Raffertys rule with their team taking home Twenty20 crown

February 13, 2018

Moama twins Paris and Chloe Rafferty enjoyed a win in Victorian Premier Cricket Women's Twenty20 action on Saturday.

Moama twins Paris and Chloe Rafferty tasted success on Saturday as their Essendon-Maribyrnong Park side took out the Victorian Premier Cricket Women’s Twenty20 crown.

At Harry Trott Oval, opposition Melbourne batted first in the final and made 8-96.

Chloe starred with the ball picking up 2-18 and ran out Melbourne opener Kylie Crowley for six.

Neither twin batted, but their side delivered, chasing the target down with seven wickets and six overs to spare.

In the seconds final, Jerilderie’s Mardie Hamilton had a crucial hand as Essendon-Maribyrnong Park made it a grand final double.

Hamilton took the huge wickets of Carlton-Brunswick opener Ashley Angus and first drop Alex Rogers to finish with 2-25 as Park limited its opposition to 4-131.

She watched from the sidelines as her side snuck home finishing at 5-132 with five balls to spare.

In Victorian Premier Cricket, Daniel Sartori’s Monash Tigers claimed an outright win against lowly-ranked Greenvale Kangaroos, thanks in part to a second-innings show from former Australian international Dan Christian.

After claiming first-innings points by chasing Greenvale’s 159 all out down in 49 overs, Sartori chipping in with 16 at the top of the order, the Tigers skittled their opposition a second time for 87.

And it took the Tigers just 12.2 overs to track down the target as Christian belted 65 from 37 balls, sealing the 10-wicket win.

Hamish Winter-Irving’s Footscray firsts had a tough weekend, smashed by Melbourne University at Merv Hughes Oval.

Winter-Irving was the pick of the bowlers with 2-67, but not even he could stop a rampaging University batting line-up that carved its opposition up for 4-367.

Footscray rallied with the bat, but was dismissed late on day two for 240, despite a fighting 20 from the former Central Park-St Brendan’s star.

His side remains well placed for finals, third on the table.

Geelong’s firsts claimed an important win to help their pursuit of finals, Karramomus’ Josh McDonald making 23 as his side hung on to win by 44 runs.

Geelong seconds captain Tyler Larkin made a strong 35 opening the batting for his side as it narrowly held on for a draw against Essendon.

Essendon declared at 7-329, and on an exciting second day Geelong got within 18 runs of the win, but settled for the draw with just two wickets in hand.

Central Park-St Brendan’s duo Brayden Tracey and Tom Chalkley played for Carlton’s seconds, but couldn’t get their side across the line.

Opener Tracey made 13, while Chalkley could only manage nine as the side collapsed late, all out for 198 chasing Camberwell’s 248.

Karramomus’ Andrew Poppa had a big day for the Carlton fourths, opening the batting and delivering 78 for his side.

Carlton won comfortably, making 8-211 in response to Camberwell’s 134.

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