Devlin spins way to a first round victory

OFF-SPINNER Samantha Devlin has starred with the ball to steer her Bankstown Sports Womens Cricket Club first grade side to victory over Parramatta in the first round of the Limited Overs Competition on Sunday.

Winning the toss and electing to bowl on an up and down Merrylands Oval wicket, the spin of Devlin 5/7 off 5.3 and young leg spinner Hayley Elliott, 3/29 off 7, proved the difference for the BSWCC side.
Parramatta were bowled out for 124 in the 26th over and BSWCC were able to chase the runs down with ease thanks to Rhiannon Dick’s 36no and Jade Errington’s 31.
Another highlight for the weekend was the U13 Mollie Dive BDCA girls chasing down Cricket ACT’s 128 in 13 overs in the final round of the NSW Youth Championships competition.
In the field, Aditi Salgaonkar was the pick of the bowlers with 3/17 off 4.3.
A brilliant 73no off 45 balls by Mridula Thirupathy, capped off a fantastic season for the 12-year-old all-rounder who has finished the season with 386 from 7 innings and an average of 96.5.
She made her maiden century against Penrith in round 6 as well as 3 half century’s throughout the season.
First grade: BSWCC 2/125 (Rhiannon Dick 36no, Jade Errington 31) def Parramatta All Out 124 (Samantha Devlin 5/7, Hayley Elliott 3/29).
Second grade: BSWCC 8/177 (Yasmin Fernando 64no, Tahlia Dunne 40, Litara Aoina 21) def Parramatta 8/176 (Annie Pham 4/28, Chloe Butler 3/34).
Third grade: BSWCC 4/135 (Chloe Butler 53rnto, Annie Pham 43) def Universities All Out 134 (Vanessa Byrne 2/2, Annie Pham 2/12, Alanna Yates 2/28).
U13: SCL BSWCC 1/119 (Bree Kurtz 26no, Bronte Moore 19rtno, Soundarya Deshmukh 13, Arya Krishan 12no) def by Leichhardt Wanderers Red 4/122 (Soundarya Deshmukh 1/11, Bree Kurtz 1/15, Arishka Krishan 1/23).
U15: SCL BSWCC 4/80 (Amber English 24, Mridula Thirupathy 20no) def Easts 4/76 (Maeve Martin 1/6, Abbie Purvis 1/8).
U15 Margaret Peden: BDCA 7/102 (Sarah Lawler 35, Maeve Martin 16) def by Parramatta 9/235 (Cynthia Coghlan 3/25, Brinly Peters 2/31).
U13 Mollie Dive: BDCA 2/129 (Mridula Thirupathy 73no (45), Abbie Purvis 15no (8) def Cricket ACT All Out 128 (Aditi Salgaonkar 3/17, Chrissa Stathis 2/6, Abbie Purvis 2/18).