Centurion Makinley Blows has guided Victoria to a seven-wicket victory over the NSW Breakers in their second match of the Women’s National Cricket League on Tuesday at Park 25, Adelaide.
Blows hit 105 from 134 balls as Victoria chased down 187 to win with more than five overs to spare finishing 3/188. The Breakers leave Adelaide with one win and a loss after their victory over South Australia on Sunday.
Naomi Stalenberg (53 from 80) and 18-year-old Rachel Trenaman (52 from 90) both made half centuries in the Breakers total of 186.
The pair shared a 115-run partnership for the third wicket, coming together at 2/0. Seamer Sarah Aley also made a handy run-a-ball 31 down the order.
It was Trenaman’s first WNCL half-century and the fourth for Stalenberg. The Breakers were dismissed in the 50th over.
Blows and Annabel Sutherland (63) set up the Victorian victory with a 164-run second-wicket partnership.
Sutherland joined Blows at the crease with the score at 1/0 after seamer Rene Farrell (2-35) removed previous Australian representative Elyse Villani on the first ball of the innings, leg before wicket.
Focus now switches to the Women’s Big Bash League for female cricketers around the country. The tournament taking place between 18 October and 8 December.
The Breakers resume their WNCL campaign on 6 January against the ACT Meteors at Hurstville Oval.
Nineteen-year-old wicketkeeper-batter Tahlia Wilson, was the star of the Breakers win on Sunday, with a match-winning 95 not out from 111 balls in her third WNCL appearance.
The Breakers debuted three teenagers in that win over South Australia.
Seam bowling allrounder Hayley-Silver Holmes, 16, batter Phoebe Litchfield, also 16, and off-spinning allrounder Saskia Horley, 19, became the first trio to debut in the same match since November 2016.