Round Seven of the McDonald's Women's Premier Cricket competition resumed on Sunday, with Bankstown Sports Erin Burns putting in arguably the best performance of the season by any player.
Burns was majestic with both bat and ball and was the nucleus behind Bankstown's comprehensive 178-run drubbing of Universities.
Bankstown was bolstered by the return of Sydney Sixers squad member Sarah Aley, but it was the effort of Burns that had tongues wagging at David Phillips Oval.
Batting first, Bankstown compiled a mammoth 7-332 from its 50 overs with Burns hitting a phenomenal 164 not out from only 103 deliveries. She struck 13 fours and three sixes in her innings which lasted a little over two hours.
Laura Wright (64) and Rhiannon Dick (29) had started positively for Bankstown as it put together 64 for the first wicket.
Then Burns and Wright added a further 116 runs for the second-wicket before Wright was dismissed.
Burns continued to plunder along as Universities attempted to fight back with late wickets. Only opening bowlers Kate Owen (1-43 from 10 overs) and Nell Gibson (1-47 from 10 overs) were able to restrict the scoring.
Burns wasn't done making an impact in the match however, and took her season tally to six wickets in just three games with impressive figures of 3-11 from six overs. She removed the dangerous Rachel Li for 37 and gave great support to Sarah Aley who destroyed the Universities batting line up with 4-27 from seven overs. Universities was only able to muster 154 all out in reply, being dismissed in 41 overs.
In just three matches with the ball, Burns has miserly figures of 6-48 from 24 overs at an average of just 8.
Gordon continued its fine season on the back of another strong batting effort against Campbelltown-Camden.
The charge was led by Captain Hannah Trollip who hit 77 from 98 balls with five boundaries. Trollip has had an immense season after impressing in the recent First and Second Grade T20 tournament that Gordon won. In First Grade one day matches she has amassed 257 runs at 42.80 and including her runs in the T20 tournament she has 640 runs for the season at an average 53.30
Sydney Sixers squad member Emily Leys contributed heavily as well by posting 73 from 87 balls with seven boundaries. With the loss of Trollip at 147, Leys combined magnificently with Charlotte Anneveld (71 from 46 balls) to put on a third-wicket partnership of 107.
Gordon finished with a commanding 5-284 from its 50 overs.
Campbelltown-Camden collapsed in reply with just two batters scoring double figures. After taking 2-39 with the ball, Clare Koski contributed a quick-fire 49 from 38 balls but was not supported by the rest of her team mates. Her 52-minute innings was full of excitement including seven fours and one six.
Emma Doutreband (4-10 from 5.1 overs) continued her amazing form with the ball in taking apart the Campbelltown-Camden middle to lower order. In her last three innings with the ball (including T20 matches) Doutreband has figures of 10-28 from 13.1 overs. A remarkable run of form.
Saskia Horley supported with 3-15 from six overs as Campbelltown-Camden was dismissed for 106 in 22.4 overs.
In the round's other fixture Sydney Rangers accounted for Penrith by seven-wickets on the strength of a Rachael Haynes half century from the Breakers and Thunder batter. Earlier on Penrith had been limited to 6-167 by Sydney Sixers Squad member Angela Reakes who collected 3-22. Sydney Thunder squad member Naomi Stalenburg had hit 59 for Penrith