VICTORIAN WOMEN’S CRICKET: GEELONG ROUTS ST ANTHONY’S FOR PALTRY TOTAL OF 17
ALEX OATES, Geelong Advertiser
IS THIS the lowest score ever made in women’s cricket?
We’ve delved through the record books, and St Anthony’s paltry total of 17 could rank as the worst in history.
The Melton side struggled on debut against Geelong in the Women’s Victorian Premier Cricket, thrashed by 291 runs.
Posting a whopping 3-308 from their 40 overs at Belmont Common on Saturday, the Cats then routed St Anthony’s in rapid fashion.
At international level in women’s cricket, no side has ever scored less than 20 in an innings.
Netherlands holds the record, bundled out by the West Indies for 22 in 2008.
Pakistan is second on the list with 23 against Australia in 1996, while Scotland managed just 24 against England in 2001.
Geelong was irrepressible in its maiden premier match, smashing a young and inexperienced St Anthony’s in all facets of the game.
“It was an unbelievable performance from the girls,” Cat Louise Brown said.
“We’ve got a new coach on board, Ross Price, and he's given us some targets to achieve and 180 was one of those targets and we blew that out of the water.
“Melton’s a new side in the competition and a lot of their players had never played cricket before and you could see that in their stance and the way they held the bat.”
Gisborne recruits Anna Soldatic and Anne Walton starred with the bat, blasting 50 and 46 respectively.
Mariah Dodds contributed 42, while Rosie Howie snared 3-0 and Jaz Newton 2-0.