The Midland Guildford Cricket Club female A grade celebrate their victory against Wanneroo on the weekend.

Midland Guildford win two more grand finals

It's been a great year for the senior female sides at Midland Guildford who, after also winning the A grade T20 premiership, won three of the four premierships available to them.
March 21, 2024
Joshua McKenzie

MIDLAND Guildford Cricket Club senior female sides secured two premierships for their club last weekend with wins over Wanneroo and Perth.

The female A grade faced Wanneroo in their grand final and after winning the toss they elected to bat first.

An opening partnership of 83 runs between Ines McKeon (30 runs off 50 balls) and Morgan Pires (35 off 45) was key in setting a platform for the rest of the innings.

After both were dismissed, it was even contributions from Sheldyn Cooper (28 off 73), Lilly Mills (22 off 31) and Veronica Keen (21 off 27) that guided the team to a score of 9-208 off their 50 overs.

With a target of 209 for victory set for their opposition, the side managed to restrict the scoring throughout the innings with player of the match Shay Manolini doing the most damage with the ball as she took five wickets for just 24 runs off 10 overs.

The regular fall of wickets meant that Wanneroo could only manage to score 146 runs in total and fell 62 runs short to give Midland Guildford the victory in the grand final to win the 50 over premiership.

In the female B grade grand final it was Midland Guildford’s opposition Perth who won the toss and elected to field first.

Even contributions throughout the entire batting line-up for the side allowed the total to reach 6-233.

The top scorers for the innings were Merel Dekeling (42 off 72), Kelsi Brennan (41 off 51), Alisha Kozma (36 off 30), Lauren Moore (32 off 41) and Makayla Hendry (28 off 19).

During the run chase, a steady flow of wickets prevented Perth from getting close to the target as they would only manage a total of 128 all out.

Player of the match Emily Allen took 4-25 off her eight overs, while Maddison Briggs took 3-9 off three overs.

Midland Guildford successfully defended their score by 105 runs to secure the 40 over premiership with a comprehensive grand final victory.

It was a successful year for the senior female sides at Midland Guildford Cricket Club who, after also winning the female A grade T20 premiership, secured three out of the four premierships available to them.

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