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  • DEC Spirit soar over Scorpions - VicSpirit
    Victoria but the DEC Spirit prevented that with easily their best performance of the year The DEC Spirit laid a winning platform with the bat posting an impressive 5 149 from their allotted 20 overs But the Victorian batters in particular teenage opener Meg Lanning and No 3 Jess Cameron enjoyed a fair share of good fortune thanks to the profligate Scorpions fielders Lanning rode her luck as she was dropped three times but continued her fine summer by top scoring for the DEC Spirit with 60 from 44 balls The right hander s third Twenty20 domestic half century was highlighted by five boundaries and proved the dominant feature of a valuable 95 run second wicket stand with Cameron Cameron was dropped twice during her knock of 40 off 32 balls before falling lbw to off spinner Cara Fiebig for 40 Fiebig who was a late introduction into the South Australian attack proved the best of the Scorpions bowlers taking 2 20 from her four over spell But even she couldn t stem the runs as Sarah Elliott fresh from playing an important role in Australia s Ashes triumph gave the DEC Spirit innings a late thrust thanks to a polished 22 not out from 18 deliveries Elliott then made the early strides with the ball taking the key wicket of Scorpions and Australian opener Shelley Nitschke 1 in the first over Nitschke s dismissal triggered a stunning collapse by the Scorpions who were soon 4 13 with Julie Woerner 1 Lauren Ebsary 0 and Fiebig 0 all back in the pavilion Experienced campaigner Karen Rolton fought hard in a valiant attempt to dig South Australia out of trouble but found little support as Clea Smith ripped the heart out of the Scorpions middle and lower orders Smith bowled with

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  • Meg Lanning ton sets up Southern Stars for series win - VicSpirit
    the bat The naturally gifted DEC Spirit opening batter was given the reigns to open for her country in the ODI series against England Opening the series with a confident 20 in her first ODI in Perth Lanning was well supported by fellow Victorians Jess Cameron 19 and Rachael Haynes 18 to ease Australia to a convincing 33 run win The three match series was taken out by the Aussies in the second match Lanning and ICC Women s Cricketer of the Year South Australia s Shelly Nitschke put on a remarkable 151 run partnership before Nitschke 70 fell victim to a Laura Marsh delivery caught by Jenny Gunn Meg and Shelly were unbelievable said Southern Stars Captain Alex Blackwell Lanning however went on to score her first ODI century in her debut season and second match for the Southern Stars Entertaining to watch the batting powerhouse belted eight boundaries and smashed one over the rope for six Winning the match by nine wickets the Aussie girls took out the series in style with Lanning awarded Player of the Match for her efforts with the bat Solid performances from Cameron 32 off 44 balls and a handy knock of 17 from DEC Spirit Captain Haynes were unfortunately not enough to get the Aussies over the line for a white wash ODI series win in the final match in Perth Despite a convincing seven wicket English win in the final ODI on Sunday the Poms will now have to look to the Twenty20 matches scheduled to reinforce their dominance The Southern Stars will take on England in the opening International T20 match of the season at the Adelaide Oval tomorrow It is scheduled to be a double header with the women playing before the men s match In an exciting development

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  • Rain dampens Spirit's weekend in Brisbane - VicSpirit
    wicket win in the 50 over match played the next day eased tension within the camp Later that month the rain gods seemed to have it in for the Spirit with yet another wash out to add to the season This time the bout of poor weather came to Melbourne and stuck around for the home clash with the Western Fury The Spirit s much anticipated showdown with arch rivals NSW was to be an epic weekend Playing on the MCG for the first time this season the girls were geared up for a competitive showdown However it was not to be Yet another WNCL match abandoned and the girls left in third position on the points table and in a foul mood It s frustrating that we have not been able to play full matches because of the weather said Coach Cathryn Fitzpatrick The girls train hard but other teams have had the advantage of playing full weekends of cricket over us she said The latest down pour occurred this weekend in Queensland The state itself is experiencing one of the worst floods in its history with over 200 000 people affected by the summer storms including a squad of 12 from Victoria The girls got 20 overs in on Friday night before the rains hit the GABBA during their T20 double header Despite the match ultimately being abandoned Spirit bowler Clea Smith was awarded Player of the Match for her efforts with the ball and on the field The rain was not the only concern for the Spirit with young gun Anna Lanning falling victim to a tear in the lateral meniscus Lanning is preparing for surgery this Thursday and is looking like an unlikely candidate to rejoin the team this season unfortunate considering her stellar form at

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  • Spirit complete Roar sweep - VicSpirit
    Cameron set the Spirit on their way to 3 175 from their 20 overs and then Annie Maloney 3 11 from four overs and Clea Smith 3 21 from four helped restrict the Roar to 8 94 in reply Cameron and fellow opener Meg Lanning put on 78 for the first wicket before the Roar finally managed to separate them when Emma Thompson 1 16 from two overs bowled Lanning for 32 from 28 deliveries with the first ball of the 10th over The wicket didn t slow the Victorian momentum though with Sarah Elliott joining Cameron as the pair added another 31 from 30 balls Cameron finally falling to Lauren Onojaife 1 32 from four but not before smashing six fours and a six during her 41 delivery stay Elliott and Rachael Haynes lashed 52 runs for the third wicket from just 27 balls Haynes crashing a couple of fours and two sixes in a 12 ball stay that reaped 31 before she was stumped off Linsey Da Costa 1 34 from four but Elliott finished with 39 from 36 balls and Elyse Villani eight from four Tasmania made an encouraging start racing to 20 late in the third

