening clash against Kensington, combining for a 71-run partnership amidst a total of 5/129. McGrath was the standout, finishing with 70 from 51 deliveries, finding the rope six times and clearing it twice.
Kensington were unable to chase the total down, losing their final wicket in the 20th over, still 16 runs short. Wellington continued her good work with the ball, claiming 2/19, while Jessica Joseph and Emily Parsons collected three wickets each to seal the game.
A full team effort from West Torrens then secured their second triumph of the day, a massive seven-wicket win over Southern District. All six bowlers used by West Torrens pocketed a wicket, but it was McGrath that took the honours with figures of 3/8 from three overs.
Kensington’s day unfortunately didn’t improve in the second stanza as they fell to Northern Districts by ten wickets in their final fixture of the day. Tegan McPharlin and Stephanie Beazleigh were unstoppable for Northern Districts, chasing down the required 85 runs without losing a wicket. Samantha Betts was the pick of the bowlers in the first innings, ending with 2/9 from her three overs.
Northern Districts also won their opening clash of the day, albeit in very different circumstances. Set 97 for victory against Glenelg, Northern Districts lost seven wickets in their successful chase, taking it to the final over before securing the victory. Jacinta Goodger-Chandler was fantastic in a losing cause for Glenelg, collecting the impressive figures of 3/14 from her full complement of overs.
Glenelg again batted first in the second of their games and were again unable to post a strong enough total. Emma de Broughe set the tone for Sturt, snaring three wickets for just 15 runs as Glenelg were bowled out for 80. Sturt chased down the required runs with 13 balls and three wickets to spare.
It was a strong day for Sturt that saw them begin a climb up the standings thanks to two wins from two starts at Park 25. Batting first against Southern District, Sturt set the highest total of the day, smashing 7/146 on the back of 77 (46) from opening batter Annie O’Neil.
Southern District began their chase well in the form of a 48-run opening partnership, but they fell 23 runs short of Sturt, losing all their wickets for 123 from 18.3 overs.
Best with bat:
77: Annie O’Neil (Sturt)
70: Tahlia McGrath (West Torrens)
45: Amanda-Jade Wellington (West Torrens)
44no: Tegan McPharlin (Northern Districts)
38: Kelly Armstrong (Southern District)
33no: Stephanie Beazleigh (Northern Districts)
Best with ball:
3/8: Tahlia McGrath (West Torrens)
3/14: Jacinta Goodger-Chandler (Glenelg)
3/15: Emma de Broughe (Sturt)
3/18: Emily Parsons (West Torrens)
3/25: Jessica Joseph (West Torrens)