Konica Minolta
Queensland Fire

Australian Women'sT20 Cup
Season 2012-13

Results & Scores

Round - Opposition, Date, Venue

Result

Scores

Points

Game 1 - Queensland Fire v SA Scorpions
Allan Border Field
Friday 12 October 2012

Won in SuperOver

Qld 8-90 (20) v SA 8-90 (20)
Super Over
Qld 0-9 (0-3) d SA 1-7 (1.0)

Qld 2
SA 0

Snapshot: The Konica Minolta Queensland Fire pulled off one of the all-time great comebacks to open the WNCL Twenty20 season with a sensational SuperOver win against the South Australian Scorpions at Allan Border Field. The Fire were 'gone' twice - when they crashed to 7-28 off 10.2 overs batting first after winning the toss, and likewise when SA cruised to 0-52 off 10 overs chasing the home side's 8-90. But they dragged themselves off their knees and got home via an excellent over from Jenna Barsby and some fine batting from Grace Harris in the "tie-breaker". The season couldn't have started worse when 2011-12 batting mainstay Mel Bulow was clean bowled on the first ball of the match. But quite miraculously the Fire posted a defendable total thanks almost exclusively to captain and No.3 Jodie Fields (37 off 45 balls, two fours) and No.9 Barsby (31no off 36m three fours). No other batter topped five, with sundries were next best at 11 after Scorpions opening bowler Megan Schutt (3-9 off 4 overs) ripped through the top order and Stephanie Morrison (3-10 off 3 overs) did likewise later in the innings. Alex Price returned the astonishing T20 figures of 0-6 off 4 overs before Fields and Barsby added 45 off 47 runs for the eighth wicket. To cap a wonderful rescue mission, Barsby and No.10 Kristen Pike (3no) added 17 critical runs off the last 11 balls. It all looked like it would amount to nothing when SA's ex-English international Beth Morgan (38 off 40, five fours) and opening partner Tegan McPharlin (15 off 31) got off to a flying start. But after being 1-61 off 12 overs the Scorpions lost 7-26 off 46 balls. Pike (2-15 off 4 overs) led the way, receiving fine support from Jude Coleman (1-16 off 4), Harris (1-15 off 4) and Barsby (0-14 off 4), plus four shark run outs. Sixteen-year-old debutant Holly Ferling returned 0-12 from 2 overs. The Scorpions were 7-87 off 19 overs, needing just four off the final over from Harris to win. Scorpions No.10 Price took a single off the third ball before 'keeper Fields took a brilliant bottom edge catch after Alicia Dean had gone to sweep. No.10 Tahlia McGrath missed the fifth ball and gleefully accepted a 'wide' call on the next before collecting two to midwicket to tie the scores at 8-90. Scorpions captain Morgan and Lauren Ebsary, who had scored 21 off 20 in the regular innings, batted against Barsby in the SuperOver, going 2-1-1-2-1 off the first five balls before Morgan skied the last ball high to mid-off when Pike took an important catch. In reply Bulow and Harris went out to face Shutt. After bowling so well in regulation time the SA spearhead fired down two wides in her first three deliveries before Harris clubbed a four down the ground and a three through mid-wicket to claim the victory with three balls to spare.

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Game 2 - Queensland Fire v SA Scorpions
Allan Border Field
Sunday 14 October 2012

Won by 43 runs

Qld 4-154 (20) d SA 3-111 (20)

