PERTH Scorchers wrapped up its opening Women’s Big Bash League round with one win and a loss against the Hobart Hurricanes at North Sydney Oval.
Midland-Guildford batswomen Elyse Villani and Chloe Piparo were in action for the Scorchers, providing a mixed bag of performances.
Villani bounced back from a disappointing score of three in the first match, with a superb knock of 54 from 45 deliveries, including eight boundaries during the game 2 victory.
A lively performance in the field coupled with a half-century was enough to earn Villani player of the match honours in the win.
Up-and-coming batswoman Piparo was unable to build on her debut century for WA in the WNCL, as the 22-year-old was not required at the crease in either match.
However, that did not mean Piparo was out of the action, as she was brilliant in the field, making several athletic run-saving stops at point.
Perth head home to #TheFurnace next weekend for games three and four against the Brisbane Heat, with the club’s Fan Day festivities on Friday.