The Women's Premier Firsts home and away season is wrapped up and Essendon Maribyrnong Park, despite a loss to Box Hill, has finished top and secured a home semi final against Plenty Valley. Prahran will host Box Hill in the other semi.
The semi finals will be played in a fortnight's time due to the ICC Women's T20 Final at the MCG next Sunday.
Box Hill thumped EMP yesterday, but in today's games Emma Inglis (67) helped get Prahran home at Shepley Oval despite a brilliant unbeaten 132 from Dandenong's Irish import Kimberley Garth, Melbourne was too good for Plenty Valley with Renee Moffitt (93), Charlotte Killeen (53), Olivia Downes (3/20) and Elly Donald (3/29) the stars and Ringwood skipper Bhavisha Devchand (58 & 4/30) getting her side home against Carlton-Brunswick. Tess Flintoff (59*) also batted well for the Rams.
Seven of the eight Women's clubs will be represented in the finals, with Carlton-Brunswick the only club to miss out. Box Hill is the only club to have both Firsts and Seconds participating.
Ring 3-161 (Devchand 58 Flintoff 59no) d Carl-Bruns 157 (Campion 67 Devchand 4-30)
Prah 7-217 (Inglis 67 Hale 42 Kalis 30 Gallagher 3-41) d Dand 8-214 (Garth 132no)
Melb 8-206 (Moffitt 93 Killeen 53 Nevins 3-28 K Jones 3-32) d Plenty Valley 123 (Day 35 Downes 3-20 Donald 3-29)
Box Hill 3-102 (Carter 40) d Ess Mar Pk 101 (Rafferty 3-17 Griffiths 3-20)
Semi Finals: Ess Mar Pk v Plenty Valley, Prahran v Box Hill.
Ring 3-125 (Abhyankar 40no Walters 31no) d Carl-Bruns 122 (Loughnan 4-20 Doevelaar 4-22)
Dand 5-240 (Applebee 64no Burke 44no) d Prah 126
Plenty Valley 5-168 (Price 53no Douglass 37) v Melb 176 (Sherman 53 Ryan-Fuller 32 Harvey 3-23)
Box Hill 1-104 (Weber 53no Morando 34no) d Ess Mar Pk 102 (Stilve 3-19)
Semi Finals: Ringwood v Melbourne, Dandenong v Box Hill.