The Tasmanian Roar have been dealt two losses in its latest WNCL fixtures against VicSpirit and the Queensland Fire.
Taking on Victoria at the MCG last Saurday, the visitors were sent into bat and Georgia Redmayne was an early casualty, caught behind for two with the score at 16.
Stefanie Daffara (17), Corinne Hall (16) and Isobel Joyce (18) provided support for opener Laura Wright, who was resolute at the top of the order.
She finished 104 not out from 142 deliveries at the end of Roar’s innings, as the visitors made their way to 9-186 from 50 overs.
Wright is just the second Roar player to hit a WNCL century, after Georgia Redmayne hit back-to-back tons in the 2016-17 season.
A lower-order collapse prevented the Tasmanians getting a healthier total, with the last six batters adding only 13 runs.
VicSpirit had little difficulty chasing the total down, thanks to an opening stand of 76 from Sophie Molineux (37) and Makinley Blows, who hit 91 not out in the chase.
The Roar then travelled out to Frankston yesterday to take on the Queensland Fire.
After winning the toss and electing to bat, the Queensland bowlers showed their class in restricting the Roar to just 137, bowling Tasmania out in the 48th over.
Laura Wright (24) continued her good form and top-scored for the Roar, while Isobel Joyce also occupied the crease for 22.
Queensland’s star-studded batting line up had little trouble in their chase, running down the 138 runs requires in just 23.2 overs.
Kirby Short (54) and Beth Mooney (47) were a class above as Queensland collected an eight-wicket win. Isobel Joyce captured 2-19 for the Tasmanian side.
The Roar now take a break as the attention now turns to the Hurricanes WBBL side, which begins its WBBL|03 campaign on December 9 against the Adelaide Strikers.
Tasmania vs Victoria scorecard available here.
Queensland vs Tasmania scorecard available here.