Round 10 of the Women's Premier Cricket season was completed over the weekend, with all bar one game across all grades getting underway.
On Saturday, EMP hosted Dandenong at Aberfeldie Park. The end result saw EMP come away with an 8-wicket win at home on Past Players Day. The visitors batted first and were dismissed for 121 with Tiana Atkinson (27) and Kim Garth (25) the only bats to pass 25, while wickets were shared between Georgia Wareham (3/21), Briana Binch (3/29) and Molly Strano (2/20). In reply, the Bombers chased down the target with ease, with Elyse Villani (72*) continuing her recent vein of rich form and Wareham (30) providing valued support.
On Sunday, Box Hill defeated Carlton-Brunswick by 42 runs at Box Hill City Oval. The hosts batted first and scored 6/196 off their available overs (game reduced to 48 overs due to wet weather), with Hayleigh Brennan (53) and Zoe Griffiths (35) leading the way with the bat. With the ball, Madison Albers (2/36) was the only bowler to take multiple scalps. In reply, the Strikers scored 154 with Rebeka Vandort (47) and Fiona Jenkinson (35) the best with the bat for the visitors. For the hosts, Dani Montague (2/17) and Isabel White (2/25) were the pick of the bowlers.
The match of the day saw Melbourne host Ringwood at the Albert Ground and the game was a close affair, with Melbourne taking the points with a 9-run win. The Demons' batted first and scored 8/212 with Rhiann O'Donnell (55), Steph Townsend (55*) and Teagan Parker (44) all making solid starts with the bat, while Nethuli Perera (2/34) was the best bowler for the Rams. In reply, the Rams' chase was led by skipper Bhavi Devchand (85), while Emma Lynch (34) also provided support, but the loss of wickets to Rhiann O'Donnell (3/33) and Townsend (2/37) saw the chase peter out at 9/203.
Finally, Plenty Valley hosted Prahran at Yarrambat War Memorial Park and the visitors came away with a strong 6-wicket win on the road. The hosts batted first and were dismissed for 108 with returning quick Tayla Vlaeminck (52) the only bat to make a start, while Jaide Anthony (3/9), Rhys McKenna (2/11) and Ellen Williams (2/26) bowled well for the visitors. In reply, the True Blues chased the target down for the loss of 4 wickets, with skipper Annabel Sutherland (63*) leading the way, while Jasmine Nevins (3/13) bowled well for the Bats.
Kookaburra Women's Premier Firsts One Day
EMP 2-125 (Villani 72no Wareham 30) def Dand 121 (Wareham 3-21 Binch 3-29),
Box Hill 6(cc)-196 (Brennan 53 Griffiths 35) def Carl-Bruns 154 (Vandort 47 Jenkinson 35),
Prah 4-110 (Sutherland 63no Nevins 3-13) def Plenty Valley 108 (Vlaeminck 52 Anthony 3-9),
Melb 8(cc)-212 (R O'Donnell 55 Townsend 55no Parker 44) def Ringwood 9-203 (Devchand 85 Lynch 34 R O'Donnell 3-33),
Kookaburra Women's Premier Seconds One Day
Carl-Bruns 130 (Dekel 3-4) def Box Hill 79 (Herathge 3-18),
Prah 1(cc)-175 (Huggins 94no Innes 50) def Plenty Valley 4(cc)-123 (Ferrara 60),
Ringwood 5-134 (Rule 45) def Melb 132 (Blacker 6-25),
Dand drew EMP (abandoned),
Kookaburra Women's Premier Thirds
Carl-Bruns 3-126 (Egan 57no) def Box Hill 9(cc)-125 (Freeman 3-7),
Prah 2-78 def Plenty Valley 75 (Chong 3-6),
Ringwood 104 (Leighton 3-16 B Jenkins 3-19) def Melb 84 (Price 4-22),
Dand 3-94 def EMP 93,