Female A-Grade 50-Over Round Eight Wrap
8 March 2017  

Chloe Piparo scored her second big century in a month for Midland-Guildford as they defeated University in Sunday’s Alcohol.Think Again Female A-Grade 50-over competition.

Piparo made 153 from 139 deliveries for the Swans, well supported by Bhavisha Devchand (96no), as the second-placed Swans kept the pressure on leaders South Perth with their 191-run win at Lilac Hill.

South Perth stayed on top after brilliant bowling from Katie Hartshorn (3-6) and Emma Meuleman (3-16) led them to a 107-run win over Subiaco Floreat at Richardson Park.

Firstly to Lilac Hill where Midland-Guildford amassed 2-324 from 50 overs after Piparo won the toss and elected to bat.

Taneale Peschel was dismissed early for four, before Piparo and Devchand combined for a huge 258-run second-wicket partnership.

Gemma Cassidy eventual claimed Piparo’s wicket, but not after she’d hit 11 boundaries in a fine knock, backing up last month’s 161no against Subiaco Floreat.

The massive score was always too much for bottom-placed Uni, who were bowled out for 133 with Tansi Price top scoring with 28. Devchand claimed 3-21 in a fine all-round performance.

At Richardson Park, Heather Siegers scored 62 as South Perth posted 187 after winning the toss against Subi.

Heather Graham (3-20) and Emma King (3-28) did the damage for the Lions.

In reply, Subi struggled with the bat, with Hartshorn dominant, dismissing Fury trio Megan Banting (28), Heather Graham (11) and King (1).

Subiaco Floreat were eventually all out for 80 inside 28 overs, to all but end their finals hopes with two rounds to play.