Qld 2
SA 0

Snapshot: The Konica Minolta Queensland Fire completed a perfect start to the 2012-13 summer with a 3-0 home whitewash of the South Australian Scorpions after they posted a 43-run win in the second T20 game of the weekend. A century opening stand between Melissa Bulow (58 off 47, eight fours) and Jess Jonassen (45 off 39, four fours) laid the platform for a total of 4-154 and an excellent victory before the multi-pronged Fire attack produced a fine all-round performance to restrict the visitors to 3-111 in reply. Bulow, coming off a first ball duck in the opening T20 game of the season two days earlier, hit the ball beautifully in a chanceless knock as she and Jonassen scored 105 off 82 balls. Grace Harris (12 off 12), captain Jodie Fields (18no off 11) and Beth Mooney (8 off 11) played useful cameos late in the Fire innings against an SA attack led by Jakarra Hill (2-31 off 4 overs) and Lauren Ebsary (2-20 off 3 overs). It looked like the Fire total may not have been enough when Scorpions openers Alicia Dean (43 off 66, three fours) and Beth Morgan (28 off 15, five fours) raced to 51 off 40 balls. But it turned around when the visitors lost two wickets in four balls. First, Morgan was brilliantly stumped by Fields down the leg side, and then Selena Tainton turned a suicidal call from captain and No.3 Ebsary into a neat run out at the bowler's end. Thereafter the Fire turned the screws on the Scorpions batters. Jess Jonassen (1-19 off 4 overs) and Harris (1-15 off 4) were the wicket-takers, while Jemma Barsby (0-14 off 4) and Jude Coleman (0-22 off 4) also did their bit

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Game 3 - Queensland Fire v NSW Breaksers
Allan Border Field
Friday, 26 October, 2012

Lost by 34 runs

NSW 5-150 (20) d Qld 116 (20)

NSW 2
Qld 0

Snapshot: Jo Broadbent, former coach of the Konica Minolta Queensland Fire in his first season at the helm of the powerhouse NSW Breakers, enjoyed a first-up win over her former side in the opening T20 clash of their WNCL weekend series at Allan Border Field. The Breakers triumphed by 34 runs thanks chiefly to fine batting efforts from Alyssa Healy and captain Alex Blackwell. Batting first, NSW reached 5-150 from 20 overs as Healy (62 off 45 balls) and Blackwell (56 off 45) added 95 for the second wicket. Holly Furling (2-21 off 4 overs) was the pick of the Fire attack, while Jess Jonassen (1-24 off 4) and Grace Harris (1-11 off 2) also bowled tightly. In reply Queensland started well enough to reach 1-53 but they collapsed to be all out for 116 on the last ball of the 20th over. Openers Mel Bulow )19 off 16) and Jonassen (22 off 11, five fours) got them away nicely with a 27-run stand before Jonassen and captain Jodie Fields (14 off 21) added 26 for the second wicket. But that was the end of the fight as Harris (12 off 8) and Jude Coleman (10 off 14) were the only other batters to reach double-figures. Erin Osborne (2-19), Sarah Coyte (2-24), Sarah Aley (2-9) and Angela Reakes (0-10) were the pick of the NSW bowlers.

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Game 4 - Queensland Fire v NSW Breakers
Allan Border Field
Sunday, 28 October, 2012

Lost by 7 wickets

NSW 3-118 (14.5) d Qld 8-117 (20)

NSW 2
Qld 0

Snapshot: The Konica Minolta Queensland Fire finished the weekend series against the NSW Breakers without success when beaten by seven wickets in the second T20 game. Sent in, the Fire could manage just 8-117, with only Mel Bulow (34 off 28), Jodie Fields (43 off 45) and Delissa Kimmince (18 off 12) reaching double-figures against a tight NSW attack led by Lisa Sthalekar (4-25 off 4 overs). Jemma Barsby removed the dangerous Alyssa Healy to a smart Fields stumping early but Leah Poulton (45 off 36) and captain Alex Blackwell (36no off 31) added 77 for the second wicket to set the visitors on the path to victory. They reached the target at 3-118 with 31 balls remaining despite the efforts of Barsby (2-25 off 3.5 overs), Holly Ferling (1-34 off 4) and Courtney Hill (0-10 off 2).

