5 March, 2024

We are the champions

The Caboolture Snakes won their first women’s cricket premiership, with the Tier 1 team recording a resounding 81-run win against the Cooroy-Eumundi Cougars in last Sunday’s grand final at Caboolture Cricket Club.

By Liam Hauser

First ever premiership for Caboolture Snakes Women's team.
First ever premiership for Caboolture Snakes Women's team.

The Snakes made 5/129 in their 30 overs, before the Cougars were dismissed for 48 in 20.3 overs.

Last Sunday was the reserve day for the final, after the teams had been starved of cricket action since Christmas due to a string of washouts.

At the post-match presentation, Snakes captain Amy Baker said it was “a crazy season with all the washouts”.

“To our team, amazing,” she said.

“We bat deep, we bowl deep, we play as a team, we win as a team, and I am super proud to have led the way this season.”

Baker also thanked those who attended the grand final, saying “let’s do it again next year!”

Caboolture’s opening batter and bowler Brianna Coffin was named player-of-the-match after excelling with batting, bowling and fielding, while also being on the field for the entire game.

Coffin and teammate Karen Buckley put on a 91-run opening stand before Buckley departed in the 24th over, having hit five fours in her 46 off 85 balls.

Caboolture’s middle order made little impact, before the final over yielded 11 runs. Coffin hit the second-last ball for four, before being run out off the final ball.

Coffin’s 47 contained three fours while she faced 73 balls. Murraya Buckley and Talei Owen captured two wickets each, while one of the former’s victims was her namesake Tayla Buckley.

Coffin made the breakthrough with the second ball of the second over, when an lbw appeal was upheld.

Coffin held a catch off Tayla Buckley to produce the second wicket, before the latter claimed the third wicket when she rattled the stumps.

A great throw from Coffin ran out Cougars captain Amanda Tie without facing a ball, before a fifth wicket stand of 20 ended when Tayla Buckley held an easy catch off Coffin’s bowling.

Murraya Buckley edged a catch to wicketkeeper Isabelle Brennan off Camryn Barnett, and Natalie Baker held a catch at deep mid-wicket off Coffin, before Barnett claimed her second wicket.

Five wickets had fallen for four runs when Coffin nabbed her fourth scalp, and a further five runs were added before Angela Thomas’s third delivery had Rita Jesberg caught by Lex Turner.

Coffin had 4/12 while Barnett had 2/9 as they delivered six overs each, while Tayla Buckley had 2/6 from two overs.


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