Our female Roo’s may have struggled in Round 1 but were much improved in Round 2, the result not going our way but the performance was important to get our campaign back on track. Winning the toss and electing to bat first after last week was an impressive statement against a strong South Perth side. Our top 4 looked stronger and more at home and applying the basics of patient batting. The standout being Shayna Jesani who batted for just under 2 hours and constructed a well-earned 65 before falling when the score was 150. Several wickets fell after Shayna’s departure however prior to that Danni Eckley looked at home batting at 3 and Eva Salisbury batted well coming in at 4. 158 all out felt a bit light and it proved to be once South Perth got going.
However Josie Beckett made South Perth think again trapping their opener LB when the score was just 5. However this was short lived as our next wicket didn’t arrive until the score was on 95, a sound foundation from South Perth however with notable fine bowling efforts from the spin of Kristin Jones and Emma Wilson. Finally Shayna Jesani capped a fine game taking a wicket for only 17 from a good accurate spell.
Worth noting also that we averaged 10 wides per game in the T 20 comp, today as a collective we produced 26 wides, taking the learning from this will help with our development and the importance of bowling at the stumps.