League win, loss for Scorchers
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.