MUCC Match Report – Women’s XI T20
MUCC 3/158(cc) (E Collard 80 S Luikinga 26) defeated Carlton-Brunswick 35 all out (D Norman 4/9 M Mitchell 3/5 P McGeown 2/10)
The traditional pre-Christmas MUCC v Carlton/Brunswick T20 fixture was billed as one of the most highly anticipated of the season. The email went out asking for who can play and who can’t early on in the week and never have we ever had such a resounding response. The Uni girls put 11 on the field this week for the first time this season. What a difference that makes.
MUCC won the toss and, judging by past performance, opted to bat first on somewhat of a difficult wicket. Emma Collard continued her form from last week smashing an incredible 80 from 51 balls, including 13 4s and three 6s. She was backed up well by Sophia Luikinga with 26 and Emma Sampson with a quick fire 21. MUCC posted one of their highest scores of the season of 3/158 from their 20 overs.
Poppy McGeown and Dani Norman opened up the bowling and the result never looked in any doubt. The constant chatter in the field made the job easy for the bowlers. Dani and Poppy combined well to make it uncomfortable for the batters and it was only a matter of time before the wickets started tumbling. Dani struck first followed by Poppy. With the CBs 2/13, the 159 target was a long way gone. Dani took a blinder of a caught and bowled to snare the captain and it was the first wicket of her hat trick and finished with an astounding 4/9 from four overs. Maddie Mitchell came to the wicket-taking party, polishing off the tail with 3/5 from three overs and Poppy ended with 2/10 from her four. Carlton-Brunswick were bowled out for 35 inside 13 overs.
We go into the Christmas break on an absolute high with two wins from two. Time to enjoy the break and come back refreshed against Plenty Valley on 14 January.
Full match scorecard here.