RUN TARGET: A Wildcats batter prepares to face a TC United delivery during Saturday’s first division match at the East Ipswich vigoro grounds.
RUN TARGET: A Wildcats batter prepares to face a TC United delivery during Saturday’s first division match at the East Ipswich vigoro grounds. Rob Williams

Traffic jam at top of vigoro points table after upsets

THE field is levelling in the Ipswich Division One vigoro competition.

Bottom two teams Wildcats and Occasionals recorded wins over their higher-placed opponents.

Wildcats posted a massive 156 against TC United then dismissed them for 82 to claim first innings points.

Kelly Verrall (45), Maleah Harris (28) and Kerryn Graham (26) ensured the premiers had plenty of runs to work with before Rachel Savage (4-17), Harris (2-10) and Verrall (2-36) finished the job with the ball.

The win takes Wildcats from third to second on the ladder, ahead of Sports and just a point behind leaders United.

"It's a really good comp this year," Wildcats captain Rachel Savage said.

"Last week we lost to (last-placed) Occasionals, then we beat the best team on the table.

"There's nothing you can take for granted."

Except perhaps runs on a regular basis from Verrall and Graham.

Such was the form of her batters, Savage didn't get the opportunity to declare when she might have.

"We were one for 60 or something," she said. "Then Kelly hit a quick 45 and the runs kept coming. We hadn't even been batting an hour and we were 120."

The decision to bat on almost paid off as United just snuck pass the follow-on mark.

"They got away a little bit in the middle," Savage said.

Savage wants her team to use the win to build momentum ahead of the Christmas break.

"In December it is tough to get people to play with holidays so it would be nice to win the next two and get a bit of a buffer."

In the other division one match, Occasionals made it back-to-back wins for the first time this season, beating Sports on the first innings.

Division 1 points: TC United 24, Wildcats 23, Sports 21, Occasionals 21.



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