FEMALE UNDER 18 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Congratulations to the ACT/NSW Country Under 18s on becoming the T20 National Champions that started on Monday, 13th January 2020 in Hobart and Launceston, Tasmania.!
Grace Dignam, Anika Learoyd, Abbey Taylor, Ally McGrath and Alisha Bates are all part of our First Grade Side! Congratulations girls, the NDs family are all proud of you!
Also a huge congratulations to our Women’s Head Coach, Tommy Anderson, who is the assistant coach of this side! Go all the Rangers listed below:
NSW Metropolitan: Shivani Mehta and Sarah Turner.
Cricket Australia XI: Holly Simmons
ACT/NSW Country: Grace Dignam (c); Alisha Bates; Anika Learoyd; Ally McGrath and Abbey Taylor.
Best of luck from everyone at NDs, and the draw and scorecards can be followed HERE.
WHAT CRICKET NSW REPORTED - 13 JANUARY 2020
“...Sydney side defeated the top of the table Northern District, headlining rounds seven and eight on Sunday...In a rain affected match that was reduced to 35 overs aside after play had already commenced, Northern District finished on 2/126 before Sydney successfully chased down the Duckworth Lewis Stern revised target, reaching 7/174 with one ball to spare.
Breakers and Sixers allrounder Lauren Smith took 3/27 from seven overs for Northern District and 20-year-old Matilda Lugg (67 not out) top-scored for the visitors and the match...."
First Grade were the only women’s team to play this week, as Second Grade, Brewer Shield and the Under 15s commence on Sunday, 19th January.
First Grade’s opponents Sydney fielded three international players: Alyssa Healy; Rachel Haynes and Jenny Gunn, hence the match was always going to be difficult. Despite this, ND’s took the game right to the end.
ND’s batted first, although were interrupted by 3 rain delays, eventually reducing the game to 35 overs per side. Tilly Lugg was superb guiding the team to an unbeaten 67, in which ND’s ended up posting 2/126.
The Duckworth-Lewis method came into the equation, with Sydney requiring 173 runs from their 35 overs to win. Lauren Smith took 3 wickets, assisted by Sophie Shelley with 2. Some economical bowling from Thea Graham applied a great amount of pressure to Sydney, however the opponents eventually won with just 1 ball remaining.
FEMALE UNDER 15 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Congratulations from everyone at NDs to Siena Eve, Kate McTaggett and Ashlie Stapleton named in the 13 player squad to represent ACT/NSW Country at the Under 15 Female National Championships in Canberra during late February and early March 2020.