Brooke Catania at the crease. Picture: Simon Hebden

Grand finals await Midland Guildford

The female A grade will face Wanneroo in the 50 over grand final and the female B grade faces Perth in the 40 over grand final.
March 14, 2024
Joshua McKenzie

THE Midland Guildford Cricket Club’s female A grade enjoyed a bye in their final round before their grand final matchup with Wanneroo this weekend.

The female B grade entered their game against Subiaco Floreat requiring a win in order to qualify for the grand final.

After winning the toss and electing to bat first, a 176-run opening partnership shared by Brooke Catania (91 runs off 110 balls) and Merel Dekeling (75 off 90) created the platform for a total of 5-278 off 40 overs.

Their opponents run chase never gathered any momentum with Makayla Hendry (three wickets for two runs off four overs) and Molly Lincoln (3-9 off 7.3 overs) the best of the bowlers on display.

Subiaco Floreat were only able to reach a total of 67 runs from 30.3 overs, resulting in a resounding 211 run victory for the side and a spot in the grand final secured.

In the final junior female matches of the season, the female U17s played their final regular season match and the female U14 played a semi-final.

Batting first against Subiaco Floreat, the female U17 were unable to post a competitive total with no batter scoring more than 25 runs.

The side finished all out for 107, a total which was chased down in 18.2 overs and finished as a seven-wicket loss for the side.

In their semi-final against Perth, the female U14 were set a target of 94 by their opposition.

Kaija Nielsen seemed to be the catalyst for the chase with her innings of 31 off 39, however the side would ultimately fall just three runs short of securing their place in the grand final.

The season will conclude next weekend with the female A grade facing Wanneroo in the 50 over grand final and the female B grade facing Perth in the 40 over grand final.

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