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All-round team effort secures second trial match win

11 October 2019

Bridget Patterson top-scored with 49.

A complete batting and bowling performance from the Adelaide Strikers saw the side secure a second pre-season win in as many days on Friday.

Bridget Patterson’s innings was vital in propelling the side toward a hefty score, while three well-executed runouts in the field showed the Strikers at their best.

Taking on the ICC Global Development Squad, Strikers captain Suzie Bates won the toss for the second consecutive day, once again choosing to bat first.

Patterson fell agonisingly short of her half-century, striking 49 runs from 28 balls, while new recruit Katie Mack compiled an important 31.

Runs were evenly spread, with Tegan McPharlin (25), Annie O’Neil (21) and Tahlia McGrath (19) all contributing.

Chasing 180 to win, the ICC side struggled with the required run-rate, facing some tight bowling.

Amanda-Jade Wellington was very efficient, taking 2/12 from four overs, including a maiden, while McGrath took 2/20.

Some quick work in the field and mix-ups in the middle had three ICC batters run out, while Darcie Brown, Alex Price and Bates all took a scalp each.

The rebel WBBL tournament begins next weekend, with the Strikers playing on 19 and 20 October at Karen Rolton Oval. Entry is free.