Dragons, Cats fall


Gisborne is out of finals contention in the Gisborne and District Cricket Association women’s league, after losing to Darley on Sunday.

After being sent in to bat the Dragons were off to a shaky start at the Darley Civic Hub losing three wickets for 20 runs in the first seven overs of the match.

Opening batter Brianna Woodburn was a standout for the Dragons, carrying her bat throughout the innings. Woodburn made an unbeaten 67 from 92 deliveries, including four fours and two maximums.

Woodburn’s opening partner, Ruby Watts made just her second score below 20 for the season as she was dismissed for a duck. Watts has scored 256 runs at an average of 51.2 this season.

The Dragons finished their 30 overs at 4-116.

Darley star player Kim Bessel was the pick of the bowlers for her side, taking 2-13 off her five overs.

With bat in hand Darley were extremely strong, getting off to a great start with the opening partnership putting up 54.

Bessel top scored with 39 from just 25 balls, smashing three boundaries and three sixes.

Woodburn backed up her good batting, taking 2-17. However, it was not enough as Darley chased down the runs easily in just 19 overs, finishing on 4-117.

Macedon also lost on Sunday, going down against Bacchus Marsh.

The Cats elected to bat first and were away to a strong start at 1-76. Yet, the one wicket quickly became six as the Cats found themselves at 6-90.

Young gun batter Caitlin Shaw was the Cats best, scoring 83 from 85 in just her second senior game for the club this season.

The Cats finished their innings at 8-145.

This wasn’t enough for a strong Bacchus Marsh line up that comfortably chased the runs down, finishing the 24th over at 4-149.

Hannah Smajila was the Cats’ best with the ball taking 2-19 from her five overs.

In the battle between the Lancefield teams, Lancefield Yellow had a big win against Lancefield Black.