Cats closing in on top two spot


Macedon has returned with a bang in the Gisborne and District Cricket Association women’s competition.

After a long break in the GDCA women’s season, matches returned on Sunday morning and the Cats wasted no time in getting back to their best.

Speaking before the game, Cats’ coach Tim Shaw said he was looking forward to Sunday’s clash.

“We love playing Gisborne,” he said. “Obviously they’re our nearest competing club in men’s and junior cricket, so there’s great rivalry, through girls cricket and in the women’s now.

“So we love to play them and when possible we love to get a win.”

The Cats were sent to the field and were able to keep Gisborne to 7-98 from 20 overs.

It was an even spread from the bowlers, with nine players having a bowl throughout the innings. Yet, Caitlin Shaw with 2-8 and Emily Wilkinson with 2-10 were the standout bowlers for the Cats.

With the bat the Cats were able to cruise to victory, chasing down the runs after just 14.3 overs, finishing the innings on 3-99. Isabella Shaw was the best for the Cats, retiring on 40 not out.

The coach said with his side sitting second on the ladder with just three matches to play, playing off in the grand final is the goal. The club has won the last two premierships.

“The quality of the competition keeps improving which is great to see so we’ve got a lot of work to do if we’re going to make an impact on finals,” he said.

“And the team is really focused on making an impact in the finals, we have some really strong cricketers and importantly we have a whole team of enthusiastic players who are keen to improve and bring their best game to the finals.

“It’s always a work in progress, but we definitely want to finish in the top two and definitely want to make it into the last game of the season.”