Female A-Grade 50-Over Round Four Wrap
1 February 2017  

Melville has caused a major upset on Sunday, defeating the previously unbeaten South Perth in Round Four of the Alcohol.Think Again Female 50-Over A-Grade competition by seven wickets at Tompkins Park.

The result moves the Storm up into second position as they successfully chased 101 for victory.

Melville managed victory in a canter, reaching the total in the 21st over only three wickets down.

Skipper Niamh Walsh was crucial with the bat, unbeaten on 31, with Rebecca West also a strong contributor with 33.

Earlier Renee Chappell did the damage with the ball taking two scalps, while Jenny Wallace chipped in with multiple wickets to restrict South Perth to 8-100. Mel Cameron was the only standout with 38.

Elsewhere, Subiaco Floreat hammered University by 10 wickets in the clash of the bottom-placed sides at James Oval.

Lizzy Alderson and Lauren Nicholson were vital, combining for a 131-run opening stand to finish the game.

Alderson scored 64 from 56, while Nicholson was impressive with 40.

Earlier, Uni was restricted to just 9-130, with Jess Humby and Jess Emery both taking two wickets each. Tansi Price was the only batter to show fight with 66.

-Elliot Raiter