NSW Breakers stand-in captain Rene Farrell has claimed her first hat-trick for St George-Sutherland in a four-wicket victory against Campbelltown-Camden during round five of McDonald’s Women’s Premier Cricket.
The experienced Breakers’ seamer finished the match with 4-34 and her outstanding performance was matched by three centurions across the four matches on Sunday, including an emphatic century to Tasmanian Roar and Universities wicketkeeper, batter Georgia Redmayne (165).
Farrell claimed the final three wickets in the Campbelltown-Camden innings to clinch the hat-trick at Glenn McGrath Oval. Her first dismissal in the trio of scalps was Breakers’ team mate Belinda Vakarewa (7).
Meanwhile, Redmayne was dominant against Northern District in a strong 105-run victory at Mark Taylor Oval.
It was her highest score in McDonald’s Women’s Premier Cricket. The magnificent century by Redmayne only just surpassed her previous best of 162 also made against Northern District in 2015/16.
Farrell was not the only notable performance by a Breakers’ player in the win for St George-Sutherland.
Opening batter Tahlia Wilson, 19, was one of the three century makers throughout the competition on Sunday. Her 109 from 97 balls was pivotal, guiding the Slayers home at Glenn McGrath Oval.
It was her first century for St George-Sutherland in McDonald’s Women’s Premier Cricket and second in the top grade. The flourishing knock by Wilson included 17 boundaries.
Wilson shared a 110-run partnership with St George-Sutherland captain Cailyn Fountain (41). The Slayers achieved victory in the 43rd over. They finished 6/209 in reply to 205.
Northern District wicketkeeper, batter Matilda Lugg was the third centurion on Sunday. She made 102 from 133 balls in the loss to Universities.
It was the maiden century in McDonald’s Women’s Premier Cricket for Lugg and only the second time she had passed fifty in the competition.
Redmayne was the cornerstone for the Universities in their first win of the season. She peeled off 20 boundaries at Mark Taylor Oval in a massive total of 7/336 for the students.
Breakers’ allrounder Carly Leeson also made 66 and shared a 168-run partnership for the third wicket with Redmayne. In reply, Northern District posted 5/231 from its 50 overs highlighted by the century to Lugg at the top of the order.
Despite the loss to the Slayers, numerous Breakers produced good performances for Campbelltown-Camden.
Breakers wicketkeeper, batter and Campbelltown-Camden captain, Hannah Trethewy, 19, top-scored for the visitors. She made 65 from 86 balls.
Left-arm fast bowler for the Breakers, Lauren Cheatle, was also impressive with the ball in the loss. She claimed 3-35 from 10 overs for the Ghosts.
Breakers’ top-order batter and Penrith captain, Mikayla Hinkley almost made it four centuries on Sunday. She was unbeaten on 89 not out from 105 balls in the five-wicket win for Penrith against Bankstown. Her knock included eight fours and three sixes.
Hinkley also claimed 3-29 to complete a superb allround performance and lead her side to their third victory of the season. Penrith finished 5/221 in response to 7/220.
Allrounder Saskia Horley was yet another Breakers player to rise to the top of her game for their club. She made an unbeaten 76 not out from 90 balls to comfortably seal victory for Gordon against Sydney at Chatswood Oval.
Horley shared a 126-run partnership with keeper and opening batter, Heidi Cheatle (58). The Breakers allrounder also collected 2-26 with ball in hand.
Gordon achieved victory in the 32nd over of the run chase. It was 3/182 in reply to 181 posted by Sydney.
Parramatta had the bye in round five.
In second grade, Gordon defeated Sydney by 175 runs at Ryde Oval, Parramatta lost by two wickets to Campbelltown-Camden, St George-Sutherland prevailed by four wickets over Universities and, Northern District beat Bankstown by 128 runs at Grahame Thomas Oval.
On Saturday, in third grade, Gordon defeated Bankstown, Manly-Warringah overcame Universities Gold and Campbelltown-Camden beat Universities Blue. St George-Sutherland had the bye.