Redmayne leads Universities to title

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Universities wicketkeeper Georgia Redmayne produced a stunning, unbeaten 141 against St George-Sutherland on Sunday to help the Students to the 2017-18 Sydney Women’s First Grade cricket title.

The stylish left-hander hit 13 boundaries and a six in her 149-ball stay as Universities posted an imposing 5-289 off their 50 overs in the season decider at Blacktown International Sports Park.

She shared a 188-run first wicket partnership with opener Ashley Day, who scored 79, with nine boundaries in her 108-ball stay.

The pair also starred in Universities’ semi-final win over Gordon the previous week when Redmayne top-scored with 64 and Day finished unbeaten on 48.

Having set a tough target, Universities set about dismantling St George-Sutherland and had them struggling at 4-58. But a middle-order rally from Clare Crewdson (35), Lauren Miletich (26) and Rene Farrell (21) kept Saints’ hopes alive before the tail collapsed.

Qanita Jalil (3-5), Melissa Norup (2-15) and Olivia Porter (2-20) starred with the ball as St George-Sutherland were all out for 152.

Raised in Alstonville in northern NSW, Redmayne played at state level from Under 15s to Under 18s.

She made the NSW Breakers squad in 2014-15 and made her debut in the Women’s National Cricket League final.

Playing for Universities in the 2015-16 season in the Sydney Women’s Grade competition, she was named First Grade Player of the Year after notching 656 runs for the season at the healthy average of 82. Not surprisingly, Universities also won the title that season.



Sydney Premier Women’s Grade competition – Finals (Limited Overs)

First Grade: Universities 5-289 off 50 overs (Georgia Redmayne 141 not out, Ashley Day 79; Rene Farrell 2-53, Sarah Staples 2-54) defeated St George-Sutherland 152 off 39.1 overs (Clare Crewdson 35, Lauren Miletich 26, Rene Farrell 21; Qanita Jalil 3-5, Melissa Norup 2-15, Olivia Porter 2-20) by 137 runs at Blacktown International Sports Park on Sunday.

Second Grade: Parramatta0-164 off 39 overs (Kelsey Miller 124 not out, Elise Noble 36 not out) defeated Universities 9-163 off 50 overs (Jade Christie 41, Darshana Kannan 38; Kelsey Miller 3-21, Renee Hebden 2-22) by 10 wickets at Grahame Thomas Oval on Sunday.