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Match report: Hurricanes v Strikers

13 November 2021

The Hobart Hurricanes never really got going in their first Mackay fixture, as they fell to the Adelaide Strikers by 48 runs.

Winning the toss and electing to bowl, the Hobart Hurricanes couldn’t have asked for a better start when Tayla Vlaeminck clean bowled Katie Mack in the very first over.

The Strikers managed to rally though, and despite an impressive spell from Vlaeminck, made it to the 8th over without loss, before Molly Strano had Laura Wolvaardt caught behind on 25, with the Strikers 2-49.

Dane Van Niekerk and Tahlia McGrath locked in to frustrate the Hurricanes attack, steering the Strikers into more comfortable territory. Strano made the breakthrough again for the Hurricanes when she had Van Niekerk caught on 44 in the outfield, but with wickets in hand, the Strikers were still in control at 3-88 with six overs to play.

New batter Bridget Patterson and McGrath partnered up brilliantly, and picked up the tempo to see the Strikers post a total of 142, with Patterson caught off Nic Carey on the final ball of the innings.

Chasing a manageable total, the Hurricanes once again suffered an early wicket – as has been the story of the season. Naomi Stalenberg was caught off the bowling of Darcie Brown in just the second over, before Rachel Priest followed suit in the third over.

At 2-16, things looked grim for the Hurricanes faithful, and they got worse when Mignon du Preez fell, who had made 21 and appeared to be settling in. From there, the wickets began to tumble quickly, 3-38 became 5-44 after Carey and Ghosh both departed with scores of under 10.

Molly Strano and Sasha Moloney played a few shots in anger and looked to be steadying the ship, before Strano went out LBW on 12, and Moloney caught and bowled for eight just moments later.

Tayla Vlaeminck and debutant, Angie Genford, were next to try their hand, with Vlaeminck flushing a couple of balls to the boundary, including an impressive six. Unfortunately, Genford was stumped after making 8, while Vlaeminck was caught after a nifty 17, leaving the 'Canes 9-91.

Belinda Vakarewa was caught in the 18th over to complete victory for the Strikers, who were deserving winners by 48 runs.


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Adelaide Strikers Women

Hobart Hurricanes Women

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