The Women’s Big Bash League has brought some highly exciting matches already. While the batting and bowling in Women’s cricket has come leaps and bounds from the early days, one department that has seen a meteoric rise in quality is fielding.
In the earlier match between Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Stars, Tess Flintoff came up with a stunner to send Erin Burns back to the pavilion. It seems like a ‘stunning catch day’ in the WBBL as there has been another great catch in the match that followed.
In the seventh match of the WBBL, Perth Scorchers defeated Sydney Thunder by a massive 9 wickets. While the game was a one-sided affair, there was one moment that managed to bring everyone on their feet. The incident took place on the last ball of the 18th over. Perth Scorchers Women’s bowler Alana King pitched a bowl short on the leg which was hit on the long-on side with strength. The ball seemed to be sailing over the boundary rope but as the camera followed it, Maddy Green appeared to be under it.
The ball was still flying away from the Perth Scorchers’ fielder, but a sensational diving effort from Maddy Green meant that the ball was caught just before the boundary line. The video has since then gone viral on social media with fans claiming it to be the catch of the year and hailing it as an exceptionally great effort in the field.
Here’s the video:
OH MY, MADDY GREEN! ?
— Weber Women's Big Bash League (@WBBL) October 16, 2022
As for the match, it was quite easily won by Perth Scorchers in just 14.5 overs. The Sydney Thunder Women could only make 88/8 in 20 overs as Perth did not allow them any easy chances.
Coming onto chase the small total meant a walk in the park for the Sydney team as both openers Sophie Devine (44*) and Beth Mooney (19) made the majority of the runs. After Mooney was dismissed, Green took charge and brought her team home. With this win, the Perth Scorchers have moved to second on the Points table.