History is made with first all-girls Ky cricket game

November 24, 2017

It was a historic night when the first ever Kyabram Fire Brigade girls' team played.

Millie Hill in fine form for Kyabram.

Tess Laidlaw bowls for Kyabram.

Kyabram's Olivia Mott.

IT WAS a historic night playing the first all-girls game for Fire Brigade, with the girls coming away with a win against BLU.

BLU batted first and were short a couple of players and were all out for 67.

Millie Hill will go down in history for getting the first wicket for the team with Tori Walsh taking the catch.

The fielding and bowling were impressive, especially as it was the first game of cricket with the hard ball for most of the girls.

Chloe Messenger (2/5) was the main destroyer.

Five other girls got a wicket.

Fire Brigade batted and finished 4/99 off 20 overs.

Millie made 14. Olivia Mott made 12 while the rest of the girls showed great technique and ran well between wickets with everyone scoring runs.

It was great to see the girls of both teams play with great sportsmanship and encouragement.

Fantastic support from family members made it a night to remember.

Best performances:


Chloe Messenger 2/5

Olivia Mott 1/2

Millie Hill 1/6

Tahlia Cook 1/7

Tess Laidlaw 1/9

Caitlin Campbell 1/15


Millie Hill 14

Olivia Mott 12

Tori Walsh 7

Chloe Messenger 8

Sarah Mott 6

Under 16 boys

Due to rain the game was moved and made into a one-day game.

Fire Brigade won the toss and sent Echuca in to bat.

Jackson Barnett struck in the first over of the night.

Echuca moved steadily and had moved along to 6/73 before Barnett came in for the kill, getting four wickets in a row, securing a double hat trick and bowling Echuca out for 73.

Barnett finished with the figures of 5/10.

He was well supported by Matt Fleming 2/13, Ryan Thomson 1/9 and Mitch Dunne 1/8. The run chase started well as Mitch Dunne and Anthony DePasquale put on 23 for the opening wicket before DePasquale went for 17. Jack Norris came in and struck a quick fire 23. Ryan Thomson 14 not out and Dunne 17 not out saw Fire Brigade pass the total in the 17th over to stay on top of the ladder.

Under 12

Bragging rights were on the line as the two Fire Brigade sides played each other.

Fire Brigade Red batted first and lost two early wickets.

Ruben Atkins then started to rescue the innings making 21 before retiring.

Josh Dunne made 8. Some good fielding and bowling by Fire Brigade White ensured the Red team didn’t get way to a bigger total.

Lachlan Carver finished with 2/4 as well as taking a spectacular caught and bowled.

Other bowlers to get a wicket were Hunter Fawcett, Jett Guiney and Ryan Pethybridge.

The Red team finished making 85.

The White team went about chasing the score with opener Bailey White retiring on 19.

Hunter Fawcett then came in and continued to attack and made 20 before he retired.

Ethan Ciavarella came in and made sure of the win making 22 retired.

Fire Brigade White came away with the win making 107.

Bailey Hutchison was main wicket taker for his team finishing with 2/5.

Riley Todd and Tyler Norman both chipped in with a wicket each.

It was a great night showcasing the future of the club.

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