Stars recover well tosqueeze out Comets

Alexander ScottNorth West Telegraph
The shooting stars fought back to a dominant position.
Camera IconThe shooting stars fought back to a dominant position. Credit: Alexander Scott

In the latest round of women’s cricket Shooting Stars overcame a rampant Comets bowling attack at Kevin Scott Oval.

The Comets had their strongest start to the season as their bowlers ripped through the top order of the Stars batting line-up.

Brooke O’Grady started the game off perfectly for the Comets dismissing both Tracey Marlow and Kirsty Kabula in the opening over to leave the Stars reeling at 2-7.

Wickets continued to fall when Vanessa Wainwright came on with a firey spell dismissing Kristy Morgan before sending Jane Wichura’s stumps flying with the Stars in serious trouble at 4-29 after four overs.

But the Shooting Stars showed why they are undefeated this season, with Zoe Campbell, Sophie Marlow and Bree Wilson combining with some powerful hitting to get the Stars to 7-168.

Campbell finished with 48 from 30 balls, Wilson made 24 while Marlow was not out 38.

Comets made a patient start keeping wickets in hand for the later overs but struggled to put the bad balls away.

Accurate bowling from the Stars left the Comets at 1-58 at the halfway mark needing a further 111 runs for victory.

The Comets bats did their best to rally but the regular loss of wickets meant the required run rate kept increasing.

In the end the game ended in a whimper with Comets unable to match the skyrocketing run rate, finishing at 7-126 to fall to the Stars by 42 runs.

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