THE Midland Guildford Cricket Club female A grade side have defended their T20 premiership with a resounding nine-wicket victory over South Perth at the WACA ground on Sunday evening.
After winning the toss and choosing to field, it was a case of wickets falling at regular intervals during the first innings which saw the team restrict their opponents to a score of just 85 all out.
Captain Sheldyn Cooper led the way with four wickets for just 11 runs off her 3.3 overs – a performance which would see her receive the player of the final award.
It proved to be a straightforward run chase with Naomi Dattani scoring 36 runs from 33 balls, before Chloe Piparo (27 not out from 20) and Lilly Mills (12 not out from 6) finished the chase with nine wickets remaining.
Ultimately, the match ended with Midland Guildford chasing the score with 10.2 overs to spare.
The senior male sides all played one-day matches against Melville in their final games before the Christmas break.
The male 1st grade chased a target of 244 after Keaton Critchell (54 from 75) and Austin Thomas (41 from 50) set the foundation of the run chase, before Jordan Roads (52 from 58) and Brayden Brehaut (35 not out from 22) guided the side home.
The male 2nd grade fell short in their match, losing by four wickets at Tompkins Park.
In the other matches, the male 3rd grade enjoyed a resounding 104 run victory, while the male 4th grade won by 65 runs.
In the junior male fixtures, the male U17 and male U15 suffered defeats against Melville.
The male U14 also fell short in their match against Joondalup, as the male U13 won by 46 runs against the same opposition.
Kyle Taylor (70 from 101) and Brayden Ginn (48 not out from 56) were the catalysts behind the victory.
The Midland Guildford sides will be looking to build on the beginning of this season after the Christmas break in an effort to make a push for finals at the end of the season.