Blackwell's hundred drives NSW to 395
New South Wales 5 for 395 (Blackwell 157, Poulton 86, Sthalekar 75) beat Tasmania 160 (Burns 51, Perry 4-10) by 235 runs
Alex Blackwell posted the second-highest score in WNCL history to push the New South Wales Breakers to a record-breaking 5 for 395 in the 235-run victory over Tasmania. The total comfortably beat the previous best of 3 for 309, which was set by ACT against South Australia last year, and the victory was sealed when Tasmania fell for 160.
Blackwell, the captain, raced to 157 off 111 balls, with 17 fours and a six, while Leah Poulton (86) and Lisa Sthalekar (75) also joined the fun. "I was quite determined once I got to 100 to see if I could push myself to 150," Blackwell said. "I've never done that before. I didn't have any records in mind but as a personal milestone I just wanted to make sure I kicked on."
She said as the game wore on the team was aiming for 400. "All the way through our innings we had our goals," she said, "and in the end we fell just short of that."
Tasmania lasted until the 37th over, with Erin Burns top scoring with 51. Ellyse Perry did the damage with the ball by taking 4 for 10 from 7.4 overs.