BATHURST wicket-keeper batsman Bec Cady once again produced a match-winning knock for NSW Country on day two of the Australian Country Championships in Geraldton.
After cracking an unbeaten 35 in the Bush Breakers’ opener against Northern Territory, opening bat Cady backed that up with a 42 against host state Western Australia on Monday.
Her runs came from 36 deliveries and laid the platform for what was a convincing 92-run victory.
The Bush Breakers made 7-134 off their 20 overs then had Western Australia Country out in the space of just 10.4 overs for 42.
Cady took one catch, while fellow Western Zone talent, Lithgow’s Roxsanne Van Veen, took an impressive 2-1 off her sole over.
“Feeling good and Roxy is going well,” Cady, who is the Bush Breakers’ vice-captain, said.
The Bush Breakers won the toss on Monday afternoon and elected to bat first in the Twenty20 competition.
Cady and Naomi McDonald (22 off 25) justified that choice as they put on 59 for the first wicket in quick time.
After McDonald fell Cady continued to see the scoreboard tick over, scoring 24 of her runs in boundaries.
Only one player – who had played double the amount of matches – had hit more boundaries than Cady over the first two days of the tournament, but the aggressive opener joked “there’s a few twos in there somewhere I think”.
Cady saw her side into triple figures before she fell for 42, that effort the best with the bat for either side in the match.
Day three saw NSW face Victoria and Queensland.