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Game 5 - Queensland Fire v WA Fury
Floreat Oval, Perth
Friday, 9 November, 2012

Lost by 2 runs

WA 4-118 (20) d Qld 116 (19.4)

WA 2
Qld 0

Snapshot: The Konica Minolta Queensland Fire suffered a heart-breaking and desperately unlucky one-run loss to the WA Fury to open their three-match series in Perth. The Fire went down on the third-last ball of the match at Floreat Oval after WA star Nicole Bolton had made a marvellous 77 in her side's total of 4-118. In reply, the Fire were dismissed for 116. The agony of defeat came after the Queenslanders had endured an horrendously long trip to Perth in which they were stranded at Brisbane Airport for nine hours before eventually taking off at 10.30pm. They arrived at their Perth accommodation at 4.40am Brisbane time. Also, they were victims of a umpiring error which cost the visiting side four runs enough to decide the match. The mix-up occurred when one umpire incorrectly called Jess Jonassen for a no-ball early in an over for having too many fielders outside the circle. The error was acknowledged and the Fire were told would be rectified, but it wasn't. And on the seventh ball of the over, which ordinarily would not have been bowled, WA scored four runs. Bolton was a match-winner for WA, taking her runs from just 60 balls and hitting nine boundaries to dominate a WA innings in which opener partner Jenny Wallace (17) was the only other batter to offer any sort of lasting resistence. Kirsten Pike was the star with the ball for the Fire, claiming 1-17 off four overs, while Grace Harris bowled tightly at the end of the innings for her 1-14 off three overs. In reply, skipper Jodie Fields (25 off 23 balls) and Beth Mooney (24 off 18) put the Fire in pole position at 2-58, but wickets fell steadily thereafter. Significantly, Fields, Harris and Delissa Kimmince all fell to leg-side stumpings as the Fire crashed to 6-80. Jude Coleman (17 off 19) and Kirby Short (11 off 20) added 22 to have the Fire within range of victory, but they couldn't quite get there despite Courtney Hill taking four runs off the first three balls of the final over with six needed to win. Pike was the last batter dismissed.

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Game 6 - Queensland Fire v WA Fury
Floreat Oval, Perth
Sunday, 11 November, 2012

Won by 36 runs

Qld 2-141 (20) d WA 6-105 (20)

Qld 2
WA 0

Snapshot: The Konica Minolta Queensland Fire reached the halfway mark of the WNCL season with a clinical 36-run T20 win over the WA Fury at Floreat Oval which saw them return home from Perth with a 2-1 series win. Coming 24 hours after a one-day win over the WA side, this was enough to put the Fire second on the one-day table and in the middle of a log-jam of teams within two points of each other on the T20 standings. Batting first, the Fire overcame the early loss of Melissa Bulow (5) to post a total of 2-141 which was probably worth an extra 20 runs on a very slow outfield. Jess Jonassen (39 off 39, four fours) shared a 49-run stand for the second wicket with captain Jodie Fields (54no off 44, six fours) to get the Queensland innings away nicely before Fields and Beth Mooney (31no off 25, three fours) put on 73 unbroken for the third wicket. If the Queenslanders were good with the bat they were simply outstanding with the ball and in the field, restricting the Fury to 6-105. Jude Coleman (1-17 off four overs), Kirsten Pike (1-21 off four), Jemma Barsby (1-19 off four) and Jonassen (1-13 off three) shared the spoils. It was a wonderful performance from a side which had been delayed nine hours in Brisbane on their way to Perth, leaving them undeniably jaded even before they'd set off on the longest road trip in the competition.

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Game 7 - Queensland Fire v Victorian Spirit
Allan Border Field
Friday, 7 December, 2012

Lost by 5 runs

Vic 4-151 (20) d Qld 6-146 (20)

Vic 2
Qld 0

Snapshot: A brave batting performance from the Konica Minolta Queensland Fire fell an agonising five runs short of victory in the opening T20 game of the three-match series against the Victorian Spirit at Allan Border Field. The Fire were nicely placed at 1-73 at the halfway mark chasing Spirit's 4-151 and reached 1-101 in the 15th over before a late flurry of wickets. Batting first after winning the toss despite some heavy early morning rain, the Spirit innings was set up by opener Meg Lanning (40 off 37 balls, six fours) and topped off by some late hitting from Emma Inglis (31 off 31, five fours)( and Kelly Applebee (38no off 23, seven fours). The visitors took a heavy toll on each of the Fire bowlers except Jess Jonassen, who was superb for her 2-12 from four overs. The Fire lost Jonassen early before Mel Bulow (44 off 43, six fours) and Jodie Fields (53no from 47, seven fours) put on 90 for the second wicket off 72 balls. But the home side lost wickets in the 15th, 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th overs as the run-rate mounted and finished at 6-146.

