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Leongatha Womens Cricket Team

The Leongatha Womens Cricket team use the Koonwarra Recreation Reserve as their home ground and Mary McKillop College for training.  They play in the Gippsland Womens Cricket League against teams as far away as Bairnsdale.

The 2008 Season saw the Final between Leongatha and Morwell and was played at the Koonwarra grounds in heat wave conditions on 16 March.  The temperature exceeded 40 degrees.  Morwell had the advantage of fielding prior to the lunch break and were the able to sit back under the Oak trees and encourage their batswomen who batted extremely well.  

 

Leongatha finished the day with only nine players having lost three players with heat related illness - a sad way to finish a great season.  Morwell were the winners, however, Leongatha should be congratulated for the way they played in such trying conditions.  Attempts were made to call the match off as was the case with a Men's match at Moe the same day, but this was not agreed to.  

   
 Rob Wood - the organiser of the Leongatha team  The Scorers 

Andrew Dixon (Morwell)

John Williams (Manager of
the Leongatha team)

 

   

   The Scorers, spectators and Morwell players          

 

Great shot by Morwell batswoman, Robin Fitzpatrick with Leongatha's Wicket Keeper, Jane Ellams, ready for a catch.  Jeanette Bath fielding

 

 

These ladies really show their talents.

Top left - Jeanette Bath (bowling), Katrina Adkins (fielding), and Nikki Akford.

Top Right - Heather Farlie (batting), Arishma Clayton (fielding)

3rd Row Right - Maddi Kindellan (bowling) 

The drinks break was very welcome with some players having to call for more drinks very shortly after this break as it was so hot.  The camera that took these photos had to be switched off during the drinks break as the warning light for overheating came on.  The camera should not be worked in over 40 degrees.

Above - L-R - Ash Whyhoon, Arishma Clayton & Fiona Loupos seek respite from the heat

 Congratulations to everyone who played and
good luck for next season

 

Reports from games during the 2007-2008 Season 

On Sunday, 10 November 2007 they were playing Morwell (in black and yellow).

Leongatha defeated Morwell.  Great work girls!

Hayley, who is Captain scored 50 runs, Mattie 26, Kaitlyn who also bowls 16 and Tayla playing her first game took 1 for 6 off 3 overs.

Update - 16 December 2007
The team won against Trafalgar this weekend with Erica (16 yr old) and Maddie (17 yr old) both making 50 in a 100 opening stand.

Emma, Arishma, Fiona, Dan and Katrina enjoy the sunshine
while watching their team-mates.

   
 Erica bowling  Kaitlyn coming in to bowl