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Second straight victory has Wildcats on the prowl

STRONG START: Wildcats captain Rachel Savage plays a shot down the off side on Saturday.
STRONG START: Wildcats captain Rachel Savage plays a shot down the off side on Saturday. Rob Williams

THE Wildcats are on the prowl early in the Ipswich Division 1 vigoro competition.

Starting the season with back-to-back wins over last year's grand finalists, Wildcats captain Rachel Savage said it was good to be on the right track early.

"It is a very good start but there is still a long way to go,” Savage said. "Anything can happen in the first couple of games because most of us haven't played much since last season.

"It doesn't stop for me because I'm in the state competition as well, but because we don't do much pre-season training a lot of us turn up and haven't played for months.”

They might still be finding their feet, but the Wildcats are enjoying a winning start to the season. After defeating the defending premiers Occasionals last weekend, the Wildcats total of 57 and 23 proved enough to defeat T.C United (34 and 21).

Savage said a new stock of "harder” balls could have contributed to the low scoring match.

"I don't think there was a boundary in the whole game,” she said. "It was close and competitive but the low score was a combination of everyone fielding really well and still getting used to the balls.

"There's only one place that produces them in Australia so we don't really have a say over how they are produced. Last season I think they were softer and had a bit more bounce to them so that takes a bit of time to get used to.”

Wildcats bowler Kerryn Graham starred with 4/5 and 3/8 as T.C. United looked to mount a defence through Jodie Spall (14) and Megan Daly (9 n.o.). In the other game of the round, Sports (93 and 37) proved too strong for Occasionals who fell to 63 and 4/6.

With a top-of-the-table clash with Sports this weekend, Savage said she hopes the summer weather stays the same as the opening rounds.

"If it stays like this we'd all enjoy the season a lot more,” she laughed. "It is still good to be back out there playing again but you know it's always going to be either stinking hot or raining.”

In the Division 2 competition, strong batting by Ashlee Verrall (21) and Shannon Verrall (18) gave Wildcats Gold a total of 83 and 20 which saw them overcome Sports 43 and 69, despite an impressive 33 by Kim Blanchfield.

Rhonda Anderson powered T.C. United to victory over Wildcats Black with a solo effort of 78.

Bronwyn Brown (39 and 3) and Niamh McKinney (16 and 2) did their best to fight back for the Wildcats but eventually fell 25 and 108 to United's 115 and 11.

State of play

Division 1: Wildcats 57 and 23 def T.C United 34 and 21; Sports 93 and 37 def Occasionals 63 and 4/6 on first innings.

Full results wrap in today's QT.

Topics:  ipswich vigoro association occasionals rachel savage t.c. united wildcats (vigoro)



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