Girls come runner-up

TW Women's Cricket Team
The Two Wells Women’s Black cricket team was runner-up in the Para District Cricket Association Women’s B Grade competition. Pictured from left are, Kate Akeroyd, Krystal Wilmshurst, Leanne Pool, Rachael Forbes, Celeste Ramsay, Megan Akeroyd, Cassie Wing, and Denni Drewett. Absent Ashleigh Devenport.

The Two Wells Women’s Black cricket team went down gallantly in the Para District Cricket Association B Grade Women’s grand final held over two days last month.

The match, played on March 17 and 24 at ATCO oval in Elizabeth saw the girls, who finished fourth at the end of the minor season, bowled out for 80 by Elizabeth-based Rose and Crown.

Two Wells Black team manager and captain, Leanne Pool top scored with 26 not out followed by Kate Akeroyd (10) and Denni Drewett (7).

In the bowling, Ashleigh Devenport returned 1/7, Kate Akeroyd 1/12, and Rachel Forbes 1/14, with Rose and Crown making 4/82 and taking the season’s honours. Leanne said making the grand final was a great achievement for the girls, with the team just scraping into fourth position on the ladder and coming up against top-placed Dublin in the semi-final.

They won this match convincingly, making 7/145 and Dublin all out for 47.

“We hadn’t played them all season because the game was cancelled due to heat and they had lost only one game prior to that,” Leanne said.

“It was a great win for us.”

Leanne starred in this match, scoring 50 not out and Denni Drewett 18.

In the bowling, Cassie Wing returned 2/3, Leanne Pool 2/7 and Megan Akeroyd 2/9.

“It was a good season by both women’s teams,” Leanne reflected.

“The girls all enjoyed themselves and tried really hard.

“We look forward to building on our success from this year and carrying it into next year.”

The Two Wells Women’s Gold team finished fourth for the season and neither of the men’s teams played finals this year but the club is looking to better that next season.

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