Mustangs Strike Back
Date of Event : Wed May 16, 2018 5:55PM

Striker Leeming Mustangs took the points in both the men’s and women’s live-streamed NICL games in Western Australia over the weekend.


In the women’s match, Bouncer Roos got off to a slow start batting first, with only 24 on the board half way through their innings.


A series of wickets, including a hat-trick taken by Karen Cooper in the 12th over, left the third pair finishing with a negative partnership going into the final overs of the game.


Through Bouncer Roos players Emily McBride (8 runs) and Tamrin Kearney (16 runs), they pushed their total out to 38 runs at the end of the innings.


Two partnerships of over 30 runs, including notable knocks of 21 runs apiece from Gorgia Platten and Janet Vautier, saw Striker Leeming Mustangs win comfortably by 46 runs.


The win takes the Mustangs to the top of the ladder in the women’s division, five points clear of the second-placed Guildford Bulldogs.


In the men’s game of the round, the Mustangs also claimed victory over the Bouncer Roos by 46 runs.


The Mustangs put together a strong batting display, which included a first-pair partnership of 41 runs between Andrew Bottega (27 runs) and Joshua Fontana (14 runs).


The ease in scoring continued as the Mustangs took themselves to 116 runs at the close of innings.


Bouncer Roos also got off the mark early, scoring 58 runs from their first two partnerships of 29 apiece.


However, some excellent bowling spells from Kiale O’Brien (4/-5) and Jacob Johnson (2/-1) kept the Roos to a total of 70 runs by the end of the match.


Lee Paterson top scored with 25 runs of his team’s 90-run total. 


In the other Western Australian NICL games, the Guildford Bulldogs women’s team claimed all the points in their win over Ballajura Panthers, and in the men’s, Seamer Snakes and Ballajura Panthers scored wins.


Around the country, and in the NSW Metro men’s division, Castle Hill Cougars defeated Hill Tigers, and Liverpool Bulls scored triple-figures in their win over Penrith Storm.


In South-East Queensland, Victoria Point Vipers and Wynnum Seagulls continued their undefeated runs in each of the men’s and women’s divisions.


The next NICL live-streamed games will take place at Weston Indoor Sports on May 20, in the Australian Capital Territory.


The Jaguars and Panthers will play first at 6pm, followed by a grand final rematch between the Wolves and Assassins at 8pm.


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Last updated: Friday June 8, 2018 11:44AM
Author: Vanessa Lewicki