The Senior girls cricket team won their 3rd state title in a row on Tuesday 16th October.
Our semi final was against Bendigo SSC. We lost the toss and were put into bat. We finished 4 for 117 off our allotted 20 overs. Rachael Hunt top scored 45, playing some great leg side shots. Bendigo finished 4 for 87 off their 20 overs. Best of the bowlers were Rachael with 2 for 13 off 4 overs and chloe Mcmillan who went for only 8 runs off her 4 overs.
This win saw us play against Emmanual College for the title.
We won the toss and elected to bowl first and quickly had them in trouble, dismissing their top 5 bats for a combined total of 18 runs. Their middle order rallied to get them a total they could defend and we got the last wicket in the 17th over to keep them to 64 runs.
Best of the bowlers were Rachael- 2 for 6 off 4 overs, chloe- 3 for 13 off 3 overs & Ellie Blackburn 2 for 4 off 2 overs.
The Hallam girls were sensational in the field, cutting off or chasing down many shots & holding their catches. We were in early trouble losing 2 wickets then Rachael & Kirsten McLeod steadied the innings.
Emmanuel had several good bowlers who bowled very good line and length to keep us under constant pressure. Kirsten went out when our score was 36 and this bought Ellie to the crease. Ellie (15no) and Rachael (19no) saw us home with 4 overs to go.
This completes a fantastic year for both the AFL girls and girls cricket teams;
both undefeated for the past 3 years and State Champions.
The team was: Chloe McMillan, Ellie Blackburn, Rachael Hunt, Cherie Tamanalevu, Cassandra Meads, Danielle Hardiman, Kirsten McLeod, Brittany Read, Corey Pendry, Skye Day, Kiah Laughlin Glen, Karly Tapner.
Congratulations to eveyone involved.