Perth Scorchers have mixed results at the big weekend at Queensland’s
Perth Scorchers have finished their Big Weekend at Queensland’s Allan Border Field with mixed results, after they recorded a thumping win over the Brisbane Heat yesterday before going down to the Adelaide Strikers today.
After being sent into bat by the Strikers this morning, the Scorchers couldn’t gather enough momentum with the bat posting 115 runs from their 20 overs.
Nicole Bolton was solid at the crease and crafted a patient knock of 41 runs to anchor the Scorchers innings.
Irish import Kim Gath (2-25) claimed two early wickets in response, which left Adelaide at 3-22 in the third over.
From there, the Strikers never looked back and chased down the total with more than five overs to spare.
Saturday’s performance proved more fruitful for the Scorchers, after star openers Amy Jones (60*) and skipper Meg Lanning (56) helped secure the first win of the season.
The pair looked unstoppable during their 129 run opening stand until Lanning was caught at cover, leaving Nat Sciver to finish off the job with consecutive boundaries registering a huge nine wicket win over the Heat.
Jemma Barsby (2-19), playing against her old side, and Irish quick Kim Garth (2-25) were the Scorchers' best bowlers, restricting the home team to 7-146 from their 20 overs.
The Scorchers head home this afternoon in seventh place on the WBBL adder with one win and two losses.
The iconic WACA Ground will host the next WBBL Big Weekend, with the Scorchers hosting the Melbourne Renegades on Friday 1 November and then the Melbourne Stars on Saturday 2 November.