Stars Put on A STELLAR SHOW

Alexander ScottNorth West Telegraph
A strong batting performance saw the Shooting Stars soar to 177.
Camera IconA strong batting performance saw the Shooting Stars soar to 177. Credit: Alexander Scott

Shooting Stars have continued their early winning form after soaring over the Comets in the second round of the Hedland First National Women’s Cricket competition last week.

The Stars won the toss and decided to bat first at Kevin Scott Oval.

The Comets struck early with Brooke O’Grady clean bowling Tracey Marlow for eight.

The Stars steadied, scoring freely until the Comets prised the wicket of Sophie Marlow in the 10th over.

A score of 200 seemed likely before Lyn Poharama slowed the run rate with a brilliant spell saw her take 2- 16 to leave the Stars at 5-156 with two overs to go.

Kirsty Kabula took the opportunity to return to the field and blast 17 runs from 10 balls to bring up her half century, the first in the league’s history, and take the Stars to a formidable total of 6-177.

Comets, needing nearly nine runs an over, started positively, scoring 13 runs off the first over.

But wasn’t long before Stars responded, taking the scalp of Wainright in the second over before Poharama fell shortly after to leave Comets 2-27 still chasing 151 more runs.

Tight bowling helped the Stars consistently take wickets while the required run rate built, and the Comets could do little but limp to 7-113 after 20 overs, 64 runs short of the Shooting Stars’ total.

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