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Scorchers get first win of WBBL



The Perth Scorchers have recorded their first win of WBBL 06, defeating Melbourne Renegades by 18 runs on Duckworth-Lewis method at Drummoyne Oval on Saturday.


The Renegades limped to a score of 5-105 from their 20 overs under overcast skies, slumping to 3-16 inside the powerplay and unable to build momentum against a disciplined Scorchers bowling line up.


Courtney Webb top scored with 33 and Sophie Molineux contributed 29 but neither could score at better than a run a ball, Georgia Wareham's late knock of 22 not out from 14 balls pushing the score in to three figures.


Nicole Bolton claimed 2-13 opening the bowling with her off-spin, Sophie Devine and Taneale Peschel the other successful bowlers.


With wet weather looming openers Devine and Beth Mooney got off to a flier, reaching 62 without loss before the rain arrived to end the match with Perth 18 runs ahead of the required Duckworth-Lewis score after 9.5 overs.


Devine made 31 and Mooney 23 in their second half century stand of the tournament, giving Lisa Keightley's team their first win of the tournament from three games, a loss in their season opener to the Heat followed by a washout against the Hobart Hurricanes.


Scorchers skipper Devine was player of the match for her all-round deeds, rain continuing to play havoc with just five results possible from eleven matches so far in the tournament.


Perth will play Adelaide Strikers on Sunday, who remarkably have played in three matches so far with a result in each despite the Sydney gloom.


IMAGE: News Today.



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