Female A-Grade 50-Over Grand Final Preview
23 March 2017  

South Perth and Midland-Guildford captains Nicky Shaw and Chloe Piparo at the coin toss for the Female A-Grade T20 Grand Final in February


Midland-Guildford will look to go back-to-back while South Perth are out for revenge when the two clubs meet in Sunday’s Female A-Grade 50-over competition Grand Final at Richardson Park.

History

The Swans triumphed by two wickets against Melville in last year’s decider, ending the Storm’s four-year grip on the 50-over premiership.

Midland-Guildford also lifted the T20 flag earlier this season, knocking off the Sky Blues by nine wickets.

The Sky Blues have also failed to win any female silverware in six years, but go in as the favourites as clinching the minor premiership.

Head-To-Head

South Perth, who finished top in both competitions, have won all four of the two clubs’ regular season encounters this season, but not that T20 decider, ensuring there’s tension ahead of Sunday’s 50-over Grand Final.

Sarah Addison was the star with a six-wicket haul the last time the two sides met when South Perth crushed the Swans by seven wickets, bowling them out for 66 at Lilac Hill.

South Perth’s Clare Boycott was the Player of the Match in the Round Two clash at Richardson Park with 42 and three wickets, while Midland-Guildford’s Hannah Merritt claimed a five-wicket haul in a much closer result.

Team News

Performing on the big stage will be the challenge for the Sky Blues, with Chloe Piparo scoring 59no in the T20 decider in February.

The Bunbury-raised talent also posted an unbeaten century in last season’s final proving she relishes these occasions.

Midland-Guildford’s Bhavi Devchand was the best afield in the T20 decider, taking three wickets and scoring 49no and she’ll be a key factor, along with Taneale Peschel who has made 170 runs this 50-over season.

Melissa Cameron (194 runs) and Heather Siegers (170 runs) have been prolific for South Perth.

Addison has been the side’s top wicket-taker with 16 scalps, while spinner Katie Hartshorn looms large and the experienced Nicky Shaw could be an X-factor.

Match Details

South Perth v Midland-Guildford

Sunday 26 March, 11am

Richardson Park