NSW’s dominance of girls’s cricket is over after Sydney’s large moist arrange a WNCL decider between Victoria and Queensland, ending the best grand remaining streak in Australian sport.
The Breakers’ final-round 50-over conflict with Queensland was washed out with no ball being bowled on Sunday, making certain NSW wouldn’t make the ultimate.
It was sufficient for Queensland to progress to face off with the first-placed Victoria, however solely after nervously watching South Australia lose to ACT.
With a win sufficient for South Australia to go previous Queensland into second, the Scorpions regarded nicely positioned after they hit 261, earlier than ACT chased it down with 5 balls and three wickets to spare.
The outcomes make for the primary time for the reason that event’s inception in 1996-97 the Breakers haven’t certified for the ultimate, ending a 24-year run through which NSW gained 20 titles.
The streak was the best such run in any top-tier semi-professional or skilled sporting league in Australia.
Whereas rain washed away NSW’s hopes on Sunday at North Sydney Oval, they solely had themselves in charge after a sluggish begin to the event.
With their Australian gamers on deck, they misplaced their first two video games to a star-studded Victoria facet that included Meg Lanning and Ellyse Perry.
They solely managed a tie in opposition to the up-and-coming Tasmanians, earlier than an eight-wicket loss to Queensland on Friday finally proved pricey.
Victoria will in the meantime enter the ultimate wanting personnel as a consequence of worldwide duties, with Lanning, Perry, Sophie Molineux, Molly Strano, Tayla Vlaeminck, Georgia Wareham and the injured Annabel Sutherland.
Queensland are lacking Jess Jonassen and Beth Mooney by means of worldwide duties, whereas Delissa Kimmince stays on a break free from the sport..
The ultimate was initially meant to be performed with Australian representatives obtainable, earlier than COVID-19 compelled adjustments to the tour dates in New Zealand.
Queensland have by no means gained the competitors, whereas Victoria have lifted the trophy twice.