8-0 for Caroline Springs


Caroline Springs’ dominance in the Victorian Turf Cricket Association women’s division continued on the weekend, with a strong win against Werribee.

After being sent in to bat Caroline Springs were in a spot of bother early, losing a wicket within the first two overs.

From there the innings began to take shape as star batter Caitlin Pretty arrived at the crease. Pretty has enjoyed a super season so far, scoring 395 runs at an average of 65.83. She continued her strong form, with a handy 38 off 30 balls.

Yet, Amelia Sevior was Caroline Springs’ best batter on Sunday with an unbeaten 45, getting her side to 4-135 from their 20 overs.

While Werribee got away to a strong start in the chase the runs on the board proved to be too much, finishing the innings at 3-98.

Speaking before the game Caroline Springs’ coach Garry Pretty said the Tigers would be a good test for his side.

“They’ll give us a challenge,” he said, “When we played them last time I was pretty impressed with a couple of their bowlers. So they will test us a bit with their bowling attack…. It’ll be a good test for us.”

After being undefeated for the first eight rounds of the season, Pretty said he is excited by what the rest of the year holds for his side.

“The girls have done well getting back into it after the break,” he said.

“The real test starts now because we’re only about halfway through the season really, and winding up towards a finals series which we have pretty high expectations for.

“Pressure is a good thing for us. We know what we have to do, we’re trying to go back-to-back. After winning it last year we were always going to have pressure on us.

“We’re trying to lift the bar a little bit from last year.

“We don’t want to look too far ahead to finals just yet but we do have an eye on what that ultimate goal is.”