WA Country fall short in women’s semifinals

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WA Country women’s team reached the semifinals.
Camera IconWA Country women’s team reached the semifinals. Credit: Dylan Burns Photography

The WA Country women’s side, containing Albany pair Hannah Felton and Bonnie Crook, have fallen short in their quest to make the final at the Australian Country Cricket Championships in Shepparton, Victoria.

Having defeated South Australia, New South Wales and Queensland, WA were in third position with 12 points heading into the last regular round and followed that up with victory over Northern Territory to ensure they reached Thursday’s semifinals.

WA came up against Queensland in the semifinal, batting first where they were restricted to 6-79 from their 20 overs with Felton making four.

Queensland however chased down the victory target in the 17th over, six wickets down to progress to Friday’s final.

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Royals product Felton had her best return of the tournament on Tuesday, making nine runs off 19 balls before she was the final wicket to fall for WA, who made only 64.

WA’s Hannah Felton fields during the 2019 Toyota Australia Country Cricket Championships.
Camera IconWA’s Hannah Felton fields during the 2019 Toyota Australia Country Cricket Championships. Credit: Dylan Burns Photography

Victoria chased down the small total in the 16th over with five wickets in hand to give WA their second loss.

North County’s Crook did not face a ball in the loss to Victoria but was at the non-strikers end when Felton was dismissed.

Crook made five not out off 12 balls in the win over NSW and scored three runs and took a catch in the 24-run defeat at the hands of East Asia Pacific.

Felton finished with 17 runs for the tournament, bowled three overs and took five catches.

Crook made eight runs, bowled one over and took two catches in the carnival, which was all T20 games.

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