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Farrell fires for St George Sutherland

04 March 2019

Rene Farrell // Ian Bird

Thunder stars shine in final round of Women’s Premier Cricket

Sydney Thunder’s Rene Farrell has starred in the final round of the McDonald’s Women’s Premier Cricket competition on Sunday.

Farrell finished with ridiculous figures of 8/18 from 9.3 overs to help St George-Sutherland cruise to a 10-wicket victory over Universities.

The 32-year-old is the leading wicket-taker in the competition, with 21 wickets from six matches at 8.62, 10 wickets ahead of next best.

Farrell finished the fourth Rebel Women’s Big Bash League as Thunder’s second leading wicket-taker with 14 (behind Stafanie Taylor with 19) despite missing four games due to injury.

Rising stars Hannah Darlington and Saskia Horley also impressed over the weekend.

Darlington picked up 3/24 from 10 overs for Campbelltown-Camden, while Horley scored 73 runs before taking 3/25 in a dominant all-round performance for Gordon.

19-year-old Horley, who is committed to Thunder for at least the next two WBBL seasons, is the fifth leading run-scorer in the competition, with 251 at 83.67 from five matches, including three half centuries.

View full McDonald’s Women’s Premier Cricket scorecards here.

The semi-finals will take place next weekend, ahead of the final on 17 March.

Campbelltown-Camden finished in top spot, followed by Gordon, Parramatta and St George-Sutherland.