THREE Midland Guildford Cricket Club players have returned from Adelaide after playing in the WA Women’s National Cricket League side.
Chloe Piparo (captain), Shay Manolini and Lilly Mills were three MGCC players who were selected as part of the 11 to represent WA against the South Australia Scorpions at Karen Rolton Oval, in Adelaide, as part of the 2023-24 Women’s National Cricket League.
WA lost the first one-day game by 87 runs but went on to win the next game by three wickets with 10 balls remaining, with captain Piparo named player of the match.
SA won the toss on the second game, electing to bat first, and finishing their 50 overs with 4-259, before WA responded with 7-261 to win the game.
Opening the batting for WA, Piparo went on to score 104 runs off 112 balls in the second match, knocking 12 fours before she was caught by Jemma Barsby off the bowling of Amanda-Jade Wellington in the 38th over.
Fellow opener Maddy Darke scored 47 runs off 47 balls to help WA to open on a 99-run partnership. Darke’s wicket fell when she was caught by Bridget Patterson from a delivery bowled by Madeline Penna.
In the first innings, Shay Manolini kept the Scorpions strike-rate down, bowling 7-44 and finishing with 13 dot balls.
The first game saw the Scorpions batting first after winning the toss, finishing the first innings with 9-263, as WA finished 176 all out after 46 overs.
Lilly Mills helped end Josie Dooley’s time at the crease, taking a catch from the bowling of Peipa Cleary to send Dooley back to the dugout for seven runs from 25 balls.
Mills bowled 9-46, finishing with 34 dot balls and Manolini went 6-29 in the first game.