BATHURST cricketer Lisa Griffith got the opportunity to play on the hallowed WACA turf on Monday afternoon, but unfortunately it was as a member of the Sydney Thunder side which suffered defeat.
A day after downing Women’s Big Bash League rivals Perth at Lilac Hill – Griffith producing a run-out on the last ball to hand Thunder a one-run win – the Scorchers hit back at the traditional home of cricket in Western Australia.
The hosts restricted Thunder to 4-134 then chased down the required total in 18.1 overs for the loss of just two wickets.
Once again Griffith was not required to bat, while her 2.1 overs went for 25 runs.
Still, what she showed with the ball in her first over – which came during the power play – was impressive as it went for just six runs against a Perth side which scored freely.
That over saw the Bathurst quick bowl three dot balls, while two others only resulted in a single.
Despite the eight-wicket loss, Griffith and her Thunder team-mates finished the double-header with the competition lead.
“I think for us to split these games one each, I’m fairly happy with that result, I think they’re an outstanding outfit and we’re still going well in the table,” Thunder skipper Alex Blackwell said.
“I’m really gutted with the loss, but overall I’m really happy with how the team is tracking.”