ROUND 4 of the GCA’s Women’s T/20 South saw Torquay Black achieve another narrow victory.
In the first round of the season they defeated East Belmont Razz in the final over and last Sunday they left it late once more, passing Portarlington’s 96 with just two overs remaining.
Mikaela Monahan once again played a key role in Torquay’s chase, finishing on 40 not out.
This marks the third time in three matches the opener has finished not out, having scored 40 in the first game and 28 in the second.
Cara Powers also finished unbeaten on 30, ensuring Torquay Black remain unbeaten themselves.
The latter were particularly dominant, bowling Torquay Gold out for just 17.
St Josephs chased the runs down in under two overs without losing a wicket.
St Josephs president Barry Knight said the team’s performances were made all the more enjoyable considering they did not know for some time that they would have enough interest to field a side.
“We weren’t quite sure whether we’d get enough (players), and we’re still playing a couple of juniors each game to fill in the numbers. But they’ve been great, though from a club perspective it’s more about participation than winning.”
Ocean Grove also sealed a 10-wicket win, although they took 11 overs to chase down Leopold’s 77.
Jasmin Thomas’s performance was crucial in restricting Leopold to 77. She not only took 2/6 in two overs with the ball, but also took two catches and assisted a run out.
Having only lost two wickets in their three matches this season, Ocean Grove retired some of their batters to give more of their batters a chance.
Tanya Taylor top-scored with 30 not out. Like Monahan, Taylor has finished all three of her innings unbeaten, scoring 21 and 18 in the first two games.
East Belmont Deb also secured a sizable win over Highton Durran.
Highton Durran’s captain Tenille Roberts retired on 42 befor taking 4/23 in her four overs.
But despite her efforts East Belmont Deb comfortably passed Highton Durran’s 96, and finished their 20 overs 5/169.