The Tasmanian Roar were dealt their second loss of the WNCL on Sunday, falling to the South Australian Scorpions by six wickets in Adelaide.
After winning the toss and electing to bat first for the second game running, Laura Wright was out early on with the score at 1-11.
Georgia Redmayne (26), Corinne Hall (12) and Stefanie Daffara (14) all got starts, but the Scorpion bowlers were able to maintain pressure on the top order to take wickets at regular intervals.
Isobel Joyce produced an impressive 40 from 51 deliveries, before she too was also dismissed with the score at 6-133.
Erin Fazackerley again showed her capability with the bat, producing a blazing 41 from 35 deliveries batting with her fellow lower-order team mates to push the score beyond 200.
But once she was stumped off the bowling of Amanda Wellington, the Roar’s inning was wrapped up shortly afterwards.
The Roar weren’t quite able to see out their allotted overs, bowled out in the final over of the inning.
Samantha Betts (3-21) and Wellington (2-43) were the multiple wicket-takers for South Australia.
Katelyn Fryett and Veronica Pyke both struck early for the Roar when the Scorpions came out to bat, having the home side in all sorts of trouble at 2-7.
But that was when Tahlia McGrath (80) and Sophie Devine (117) produced a stunning 202-run partnership to put the result beyond doubt for South Australia.
Brooke Hepburn and Courtney Webb captured late wickets, but there was no stopping the Scorpions, who reached the target in the 36th over.
There wasn’t much separating the two sides, but the clear difference in both games the Roar participated in this weekend was the ability of a couple of batters to build big partnerships.
The Roar’s next two matches will be against Victoria at the MCG and then Queensland in late November.
The Tasmanian Roar vs South Australian Scorpions is available here.