With the 2019 Indoor Cricket National Championships in full swing, the favourites are beginning to flex their muscles.
In the Open Men’s morning games, Queensland (120) continued their upward trajectory, accounting for reigning champs, the ACT Rockets (43) for the second time this week. Victoria (127) had a comprehensive win over South Australia (51), with Lance MacDougall and Mitch Gregory contributing 44 runs to Victoria’s total. Whilst Western Australia (114) took care of New South Wales (67). In the evening games, Queensland (83) gave Victoria (67) it’s first defeat of the tournament, New South Wales (100) grabbed their first win of the week by defeating the ACT (99) by the slimmest of margins, and Western Australia (85) claimed the scalp of South Australia (78).
The success of Victoria (118) carried across to the Open Women’s with the home side too strong for New South Wales (84), whilst Western Australia (22) still managed to grab a skin from their 114 run thrashing at the hands of Queensland (136) in the morning’s other game. The afternoon games saw Queensland (148) take the spoils in a high scoring affair with New South Wales (115), and South Australia beat Victoria 102-94 thanks to a 33 run stand between Jessica O’Reilly and Stacey Oates.
21 & Under Men's
South Australia Red (122) continued their domination of the 21 and Under Men’s competition after taking four skins from their clash against the ACT (78). Western Australia (107) grabbed three skins in their two run loss to New South Wales Metro (109), Queensland (136) were far too strong for South Australia Blue (55), and Victoria (115) defeated New South Wales Country (45) by 70 runs. In the evening games SA Red (125) beat SA Blue (104) in the South Australia derby, Queensland (97) beat the ACT (63), Victoria (120) were too good for New South Wales Metro (64) and Western Australia (82) accounted for New South Wales Country (34).
21 & Under Women's
In the 21 andUnder Womens, South Australia (111) claimed all four skins against Queensland (55) and in the late game, Victoria (100) shared the skins with Queensland (72).
Lord's Taverners Shield
Western Australia (97) and Queensland (78) shared the skins in their morning clash of the Lord’s Taverners competition, whilst South Australia (104) were too strong for Victoria (92). In the other games of the days competition, Victoria (97) defeated Western Australia (76) and Queensland (105) were too good for South Australia (85).