Phoebe Monk’s one-handed seize handed United an exhilarating one-run win.
CRICKET: A flying one-handed seize has secured the Manawatū membership ladies’s twenty20 title for United because of a sisterly double act.
In an thrilling last-over end, United clinched a one-run victory over Fryeberg, who gave the impression to be favourites heading into the ultimate six balls because of a exceptional last-wicket partnership between Jessica Ogden and Joanna Stevens.
Jessica Monk was tossed the ball for the 20th over with Freyberg needing seven to overtake United’s 115-2 at Hokowhitu Park, Palmerston North, on Saturday.
Stevens ran a single off the primary ball, earlier than Ogden snatched a boundary.
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With two runs wanted in 4 balls, the stress was on United. Ogden missed a ball that handed down the leg aspect.
Fourth ball and Ogden flicked into the leg aspect, the timing absolutely adequate to achieve the boundary, just for Jessica Monk’s sister Phoebe to thrust her proper hand into the air at sq. leg to take the catch.
Freyberg’s loss was their second in a closing this season. The ladies’s competitors is break up in two and Marist beat Freyberg to win the pre-Christmas title.
Till Ogden joined Stevens at 66-7 within the 14th over – the match was 9 batswomen a aspect – Freyberg by no means regarded doubtless.
Courtney Infield confirmed her class, with some sturdy offside photographs in her 14-ball 22, however wickets fell commonly and United’s bowling and fielding was sharp.
However that modified within the closing few overs. United began sending down common wides and no-balls, and there have been a number of fumbles within the subject, together with one which value a boundary in Abby Treder’s in any other case tidy 19th over and a dropped catch that would have proved pricey.
United have been strong of their innings, with schoolgirl star Treder once more wanting good in making 43. She and captain Leesa Baker added 64 for the primary wicket, however after Treder was dismissed within the 12th over the run fee by no means took off.
After the sport a jubilant Baker stated she thought United have been about 10 runs in need of a very good rating, which she credited to Freyberg’s tight bowling.
They have been exhausting to get away, with Ogden going for lower than three an over. Jasmine Odell claimed each wickets.
Baker stated she was nonetheless assured between innings that her group would get house.
When Phoebe Monk launched by way of the air, Baker initially thought Freyberg nonetheless had a wicket in hand, however quickly realised in any other case.
“Our ladies have been simply up for it.”
In different matches, Marist and Palmerston North Ladies’ Excessive College tied within the third-place playoff. For the schoolgirls, Central Hinds all-rounder Ashtuti Kumar scored a speedy 103 not out off 72 balls.
Feilding beat Dannevirke by 10 runs within the playoff for fifth.
United 115-2 in 20 overs (Abby Treder 43, Lydia Proffit 28 not out, Leesa Baker 22; Jasmine Odell 2-17/four, Jessica Ogden Zero-11/four, Sarah Calkin Zero-16/four) beat Freyberg 114-Eight in 19.four overs (Extras 27, Joanna Stevens 24 not out, Courtney Infield 22, Ogden 21; Phoebe Monk Three-18/four, Jessica Monk 2-12/2.four, Proffit 2-16/four) by one run.
Marist 152-2 tied with Ladies’ Excessive 152-5; Feilding 128-1 beat Dannevirke 118-Eight.