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Match report: Hurricanes v Scorchers

07 November 2021

The Hurricanes couldn’t complete the double over the Perth Scorchers, ruing an early collapse with the bat to fall to the home side in convincing fashion.

The Hurricanes continued with the Priest and Stalenberg opening combo, but it failed to have the same impact as the day prior. Priest was bowled by Marizanne Kapp for one, before Stalenberg slashed at a delivery and was caught off Kapp for naught.

The 'Canes were about to feel more pain, when Nic Carey was trapped LBW to leave Hobart 3-8 inside four overs. The carnage continued off the hand of Kapp, who thoroughly deserved her wickets, with four to her name at the end of the powerplay, and the 'Canes on 5-17.

Thankfully for those in purple, Ruth Jonston came to the rescue, and pushed the Canes’ to 6-47 at the drinks break, solely off her own bat. Playing an innings beyond her years, Johnston continued to push alongside Sasha Moloney, and managed to move the Hurricanes to 6-66 after 14 overs.

All good things come to an end, and sadly this was the case when Ruth Johnston fell for a gallant 38 off 40 balls, before Sasha Moloney fell just one ball later on 15 to leave the Canes’ 8-73 with a little over four overs to go.

Tayla Vlaeminck managed to add a few more before falling herself, and the Hurricanes ended a disappointing innings, though one that was salvaged, bowled out for 96, with the final wicket falling on the final wicket falling on the final ball of the innings.

Defending a short total, the 'Canes made an ideal start, with Vlaeminck having dangerous opener Beth Mooney chop on within two overs to give them a glimmer of hope. Vlaeminck struck again with an absolute peach to remove Sophie Devine, and suddenly the two most dangerous players for the innings were gone with the Scorchers 2-31.

The game went into a lull for a period of time, before Vlaeminck struck again to remove Athapaththu LBW for her third wicket of the match.  The Scorchers were 3-65 at the drinks break, with plenty of wickets in hand to win the game.

The Scorchers continued in safe fashion, with a slight scare when Sasha Moloney ran out Heather Graham, but ultimately were unfazed in chasing down the total, defeating the Hurricanes by five wickets with overs to spare.


Filed Under

Hobart Hurricanes Women

Perth Scorchers Women

Weber WBBL|07