MERBEIN South’s unbeaten season clinched the club’s first women’s cricket premiership after an unprecedented tied grand final against Mildura Settlers.
In a remarkable and heart-stopping decider on Friday evening, last season’s premiers Mildura Settlers finished their 20 overs 7/85 – equal with the total set by Merbein South (5/85).
Settlers needed five runs off the final over with the ball thrown to Caitlin Hancock (1/11), who had bowled out the dangerous Shania McKinnon and earlier played a starring role with the bat to retire unbeaten on 30.
On a dramatic final ball, Settlers were three short of victory and ran a single before stealing a second run amid confusion from the fielding side to tie the game.
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