Bankstown women’s first, second grade sides enjoy smashing opener

BOWLING well early turned the tide for Bankstown Sports Women’s Cricket Club’s (BSWCC) First Grade who toppled St George Sutherland Slayers in their season opener.

Sent into bat first and after a wicket loss, Bankstown needed to consolidate which they did through Tahlia Dunne (25) and Erin Burns (34) who shared in a 50-run partnership.
Losing them both in quick succession slowed the runs but Bankstown managed to get to 6/85 off their 20 overs. 
However opening bowlers Emily Lawler (0/9 off 4) and Alice Whelan (2/13 off 4) set the winning tone and St George were never able to score at the required rate, with their innings coming to a close at 7/76.
BSWCC Second Grade side also had a terrific win against St George.
They were able to keep them to 2/116 off their 20 overs with Tyra Cooper 1/13 (4) and Shekinah Lowe 1/16 (4) the wicket takers.
In reply, Cynthia Coghlan finished with the first half century of the season.
Third Grade performed well too, with Gordon batting first to finish with 3/147 off their 20 overs. Captain Brianna Fraser was the pick of the bowlers with 2/32 off 4 while Alanna Yates was the other wicket taker with 1/25 off 4.
Fraser, 15, Khadija Brown, 11no and Steph Kelly, 10no all made great contributions but in the end finished short of Gordon’s total to end with 3/109 off 20 overs.
The BSWCC U18 Brewer Shield team went down by 15 runs to St George.
They started well with a 44-run opening partnership between Mriulda Thirupathy 39no and Chrissa Stathis, 21, but in the end fell short with 4/103 off 20 overs.
The BSWCC U15 Sixers Cricket League girls bowled first against Leichhardt Wanderers Red. Bree Kurtz picked up an early wicket 1/29 (4) followed by another from Ishpreet Randhawa 1/25 (4) .
Katelyn Dancy 2/9 (4) excelled while Jessica Robertson got the last wicket with 1/5 off 3.1 for Leichhardt to finish all out 140.