Ladies catch grand final win
Bec Singh and Lauren Mather THE ruthless Mareeba ladies’ T20 cricketers are already searching for new scalps after sweeping aside Innisfail in the grand final of the Cricket Far North competition.
The Mareeba side overcame tricky conditions in Cairns on Saturday night to cap off an undefeated season.
Mareeba player and coach Trish Spry said the team had to adjust their play during the game.
“It was the first time we had played on a turf pitch and we noticed the grass was slippery and how the ball bounced on the pitch was different,” she said.
Mareeba were the first to bat and lost only one wicket as they amassed a total of 134.
Batter Janelle Smith was the highest run scorer making 34.
Innisfail’s opening bats were slow to get started but the third and fourth batters really knuckled down to put on 60 for the third wicket.
The final over was a nail- biter but Innisfail could not get the runs and finished at 4-124.
The ladies will enjoy a break over Christmas before they head to head to Charters Towers, about six hours from Mareeba for the famous Goldfield Ashes cricket carnival.
Mrs Spry said the carnival would be held over the January long weekend and the team was eager to play.
“It will be held on the Australia Day long weekend. We are all really excited about meeting other cricketers,” she said.
“Hopefully we can continue our great form.”
The Goldfield Ashes will not be the only upcoming games for the side. Mrs Spry said the team was trying to line up games in Townsville and Ayr, about five hours from Mareeba.
“We are trying to work out the best time to told the games next year,” she said.
“It will be great to know how we are ranked against the southern teams and it will be a good challenge to see the strength of our side.”
Mareeba ladies T20 celebrate their grand final win and an undefeated season.