Monash University CC News

Women Win Two from Two

By Stephen Pearson

The Monash University Cricket Club women's team have completed a clean sweep by taking out the WCCC South Division One Day Premiership, after earlier in the year taking out the T20 title.

In a replay of the T20 Grand Final, the match was again held at Monash University, against Brighton District. With the away team winning the toss and opting to bat first.

The Gryphons bowled and fielded exceptionally well, despite losing opening bowler Devna Kashyap in her second over to 3 over the waist full tosses. Rashmi Wijekoon bowled 7 overs for just 9 runs and Dom McCusker in a player of the match performance bowled 7 overs for 11 runs and one wicket. Maryam Ali taking 2 for 8 is a tight spell of spin bowling.
Monash were able to restrict Brighton to just 85 of their 36 overs, with 3 critical run outs.

In what was an emotional week for Monash University's Muslim Captain Sukaina Ali, both sides wore black arm bands and conducted a minutes silence before the game.

Set 86 to win, openers Linda Machin and Katrina Cook set about the task, slow and steady. Brighton's bowlers bowled tight lines but had to wait until the 28th over to take a wicket. With 4.5 overs left and 9 wickets in hand, the ball passed the boundary and Monash University had won.

Coach Dillon Perera said it was a great result for the team, who have been training every week since August, with almost every player at every session.

The club's attention now turns to the two men's teams playing in Grand Finals this Sunday.