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Stars brave in defeat

20 October 2019

Perfect conditions greeted the teams at the CitiPower Centre on Sunday afternoon for their second match on the opening weekend of WBBL|05!

Corinne Hall won the toss for the Hobart Hurricanes and sent Villani’s girls into bat.

 

The Stars skipper went on the attack immediately, hitting back to back boundaries in the opening over. Unfortunately, that’s where it stopped for Villani as she got one high on the bat off the bowling of Vakarewa and was caught for 8 at square leg.

Fellow opener Lizelle Lee was joined at the crease with Emma Inglis and consolidated to build a 51-run stand for the second wicket. Lee was followed back to the dressing room shortly after by Inglis for 20. Du Preez was in an aggressive mindset and moved the game along at a good run rate hitting 23 off 19 balls including two boundaries but once again a Stars batsman failed to go on to make a big score.

Youngsters Annabel Sutherland and Tess Flintoff had a late innings flurry putting on 35 between them to finish the Stars innings at 7-136. Nicola Carey and Belinda Vakarewa taking two wickets each for the Hurricanes.

Erin Fazackerley went on the attack immediately with 11 off the first over from Sutherland. Experienced star Erin Osborne took the new ball from the opposing end and again Fazackerley attacked the bowling. In the end however, Osborne had the last laugh dismissing her on the last ball of the second over for 15. Sutherland opened the third over with a gem of a delivery dismissing Daffara LBW for 2. The girls in green were on top early!

Experienced pair Heather Knight and Nicola Carey came together for the Hurricanes and took control of the early part of their run chase building a 32-run stand before Knight was dismissed by Osborne LBW.

From there, the wickets of Wilson and Hurricane skipper Hall saw the scorecard at 5-73 and the Stars putting their noses in front of the game. However, Carey took it upon herself blasting the game out of the girls in green hands!

Carey put on a 64-run partnership with Chloe Tyron to finish the batch of successive wins for the weekend away here in Victoria! Carey finishing 60* and Tyron 29*.

The Stars girls will look to regroup ahead of their next five games on the road, first up next Saturday afternoon against the Sydney Sixers at Hurstville Oval!