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Laura Marsh takes two wickets in NWCL final defeat

Sunday 29th November 2015

Women

Kent and England all-rounder Laura Marsh took two wickets as NSW Breakers lost the Women’s National Cricket League Final in Sydney.

The 28-year-old off-spinner from Pembury took 2-41 in seven overs as South Australia Scorpions scored 264 for seven in 50 overs.

England wicketkeeper-bat Sarah Taylor’s 110 off 106 balls proved the difference between the sides.

The 26-year-old added 181 for the third wicket with Bridget Patterson.

In reply, the Breakers’ bid for a record 11th consecutive title floundered as the 2014 champions lost regular wickets.

Teen leg spinner Amanda Wellington got the prized wickets of Australia star Ellyse Perry and Laura Marsh in consecutive balls as NSW were dismissed for 210.

The 54-run win for the Scorpions means South Australia are only the third state to win the NWCL title since it began in 1996.

Aside from Victoria’s wins in 2003 and 2004, NSW had monopolised the championship with 17 titles.

Laura Marsh averaged 14 with the bat and took nine wickets in seven appearances at an average of 25 and an economy rate of just above four an over.

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