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  • Spirit crush Roar - VicSpirit
    pitch The Roar made a shaky start with both openers Carly Ryan 3 and Emma Thompson both back in the pavilion with the score at just 19 with Spirit bowler Clea Smith the chief destroyer Smith was a handful for all the Roar batters finishing with superb figures of 2 8 from her four overs While wickets were constantly falling around her Julia Price did a superb job anchoring the Roar innings finishing unbeaten on 35 from 46 deliveries Annie Maloney 1 9 Sarah Elliott 1 17 and Briana Binch 1 24 were the other wicket takers for the visitors In reply the Vic Spirit had little trouble chasing down the target losing just one wicket as they reeled in the score in 15 overs Opener Meg Lanning smashed five boundaries as she finished unbeaten on 38 ably supported by No 3 Jess Cameron who was 33 not out Katelyn Fryett 1 13 was the only wicket taker for the Roar dismissing Spirit Elyse Villiani for 12 early in the run chase The victory keeps Vic Spirit in fourth place on the Women s T20 ladder but they are closing in on the third place ACT Meteors The two sides

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  • DEC Spirit Team Announcement - VicSpirit
    Tasmanian Roar in two Twenty20s and a WNCL 50 over match Returning from injury and back into the Spirit line up will be Julie Hunter and Kristen Beams With Tasmania currently sitting in the sixth position on the WNCL table the third placed Spirit have an opportunity to dominate and lock in some wins Provided the rain stays away and we stick to our game plan we have heaps of time to get back in the mix said Spirit Head Coach Cathryn Fitzpatrick The Spirit have not had the most successful season thus far due to poor weather It s challenging because the girls have been training hard and have not been able to play because of rain said Fitzpatrick All three matches are must wins for the Spirit to have any chance at making the finals With possible showers forecast for the weekend in Tasmania the girls will be hoping that the rain stays away The DEC Spirit team to compete in Tasmania is Elyse Villani Meg Lanning Jessica Cameron Sarah Elliott Rachael Haynes C Emma Inglis W Rene Melton Briana Binch Clea Smith Julie Hunter Naomi Fullwood Annie Maloney Kristen Beams 09 DECEMBER 2010 Comments SHARE PRINT Tweet

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  • Quiet Achiever continues to conquer on elite stage - VicSpirit
    Strathmore Secondary College and various underage teams Binch soon secured a place with the Spirit s training squad as a Rising Spirit rookie over the pre season of 2006 07 which was her entre into the Spirit s second XI team for the 2006 7 season Binch then moved to England for six months to play cricket for Hayes Cricket Club in Kent I had various opportunities presented to me I got to play cricket with the girls and also fill in for the men s teams on a few occasions she said Binch also had a stint playing for Middlesex in the County Championships It was a huge learning curve for me and I have great memories of my time over there both on and off the field Binch broke into the senior Spirit squad in December 2008 as a late call up after they endured a few injuries in the pre season She proved herself worthy of selection taking two wickets in her WNCL debut against the South Australian Scorpions Playing six of the eight scheduled matches for the Spirit Binch ended her debut season on a high with eight wickets to her name The Spirit s campaign for the 2010 11 season has got off to a slow start with most of the scheduled matches called off due to poor weather However that has not deterred Binch from maintaining focus and planning ahead for the rest of the season Playing is all about how you train so I try to go as hard as I can and hopefully it will all pay off she said I just want to make sure that I am being consistent with my bowling and getting the basics down pat Binch is a right arm medium bowler whose style has been compared to that of Glen Mc Grath I am not a fast bowler so I have been working on a few variation balls in training My job is to build pressure and hopefully the wickets will come along with the wins said Binch Regarding the Spirit s Twenty20 finals win against the NSW Breakers as her happiest cricketing moment Binch is looking to repeat that history this season It s always great to beat NSW and it was awesome playing in front of such a big crowd at the Adelaide Oval which is where I made my debut for Victoria Having the Bushrangers come away with their finals win on the same day made it just that bit more special Outside of cricket Binch has finished her studies in Exercise Science and has commenced a job with Cricket Australia as their Volunteers Officer When asked how she juggles the pressures of cricket work family and friends she replied You definitely have to mix it up a bit Planning ahead is important especially as this is the busiest time of the year for the Spirit and we are hard at training in preparation for the finals I still have time to occasionally

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  • U15 Victorian Squad announced - VicSpirit
    team to compete in the U15 Female Championships The squad of 15 will travel to Sydney for the tournament later this year under the watch of Coach Andre Borovec Leading the team this year will be Dandenong CC 17 NOVEMBER 2010 Comments SHARE PRINT Tweet BACK TO LISTING Lanning s Indian summer Lanning backs the Junction Oval re build Keep up to date with the latest news MORE INFO Connect

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