Sports celebrate some rare joy with a wicket on a day they were beaten outright by Wildcats.
Sports celebrate some rare joy with a wicket on a day they were beaten outright by Wildcats. Sarah Harvey

Wildcats take lead from Sports

WILDCATS have overtaken Sports at the top of the Ipswich Division One vigoro ladder after an outright thumping of the previous pacesetters.

Sports appear to be suffering a post new year's hangover, losing to Occasionals first game back before their 25 and 29 in response to Wildcats' 95 on Saturday.

Lori Whebell proved the leading light for the Cats, hitting 38 and taking 3-12 and 5-5 with two run outs to leave Sports stunned.

She was well supported with the bat by Kelly Verrall (32) and in the field by the in-from Alyce Jeffries, who took 5-11 with two run outs.

In the weekend's other match, City Slickers kept their semi-finals prospect alive with an upset win over Occasionals.

The fourth-placed Slickers hit 92 in their first innings thanks to Jodie Spall's 23 and Renee Peters' 19.

It proved too much for third- placed Occasionals, who couldn't reproduce the form that defeated Sports the previous Saturday.

The third-placed premiers managed 77 in their first innings, placing their own participation in the finals in jeopardy.

Spall again did the damage, taking 1-25 and effecting two run outs, while teammate Kirsty Crossan took 2-21.

For Sports, no player reached double figures in either innings, with Jessica Fox (2-13), Angie-Lea Spowart (2-16) and Lee Scudds (2-20) the pick of the Sports bowling attack.



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