Tigers fall short on winning streak

The Tigers were eager to continue their winning ways as they took on Western Australia (WA) at Blundstone Arena, with a possible win securing them a place in the WNCL final. 
Captain, Elyse Villani, won the toss and sent WA into bat, giving Hayley Silver-Holmes the ball to kick off the innings. 
It was a slow start for the Tigers who were unable to find a breakthrough wicket until Silver-Holmes got the party started with two wickets from the 7th over. 

The West Australians remained 2-fa until the 23rd over, seeing Lisa Griffith stumped by Emma Manix-Geeves. 
Slow and steady was the order of the day for WA, creeping their total up slowly as the innings progressed. 
Another double wicket over emerged with Molly Strano taking charge and leaving WA 6-177 in the 35th over, but the Tigers still couldn’t keep the innings under the desired control. 
By the end of the innings WA found themselves sitting comfortably at 9-248, leaving the Tigers needing a big chase to get the victory.  
It was a slow start from openers Villani and Lee, making just 15 runs off the first 5 overs – unable to get up and running with the momentum needed. 
Villani found herself bowled by Taneale Peschel in the 7th over, out for 12 runs – bringing Nicola Carey to the crease. 
By the 19th over the Tigers were 3-81 and Heather Graham was firing, however her partnership with Carey ended with Carey being dismissed for 20 runs. 
Stalenberg came to the crease with her and Graham getting into the swing of things, seeing Graham bring up a nice little half-century. 
The pace was set and it seemed like it was going to plan before Stalenberg was dismissed for 17 off 22, and Graham out for 61 off 65. 
Sitting at 5 for 140 at the end of the 29th, the Tigers were looking for a little bit of magic to get them over the line. 
As the back order crumbled seeing Smith, Moloney and Gibson all depart for less than 3 runs, it was the unlikely pairing of Silver-Holmes and Molly Strano that kept the Tigers fighting. 
The pair put on a partnership of 51 runs, with just 1-wicket remaining, a valiant effort. 
But it was not meant to be as Strano found herself out LBW, leaving the Tigers 36 runs short of a victory. 
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