Wellington Women 124 for 6 (Doolan 63) beat Canterbury Women 123 (Cooper 3-20) by four wickets

After a two-wicket loss to Canterbury Women in the domestic 50-over final yesterday, Wellington Women had their revenge with a last-over win in the State League Twenty20 final at the Basin Reserve. Chasing 124 to win, Wellington knocked off the runs with three deliveries to spare.

The Wellington opener Lucy Doolan played a significant role in the chase, hitting 63 off 51 deliveries. Wickets fell around Doolan, but she stood firm to anchor the chase. Her dismissal, stumped by Rowan Milburn off the bowling of Frankie Mackay in the 15th over, left Wellington 91 for 5. Liz Perry's 22 from 23 balls, without a boundary, took the game into the final over but she was run out first ball, with five still to get. Anna Dodd and Melinda Hodgson saw Wellington through with three balls to spare.

Having elected to bat, Canterbury were given a 57-run opening stand from Mackay and Maria Fahey. It was Doohan who snapped it, dismissing Mackay for 20 off 24 balls. The offspinner Anna Dodd then bowled Fahey six deliveries later, triggering a collapse to 123. Amanda Cooper took three scalps with Sophie Devine, Dodd and Doolan picking up two each.

Wellinton's win was fair reward for a side that have set the bench mark for women's domestic cricket all season.