Women’s finals set


Finals cricket is upon the Gisborne and District Cricket Association’s women’s league following a big final round.

Macedon destroyed Kilmore on Sunday morning, securing its spot in the final four.

The two-time reigning champions travelled to Kilmore Cricket Ground and were sent to the field first.

It took no time for the Cats to get into their work with Amy Miles taking two wickets in the second over of the match. Miles then went on to take another two wickets in her next over, and another two in her over after that, finishing with 6-9.

Due to Kilmore only having seven available batters, six wickets was all it took to dismiss them. Finishing on 6-15 after 5.5 overs.

The Cats were able to chase down the runs in just three overs, with opening pair Hannah Smajila and Isabella Shaw scoring four and 14 respectively to secure the 10 wicket win.

Finishing third, the Cats will face second placed Bacchus Marsh for the semi final on Sunday.

Bacchus Marsh faced Lancefield Yellow on Sunday to secure the second placed spot.

The Bulls batted first and were strong early, putting on a 88 run opening stand. The Bulls finished their 30 overs at 5-170, with opening batter Sarah Bamford top scoring with 70.

Lancefield bowler Anita McMaster was the Tigers best with the ball taking 2-35 from her six overs. Eight of the nine Tigers players bowled a ball on Sunday.

The Tigers’ chase got off to a slow start on Sunday losing 4-40 before Ebony Penny was able to take control of the innings. She finished with a team high 30 off 39 deliveries, yet it was not enough to chase the Bulls down, finishing on 8-94.

Despite the loss the Tigers finished fourth and will face top side Darley in the final next week.

The Tigers’ black side forfeit to Darley on Sunday.

Gisborne had a bye.