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Southern Scorpions containing five ADCA players return mixed results at women's senior country week

Harry GrigsonAlbany Advertiser
Albany and District Cricket Association’s Southern Scorpions representatives Lahni Davis, Emma Dolan, Patricia Hoveler, Holly Pearce and Emmeline Cunningham.
Camera IconAlbany and District Cricket Association’s Southern Scorpions representatives Lahni Davis, Emma Dolan, Patricia Hoveler, Holly Pearce and Emmeline Cunningham. Credit: Great Southern Womens Cricket

The Southern Scorpions, featuring five of Albany and Districts Cricket Association’s leading female cricketers, achieved mixed results at the senior women’s country week tournament in Bunbury earlier this month.

Lahni Davis, Emma Dolan, Patricia Hoveler, Holly Pearce and Emmeline Cunningham all suited up for the Scorpions for the country week tournament held in Bunbury on March 2 and 3.

The Scorpions finished in fourth with one win and three losses from their four games but came agonisingly close to securing a win in their opening match of the campaign against Bunbury Blue.

After finishing their T20 at Eaton Sports Ground locked with Bunbury Blue on 120 runs, the match was forced to a super-over.

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The Southern Scorpions side at country week.
Camera IconThe Southern Scorpions side at country week. Credit: Great Southern Womens Cricket

However, after being set 13 for victory the Scorpions were only able to muster nine runs and suffered a heartbreaking defeat.

The Scorpions bounced back in style in their second match, thumping Peel Blue by 112 runs at Eaton Sports Ground.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, the Scorpions finished their 20 overs 5-165 before rolling Peel Blue for 53 in the 16th over.

Tayla Murray scored a magnificent unbeaten 44 from 30 balls including five fours and two sixes while Megan Bam smashed 41 behind seven boundaries.

Holly Pearce ripped through Peel Blue’s line-up with an impressive 3-5 from three overs while Ruby York, Shyanne Thomas-Mirrielees and Bam each pinched two wickets.

Great Southern women’s cricket co-ordinator Holly Pearce said the weekend gave the team a great opportunity to test their skills against some of the leading female cricketers across regional WA.

“We changed up our batting and bowling most of the games to give everyone that a bit of exposure in different areas,” she said.

“Everyone performed really well against whoever we played there and everyone absolutely enjoyed it and it was a really good time over there.

“A lot of us have only been training and playing with men so being able to go away and spend time together and get everyone’s experience and just being around each other is amazing.”

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