Local derby grand final


It’s all set up for a local derby in the Gisborne and District Cricket Association women’s grand final.

Darley and Bacchus Marsh will face it out in the big dance on Sunday afternoon at the Darley Civic Hub.

On Sunday Darley crushed Lancefield in the semi final.

The Lions were sent in to bat and got into their work straight away with star batter Kim Bessell opening the batting, top scoring with 68 not-out.

After a 33 run opening stand the Tigers responded taking 4-11. Bessell helped her team once again get the innings on track before all her teammates were dismissed, reaching 8-128 from 28 overs.

With ball in hand, the Lions were great, taking wickets consistently throughout the innings.

Opening bowler Jasmine Kilmartin and Bessell were the best, taking three wickets each, helping knock the Tigers over for just 44 from 18.4 overs.

In the Bacchus Marsh and Macedon match the Bulls were too good for the Cats.

Batting first the Bulls had a good start, followed by a middle order collapse.

After being 1-87 the Bulls were quickly at 6-98 and in trouble, however thanks to opening batter Sarah Bamford making 70, the Bulls were able to reach 6-144 from their 30 overs.

The Bulls bowlers were able to be very economical, not giving the Cats a good chance at victory.

Bamford was also the Bulls best with the ball taking 3-10 from her four overs.

With the Cats only managing 100 after being bowled out in 28.3 overs.