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Game 8 - Queensland Fire v Victorian Spirit
Gabba
Sunday 9 December, 2012

Lost by 7 wickets

Vic 3-121 (16.5) d Qld 9-119 (20)

Vic 2
Qld 0

Snapshot: The WNCL T20 finals hopes of the Konica Minolta came to a shuddering halt as they were brought back to earth by the Victorian Spirit at the Gabba. After a last-gasp loss to the Spirit in the opening T20 game of the series and a sensational 50-over win, the Fire were put to the sword by the reigning back-to-back T20 champions. Batting first after winning the toss for the first time over the weekend series, the Fire could manage just 9-119 after a poor start saw. They were 4-33 in the eighth over after Molly Strano (4-15) destroyed the top order and never really recovered. Mel Bulow (15 off 16) did her best to keep things on track early before Jodie Fields (16 off 19 run out), Delissa Kimmince (21 off 17) and Kirby Short (20no off 19) to at least gave their bowlers something to try to defend, but they were always going to be up against it. Victorian opener Meg Lanning posted an unbeaten half-century to ensure the visitors would not be again embarrassed, and they reached 3-121 with 19 balls to spare. Lanning finished 56 not out off 43 balls while Kelly Applebee (39 off 35) enjoyed her second fine T20 performance of the weekend. Kirsten Pike had two expensive overs and two frugal ones for the Fire to finish with 2-26 off four while Jemma Barsby took 1-12 off two.

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Game 9 - Queensland Fire v ACT Meteors
Canberra
Friday, 21 December, 2012

Lost by 54 runs

ACT 4-132 (20) d Qld 78 (17.2)

ACT 2
Qld 0

Snapshot: The Konica Minolta Queensland Fire suffered a humiliating 54-run loss to the ACT Meteors at Freebody Oval, Queanbeyan, when they were bowled out for 78 inside 18 overs chasing the home side's 4-132. Already out of the T20 finals contention, the Fire had headed to the national capital homing to post two wins and so finish just outside the top two. Fielding first, they wouldn't have been too disappointed when the Meteors posted 4-132 thanks chiefly to Asha Smith (30 off 30) and captain Kris Britt (39 off 37). Delissa Kimmince (1-14 off three overs) was the most economical of the Fire bowlers with Jess Jonassen (0-20 off 4) and Jenna Barsby (0-23 off 4). But the Fire batting was diabolical. The ACT's Renee Chappell (3-15) dismissed Fire big guns Melissa Bulow (8), Jess Jonassen (4) and captain Jodie Fields (2) as they crashed to 5-28 in the ninth over, and it was all over. Only Beth Mooney (24 off 19) and Jude Coleman (16 off 18) reached double-figures and scored more than half the runs between them.

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Game 10 - Queensland Fire v ACT Meteors
Canberra
Sunday, 23  December, 2013

Won by 4 runs

Qld 5-137 (20) d ACT 8-133 (20)

Qld 2
ACT 0

Snapshot: A dynamite 66 of 57 balls by the ever-improving Delissa Kimmince powered the Konica Minolta Queensland Fire to a thrilling four-run win over the ACT in their WNCL T20 clash at Manuka Oval. The Fire, looking to atone for a diabolical batting performance of 48 hours earlier, set a challenging target of 5-137 and restricted the Meteors to 8-133. The Fire innings was built around Kimmince, who was elevated to No.3 and went in at 1-1 after the in-form Beth Mooney was adjudged lbw for a golden duck. She departed on the last ball of the penultimate over following solid partnerships of 48 for the third wicket with Jodie Fields (13 off 17 balls), and 50 for the fourth-wicket with Kirby Short (28 off 25 balls). Kimmince hit seven fours and two big sixes during her imposing stay. The ACT run chase started briskly, with the dangerous Asha Smith belting 19 off 12 balls before cracking Jude Coleman straight to gully in the third over. The home side was still going at eight runs an over after six and at 3-77 at the halfway mark, needed just 61 off the last 10 overs. The 14th and 15th overs proved crucial, with Jess Jonassen conceding just two runs before Holly Ferling allowed just four. The Meteors needed 20 off the last two overs. Jemma Barsby conceded just seven in the 19th over, leaving 13 required from the last. Kate Owen could not find the boundary as the equation came down to six runs off the final ball. Owen drove it to long on and was run out going for a second run. Jonassen was the most economical of the Fire bowlers with 0-23 from her four overs, while Kimmince was again good with 0-10 from two and Ferling bowled just the one over for four.

