WBBL produces Summer Fishing
It’s only November but we’ve witnessed perhaps the best catch of the season after Erin Burns flew across North Sydney Oval to capture a super shot.
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She had a relatively quiet summer with the bat, but Burns produced one of the most stunning moments in the WBBL when she cruised across North Sydney Oval to dismiss a good-looking Amy Jones by just 28 to 13.
Burns had to make up a lot of ground and had to contend with teammate Maitlan Brown making her way to the ball, with the intelligent veteran blocking everything out to take a screamer deep.
The stunning catch was not enough as the Sixers’ four-game winning streak came to an abrupt end with a huge home loss that left them three points outside the top four with their remaining three games against teams above them on the ladder.
The Perth Scorchers are in the box seat to go straight to the WBBL final on December 2, and they can thank star opener Beth Mooney who pulled off another milestone on Thursday afternoon.
The WBBL’s all-time leading run-scorer was at it again, hitting an unbeaten 91 off 57 deliveries to reach 500 runs for the season as the visitors reached 6/189.
This is the fourth time Mooney has done so, and comes after a stylish century from the left-hander against the Thunder a few days ago, in which the veteran finished off the match with a brilliant catch in a rare game in which she was not behind the side. Trunks.
Her form at the top has the Scorchers leading the way on 16 competition points with three games remaining, although the Strikers and Heat have a game in hand and are just one win behind.
Sixers captain Ellyse Perry couldn’t do much for her team as the veteran put in an all-around performance for the ages in Thursday’s loss.
Perry took five wickets for her side, and got the party started when she caught Scorchers star Sophie Devine with a direct catch.
She took two, and was bowling when Burns caught her screaming in the deep and finished with figures of 2-26 from four overs after awkwardly bowling Nat Sciver-Brunt whose attempted reverse sweep bounced off her body and back into the stumps.
Perry then took control with the bat and raced to 40 off 29 before she too was run out thanks to a direct Pippa Cleary hit, the international legend the only member of the top four to break double figures.
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