League win, loss for Scorchers

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Community Classifieds - Jake Bat­trick

THE Perth Scorchers wrapped up their open­ing Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) with one win and a loss against the Ho­bart Hur­ri­canes at North Syd­ney Oval.

Four West­ern sub­urbs play­ers were in­volved in the open­ing week­end – wicket-keeper Me­gan Bant­ing, South­ern Stars’ batswoman Ni­cole Bolton, all­rounder Heather Gra­ham and spin bowler Emma King.

Gra­ham showed her ver­sa­til­ity through­out both matches.

The 20-year-old all-rounder man­aged six and 10 runs re­spec­tively bat­ting in the mid­dle or­der but it was the 2-19 from three overs in the sec­ond game that im­pressed head coach Lisa Keight­ley.

King man­aged only one wicket from the two games but the 24-year-old was eco­nom­i­cal, re­lin­quish­ing 22 runs from four overs in both matches.

Bolton had a quiet week­end by her lofty stan­dards, scor­ing 19 and seven runs re­spec­tively from her two in­nings, but was lively in the field creat­ing con­stant pres­sure with her speed.

Young keeper Bant­ing did not have an op­por­tu­nity to make an im­pact with the bat dur­ing the open­ing week­end dou­ble header but the ris­ing star made some ath­letic stops from be­hind the stumps.

Perth head home to The Fur­nace next week­end for games three and four against the Bris­bane Heat.

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