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Match report: Strikers v Hurricanes

23 October 2021

The weather has had the last laugh in the Hobart Hurricanes match against the Adelaide Strikers in Launceston this morning, with the match being abandoned due to rain without a result.

After losing the toss and being sent into bat, Hurricanes openers Ruth Johnston and Rachel Priest got off to a solid enough start, before Johnston was dismissed in the third over for two.

Strikers pacer, Darcie Brown, who claimed the first wicket of the day, backed it up two overs later, dismissing Johnston’s opening partner, Priest, for 13.  However, despite the fact that Priest was unable to repeat her heroics from Tuesday’s match, the Hurricanes did not seem perturbed, with Mignon du Preez and Nicola Carey settling in at the crease nicely.

The pair piled on 43 runs between them in just under seven overs, between a mis-timed ramp shot from Carey saw her caught behind for 19 runs off 18 deliveries.  However, after being dismissed as a result of some freakish catches in her past two innings, du Preez found herself in the runs today, top-scoring with 39 runs off just 35 deliveries, before she was caught in the deep off the bowling of Sarah Coyte.

Naomi Stalenberg was beginning to enjoy another impressive cameo at the crease, reaching 21* off 17 before the rain began to get steadier and heavier.

The players were called off the field 16 overs into the first innings, with the Hurricanes sitting on 5-107.  As the rain set in and the ground became in increasingly wet, it was clear that no further play would be possible, with the match officially being abandoned and the points split between both teams.

The Hurricanes will now regroup for their next block of matches, which begin at University of Tasmania Stadium in Launceston on Tuesday.  The Hurricanes will play four matches in six days between Tuesday and Sunday.

Filed Under

Adelaide Strikers Women

Hobart Hurricanes Women

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