Konica Minolta
Queensland Fire

Season 2012-13

One-Day Results & Scores

Round - Opposition, Date, Venue




Rd 1 - Queensland Fire v SA Scorpions
Saturday, 13 October, 2012
Allan Border Field

Won by 70 runs (BP)

Qld 229 (47) d SA 159 (46.1)

Qld 5
SA 0

Snapshot: Jude Coleman produced a sterling spell of fast medium bowling to pilot the Konica Minolta Queensland Fire to a 70-run bonus point win over the SA Scorpions in the opening 50-over game of the WNCL season. Coleman's 4-19 from 9.1 overs help restrict the visitors to 159 off 46.1 overs after the Fire had posted 229 off 47 overs. Coming off an outstanding start to the T20 season the day before, Coleman had 3-3 at one stage as she ripped through the SA line-up to capitalise on a solid all-round team batting performance. No less than six Fire batters reached 20 after captain Jodie Fields had won the toss and chosen first use of a good wicket, with Beth Mooney (36 off 66, five fours) and Kirby Short (39 off 46, three fours) topping the score sheet. It was a vast improvement on the 7-28 collapse of the day before in the opening T20 game of the season, with Mel Bulow (25 off 29), Jess Jonassen (26 off 57), Grace Harris (24 off 25), and Fran Whittaker (25 off 18) also reaching 20. Jakarra Hill (2-38), Rhianna Peake (2-41), Tahlia McGrath and Lauren Ebsary (2-6) shared the spoils for the visitors. The Scorpions were never seriously in the hunt after they crashed to be 6-60 off 24.4 overs, with No.3 Ebsary (30 off 33), patient No.5 McGrath (40 off 105) and free-swinging No.9 Peate (41 off 36, six fours) scoring the bulk of the runs. Jemma Barsby (2-42 off 10 overs) and an economical Jonassen (2-14 off 10) also bowled well for a Fire side which despite the comfortable margin was disappointed not to finish the visitors off in an even more emphatic fashion.

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Rd 2 - Queensland Fire v NSW Breakers
Saturday, 27 October, 2012
Allan Border Field

Lost by 4 wickets (BP)

NSW 6-213 (37.5) d Qld 7-210 (50)

Qld 0

Snapshot: A stunning eighth wicket century stand by Konica Minolta Queensland Fire duo Delissa Kimmince and Kirby Short was not enough to prevent the NSW Breakers from claiming a bonus point win in the WNCL one-day game at Allan Border Field. The Fire were in dire straits at 7-107 after winning the toss and batting, with only captain Jodie Fields (36) having offered any lasting resistence. With 15 overs left the home side faced a challenge to bat out their 50 overs. But Kimmince and Short blasted an unbeaten eight-wicket stand of 103 to lift the Fire to 7-210. Kimmince blasted three sixes and six fours on the way to 65 not out from just 48 balls, while Short hit four fours in her 48-ball knock that saw her finish 41 not out. Their efforts gave Queensland the chance to put pressure on the women's cricket heavyweights, and at 5-138, the Fire sensed a sniff of opportunity, especially with the dangerous Alyssa Healy (52) back in the sheds. But Erin Osborne crafted a decisive 65 not out from 39 balls to see NSW to finished 6-213 with 73 balls to spare, netting the bonus point as well. Fire veteran Jude Coleman claimed 3-42 to be the only multiple wicket-taker for the home side. Promising teenagers Holly Ferling (1-26 from eight) and Jemma Barsby (1-21 from six) also bowled nicely.


Rd 3 - Queensland Fire v WA Fury
Saturday, 10 November, 2012

Won by 72 runs (BP)

Qld 7-179 (50) d WA 107 (39.5)

Qld 5
WA 0

Snapshot: The Konica Minolta Queensland Fire produced an outstanding team bowling performance to snatch a bonus point one-day WNCL win over the previously unbeaten WA Fury at the WACA. Having made what seemed like an inadequate 7-179 with the bat against the previously unbeaten Fury, the Fire bundled the home side out for 107.with 61 balls to spare. First-year teenager Holly Ferling was an unlikely spark for the Fire, claiming the prized wicket of two-time century-maker Nicole Bolton first ball and adding No.3 Suzie Bates before she'd finished the second over. Ferling finished with 3-20 off seven overs in a breakout performance. Jude Coleman (1-11 off seven overs) and Kirsten Pike (1-14 off seven overs) maintained the pressure in outstanding fashion, while Jemma Barsby (2-17 off six overs) and Delissa Kimmince (1-19 off six overs) also bowled tightly in the later stages. Fury opener Jenny Wallace carried her bat for 51no off 111 balls in a solo effort to hold the innings together. Earlier, Beth Mooney was the hero of the Queensland innings, making an invaluable 54 off 117 balls. She put on 49 in 19 overs with Mel Bulow (22) for the opening partnership and took the Fire to 2-115 in the 38th over. Skipper Jodie Fields (24 off 38) also played an important role with Kimmince (14 off 14 balls) and Coleman (18 off 18) in what was a fine important performance from the Queenslanders after their last-gasp loss in the T20 game 24 hours earlier. Renee Chappell (4-39) was the pick of the WA bowlers.

