Match Report:


Scintillating Kershaw sees Renegades end season on a high

Winning the bat flip for the second game straight, stand-in skipper Hayley Matthews chose to bowl and was immediately rewarded by Ella Hayward, taking the massive wicket of leading run-scorer Beth Mooney.

Shabnim Ismail soon joined the party, bowling Maddy Green to leave the Scorchers 2-12 at the four over mark until Marizanne Kapp and skipper Sophie Devine put on a 34-run partnership before the rain hit.


As the rain persisted, he Duckworth-Lewis System came into effect, putting Perth’s innings to a close and calculating that the Renegades would need 57 runs from eight overs to win the game.


It was a poor start from the ‘Gades, losing both openers in Chamari Athapaththu and Matthews in the opening over to put a spanner in the works of the chase.


Josie Dooley and Courtney Webb would both fall soon after, leaving the Renegades at 4-15, bringing Erica Kershaw and Carly Leeson to the crease.


Kershaw managed to get a couple of boundaries away before belting a big six to breathe some life into the Melbourne innings.


Another major soon followed as Kershaw fought to keep the ‘Gades in touching distance, leaving the girls in red requiring 16 from the final two overs.



That would become eight off six and then three from four after Kershaw slammed a drive over cover to bring the Renegades back into the driver’s seat.


It would be fitting that Kershaw would then hit the winning runs for her side, an inside edge for four as the pair guided Melbourne to its fourth win of the year.


Kershaw would finish on 34 off just 18 balls while Leeson played her supporting role perfectly with nine off nine to end their team’s season on a high.

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