We won, we won, we won!!!
It’s still almost to good to be true – but our
12 awesome team members – Kelly Burchfield,
Kate Daly, Chloe Elkington, Chantelle Foreman,
Jyoshna Holdsworth, Kelly Howard, Selina Lee,
Katie Rumbel, Jenn Sheehan, Simone Watt,
Nicole Watt & Casey Weston, once again did us
proud with their never-say-die attitude and their
managing to fight their way back when the game
looked almost lost.
Once again we batted first and once again we lost
early wickets without troubling the scoreboard to
much – but somehow we did manage to get the
score to 10/106, which gave us a fighting chance,
if our bowlers and fielding were to be on song.
Ok now it was Olympic Fillies to the crease and
hooley- dooley how excited did we get at 1/7,
then 2/16, the team and their supporters, were
suddenly starting to feel we had a chance.
Then just when you think things can’t get any
better it was 3/23, 4/25, 5/32.The supporters were squealing with delight – they
could taste victory – just a few more wickets needed
and it would be – a dream come true. The very first
women’s premiership for the club.
So our bowlers went in strong and the wickets fell 6/36,
7/55, 8/63, 9/64 and then the final wicket fell at 10/65.
Whoop-de-do, they did it, they showed that they were a
team with depth, guts, determination and above all a
commitment to one another to give 110% when necessary
to achieve the ultimate.
Highlights of this match – apart from producing
12 premiership players were -
Kelly Burchfield 5/12 and an assisted run out which also gave
her the player of the match award,
Chloe Elkington 2/22, and an assisted run out,
Kate Daly top scoring with the bat,
Jyoshna Holdsworth great run stopping in the field
Nicole Watt 1/2 and 50th game for the club
Kelly Howard great keeping and some handy runs,
Jenn Sheehan 1/9, her first ever wicket.
Selina Lee 2 awesome catches,
Chantelle Foreman great athleticism in the field and taking
her first catch
Katie Rumbel 1 catch,
Simone Watt 2 catches and 50th game for the club,
Casey Weston 1 fantastic catch,
everyone playing their role and doing
just what needed to be done to be
“20/21 Summer Lenore Smith Shield” winners.
Well done and thank you for bringing so
much enjoyment to the numerous supporters
who witnessed the making of a piece of
Fairfield history – the club’s very first womens