The Roar chased down their highest total in their history, 4-276, to finish their WNCL season with two victories, bettering their 2015/16 season.
Georgia Redmayne was the star for the Roar, guiding the Tasmanian team to victory with a superb century which saw her innings finish 116 from 119 balls. Redmayne became the first Tasmanian Roar player to score a century in the last round of WNCL matches in Hobart and today added another piece of history to her name, the first Roar player to score two centuries in one WNCL season.
Redmayne, Izzy Joyce (74) and Laura Wright (55) all made good scores with the bat and two big partnerships were critical to the Roar's victory. Wright and Redmayne combined for a 102-run opening stand whilst Redmayne and Joyce's big partnership of 129 was a crucial one in the context of the game, the two staying on top of an increasing run rate, finding the boundaries to stay in touch.
Once Redmayne was dismissed Joyce took it upon herself to take the game on and consistently found the rope as the difference between the required runs and balls left gradually decreased. Joyce and Moloney, who played a key supportive role, kept their cool at the crease to chase down the runs with an over to spare, Joyce smashing a boundary on the final ball of the 49th over to seal the victory, Joyce finishing 74no from 62 balls.
Earlier in the day the Roar's pace attack all contributed to the 8 WA wickets which fell, Brooke Hepburn 2-47, Katelyn Fryett 2-45 and Veronica Pyle 2-54 all claimed wickets and WA's Chloe Piparo made 119.
The Roar have now finished their WNCL, finishing in 6th position with the two wins. The WNCL Final between Queensland and NSW will be played on December 3rd.
Post play Roar Coach Julia Price said:
"It was an awesome fight from the whole team in pretty hot conditions," Price said.
"Georgia Redmayne has again led from the front and shown her critics what a great talent she is. Laura Wright also did a great job with Georgia setting us up with a 102- run opening partnership.
"Our Irish international Izzy Joyce combined with Georgia for another 100+ run partnership and finished on 74no with Sasha Moloney on 10no and they were composed in the middle.
"There are good signs of a team learning from each game and working hard off field to get these sort of results which is really pleasing.
"The last 14 overs became a T20 situation for us which we are very comfortable with but it was the platform at the top that allowed us to get us in that position. There are some good signs for the Roar."
Here's our history maker: Georgia Redmayne the first Tasmanian Roar player to score two centuries in one WNCL season 👏👏💯💯 pic.twitter.com/Uycnxqq7s5— Cricket Tasmania (@crickettas) November 20, 2016