The men have won their last four games of the championship after falling short in their two opening T20 matches against New South Wales and Queensland.

They defeated Victoria and South Australia in their last two T20 Fixtures and beat Victoria and Queensland in their first two 50 over fixtures.

The Women have won three of their five T20 games played, defeating South Australia, New South Wales and Queensland and losing to East Asia Pacific and Victoria.

The men put on a disciplined bowling performance to secure a thrilling two-run win over Victoria in their third game of the championships, the highlight of their tournament so far.

After losing the toss and being sent into bat, they were only able to make 119 from their 20 overs with Goldfield’s product Bevan Bennell (27) top scoring.

Victoria got off to a great start in reply, racing to 0-36 before WA’s Jay Collard (3-20) and Tim Hutchison (2-10) applied the clamps and restricted the Vic’s to 7-112 from their 20 overs.

Goldfields product Jay Collard has been the pick of the bowlers with 13 wickets at an average of 6.69, well-supported by Albany’s Patrick Butler and Nathan Crudeli each with 11 wickets.

Collard’s best bowling came against Queensland in the sixth game of the tournament where he took an incredible 4-13 off seven and a half overs.

Peel’s Aaron Burrage is the second leading run-scorer at the carnival, scoring 164 runs at an average of 27.33, close behind is vice-captain Zane Marwick (132) and skipper Tim Hutchison (110).

The Women’s bowling helped them to an inspirational victory over New South Wales in their third game of the tournament.

After winning the toss and electing to bat first, WA was restricted to just 9-87 from their 20 overs.

However, an impressive bowling performance by Geraldton’s Janelle Phillips (4-20) and Captain Amy Edgar (2-7) saw New South Wales all out for 82 in the 20th over and WA record a victory for the ages.

Edgar has been a standout performer with both bat and ball. She’s the third leading run-scorer in the competition so far, scoring 131 runs at an average of 32.75 and she’s collected five wickets at an average of 9.

Vice-Captain Emily Johnston and Janelle Phillips have also been tremendous with the ball, taking six and five wickets respectively.

Fixtures and Results

MEN
Game 1 – WA 9-84 def by NSW 6-88
Game 2 – WA 9-91 def by QLD 5-92
Game 3 – WA 7-119 def VIC 7-112
Game 4 – SA 7-136 def by WA 4-140
Game 5 – WA ALL OUT 247 def VIC ALL OUT 148
Game 6 – QLD ALL OUT 147 def by WA 4-148
Game 7 – WA v SA (Jan 9)
Game 8 – WA v NSW (Jan 10)
FINAL to be played on Jan 11

WOMEN
Game 1 – WA 3-108 def SA 8-106
Game 2 – EAP 7-104 def WA 9-80
Game 3 –WA 9-87 def NSW ALL OUT 82
Game 4 –QLD 4-102 def by WA 4-103
Game 5 – WA ALL OUT 64 def by Vic 5-65
Game 6 – WA v NT (Jan 9)
Finals to start on Jan 10

You can follow all the action live at www.countrychamps.com.au/ .