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Game 11 - Queensland Fire v Tasmanian Roar
Blundstone Arena, Hobart
Saturday, 5 January, 2013

Lost by 4 wickets

Tas 6-126 (19.4) d Qld 6-125 (20)

Tas 2
Qld 0

Snapshot: The Konica Minolta Queensland Fire lost a T20 thriller to the Tasmanian Roar in Hobart, going down with two balls to spare. Playing the curtain-raiser to the KFC T20 Big Bash League match between the Hobart Hurricanes and Adelaide Strikers, the Fire scored 6-125 batting first thanks primarily to skipper Jodie Fields (38 off 26 balls, four fours), Melissa Bulow (25 off 34), Delissa Kimmince (22 off 21), Beth Mooney (18 off 18) and Kirby Short (15no off 18). Playing without international Jess Jonassen following knee surgery, they were 1-59 in the 12th over but were unable to accelerate the scoring-rate sufficiently in the back end of the innings as wickets fell all too regularly. The Roar cruised to 1-50 in the eighth over as Emma Thompson posted a handy 27 off 37, but at 5-83 in the 16th over the home side looked to have the job ahead of them. The Roar needed something special and got it via a match-winning hand from captain Veronica Pyke (24no off 22), and some lusty hitting from Linsey DeCosta (15 off 6) and Tayla Kofia (10no off 6). Fire allrounder Grace Harris took 2-20 from her four overs to be the pick of the Queensland bowlers as the Hobart side reached 6-126 in the final over, bowled by Jenna Barsby.

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Game 12 - Queensland Fire v Tasmanian Roar
Blundstone Arena, Hobart
Monday, 7 January, 2013

Won by 5 wickets

Qld 5-107 (18.4) d Tas 9-105 (20)

Qld 2
Tas 0

Snapshot: Fran Whittaker produced arguably the best knock of her Queensland career to help the Konica Minolta Fire finish their T20 season on a high at Blundstone Arena. Whittaker, returning from a hamstring injury, top scored with an unbeaten 29 off 35 balls as the Fire won by five wickets with eight balls to spare. The Queensland girls restricted the home side to 9-105 and then chased down the target with plenty in reserve despite a middle order stagger. Whittaker, given the responsibility of batting at No.4, added 39 for the third wicket with Melissa Bulow (28 off 30) to take the score to 2-70 before three wickets fell for the addition of 18 runs. Beth Mooney notched an unbeaten 10 off six balls at the end to ensure victory. Earlier, Tasmania had lost 7-36 after being 2-68 after 12 overs. The collapse was sparked by a brilliant piece of keeping by skipper Jodie Fields, who dived full length to stop a leg-glance by the explosive Erin Burns and ran out the unsuspecting bat. Burns, who not long before had recently made 90 off 50 balls against Victoria, had made 34 off 28 balls and looked a real danger before the Fields magic. The Queenslanders all bowled well, with Kirsten Pike (3-12 off three overs) leading the way with Jemma Barsby (2-11 off three overs), Courtney Hill bowled (1-14 off three overs) and Delissa Kimmince (1-20 off four overs). The victory saw the Fire finish with a 5-7 win-loss record, one win ahead of Tasmania and one win behind both the fourth-placed ACT Meteors and third-placed Victoria. Fields finished the No.3 run-scorer in the competition with 313 runs at 39.13, with a strike-rate of 103.64. In the final on 19 January, NSW scored 5-130 off 19.2 overs to chase down the 20-over WA total of 4-126..

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