Female A-Grade 50-Over Round Seven Wrap
27 February 2017  

Emma Biss in action for Melville against Subiaco Floreat // John Sherry

South Perth have moved 10 points clear at the top of the Female A-Grade 50-over table with a dominant Round Seven win over Midland-Guildford, while Subiaco Floreat scored a much-needed win defeating Melville.

The Sky Blues never let Midland-Guildford into the contest, dismissing the Swans for just 66 thanks to a six-wicket haul from Sarah Addison at Lilac Hill.

After starring in last week’s T20 final, Chloe Piparo (one) and Bhavisha Devchand (13) couldn’t build on their championship-winning performances.

South Perth cruised to victory with 30 overs to spare and seven wickets in hand, extending their lead over second-placed Melville to 10 points.

The Lions kept themselves in the hunt for a spot in the final after they cruised to a 55-run win over the Storm at Floreat Park Oval.

Subiaco Floreat won the toss and elected to bat, which resulted in a shaky start. Megan Banting fell for 13 before fellow Scorcher Heather Graham was removed for a duck.

However, Lucy Curtin (24) and Lauren Nicholson (29) stepped up to help the Lions to a respectable total of 121.

Melville never got going in their innings, Lions bowler Jess Emery the star finishing with figures of 3-19.

Emma King, Phoebe Vlahov and Kay-Leigh Nicholas all claimed two wickets as the Lions bowled Melville out for just 66.

Round Eight sees South Perth hosting Subiaco Floreat, while Midland-Guildford can jump back into the top two with a win over bottom-placed University at Lilac Hill.

-Jake Battrick