Lancaster Park won the toss & elected to bat. Tight bowling resulted in two wickets falling at 23 runs in the 8th over. Two players were caught off the bowling of Olivia Paul (catchers Millie Camm-Rule & Lola Holbrough). However a 57 run partnership followed between Zoe Pullar and Katie, which Katie continued good form with Sian Goodall until Katie was caught in the 25th over by Eloise Borcoski off the bowling of Hannah Foster with the score at 105. Their innings finished at 118/5 in the 30 overs.
Olivia Paul and Edie Maslin opened the Scorchers innings with a great 68 run partnership, ending when Liv was stumped off the bowling of Hannah. Edie lead the chase in a good partnership with Kelly Hodder, reaching the target in 15.3 overs. 123/1
Three shout outs – thanks to the U16s that played 2 games, Luce Dawson, Millie Camm-Rule and Jesse D’Arcy-Slade. Thanks to Andy for providing the gazebo and drinks and thank you also to the Merrivale- Papanui team for providing a great pitch, facilities and welcome – it was great to play there as usual.
Eloise Borcoski 6 overs, 15/1
Hannah Foster 5 overs, 11/1
Edie Maslin 56 off 37 balls Olivia Paull 35 off 35 balls.