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Rd 4 - Queensland v Victorian Spirit
Saturday, 8 December, 2012
Allan Border Field

Won by 9 wickets (BP)

Qld 1-174 (27) d Vic 173 (40.1)

Qld 5 Vic 0

Snapshot: The Konica Minolta Queensland Fire savoured a special moment in franchise history when they obliterated the powerhouse Victorian Spirit at Allan Border Field, collecting a bonus point for a magnificent nine-wicket victory. Skipper Jodie Fields and opener Beth Mooney blazed a century stand in 55 minutes to steer the Fire to 1-174 in 27 overs after they'd dismissed the Spirit for173 in 40.1 overs. Arguably Queensland's best win ever against their Victorian counterparts, it was built on a magnificent team bowling performance headed by Sammy-Jo Johnson and was enough to ensure the Fire would need only one win from their last two one-day games to ensure a semi-final berth. So impressed was Fields that she was unable to recall a better performance against Victoria in her 13 years in Fire colors. The win came after Victoria had cruised to 54 without loss in the 13th over after captain Kelly Applebee had won toss and chosen to bat first. Openers Elyse Vilani (33 off 48) and Meg Lanning (21 off 31) got the visitors away to a flying start, but from 1-71 they lost 9-102, including 4-20 at the end of the innings. No.3 Jess Cameron (23 off 17), No.4 Emma Inglis (21 off 25) and No.6 Emily McIntyre (31 off 34) also got a start but failed to go on with it against a tight Queensland attack. Johnson claimed the first three wickets to fall for the home side, sending back the international trio of Vilani, Lanning and Cameron and finished with 3-22 from five overs.  Jess Jonassen (2-27 from 5.1 overs) and Holly Furling (2-31 from six overs) also got among the wickets, while Kirsten Pike (1-29 from 10) and Delissa Kimmince (1-11 from six) played important roles in restricting the visiting batters. Mooney and Mel Bulow (26 off 31, five fours) got the Fire off a bright start in reply before Mooney and Fields did the rest in spectacular fashion. Fields, coming off an unbeaten half-century in the T20 game 24 hours earlier, hit 11 boundaries in her first 48 runs and finished with 61 not out from 57 balls (13 fours) in a stand of 125 from 103 balls. Mooney made 67 not out from 71 balls (13 fours), while Molly Stramo (1-42 from nine overs) was easily the pick of the Victorian bowlers.

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Rd 5 - Queensland v ACT Meteors
Saturday, 22 December, 2012

Won by 3 wickets

Qld 7-217 (47.3) d ACT 9-215 (50)

Qld 4

Snapshot: The The Konica Minolta Queensland Fire secured a WNCL one-day finals berth after a brilliant backs-to-the-wall stand by inspirational skipper Jodie Fields and veteran Jude Coleman at Manuka Oval set up a win over the ACT Meteors in Canberra. The Fire were in deep trouble at 6-127 chasing 216 for victory before Fields, with the highest Fire score of the summer, joined Coleman in adding 72 for the seventh wicket. They cut the required run-rate from almost six an over to four when Coleman (27 off 36) fell in the 46th over, before the previously out-of-form Grace Harris belted 15 off 11 balls to clinch victory with 15 balls to spare and ensure Fields' magnificent 84no from 106 balls (six fours) didn't go to waste. The Fire win came despite a lacklustre fielding effort in which they dropped seven catches and missed as many run out opportunities as ACT lost late wickets to finish at 9-215. Ex-Australian player Kris Britt top scored for the home side with 67 off 78 balls after ACT had won the toss, with Kirsten Pike (2-28 off 10 overs), Jess Jonassen (0-22 off 10) and Delissa Kimmince (0-15 off 5) the pick of the bowlers). Mel Bulow (22 off 28) was the only other Fire batter to offer any sort of lasting resistence as the Queenslanders ensured they could not finish outside the top four and gave themselves a chance of snatching second spot with a win over Tasmania early in the New Year in their final qualifying match.

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Rd 6 - Queensland v Tasmanian Roar
Sunday, 6 January, 2013

Won by 6 wickets (BP)

Qld 4-190 (37.3) d Tas 189 (47.2)

Qld 5
Tas 0

Snapshot: The Konica Minolta Queensland Fire secured second spot on the WNCL one-day competition with a six-wicket win over the Tasmanian Roar in Hobart. The Fire victory saw them leap-frog Victoria to secure the team's highest finish since 2005-06 - the last time Queensland made the women's one-day finals. Their fourth bonus point win of the season was built on a solid team bowling effort after the Roar had won the toss and chosen first use of a good Blundstone Arena pitch. They Tasmanians were bowled out 189 in 47.2 overs as experienced Queensland seamers Jude Coleman (4-25 from 8.2 overs) and Kirsten (2-31 from 10 overs) Pike dominated with the ball. A highlight of the innings was Pike's superb caught and bowled to remove the dangerous Eri Burns (50), who top-scored for the Roar. The Fire run chase was underpinned by another classy half century from Beth Mooney, who top-scored with 58 from 72 balls, with five fours), as the visitors reached 4-190 to win with 12.3 overs to spare. Mooney and Melissa Bulow (45 from 60 balls) put on 84 for the first wicket before the visitors enjoyed telliing contributions from captain Jodie Fields (26), Kirby Short (20no) and Delissa Kimmince (20).

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Semi-Final - Queensland Fire v Victorian Spirit
Friday, 11 January, 2013
Blacktown (Sydney)

Won by 7 wickets

Fire 3-210 (36.4) d Vic 209 (48)

Snapshot: The Konica Minolta Queensland Fire qualified for their first WNCL grand final in seven years when they cruised to a seven-wicket semi-final win over the Victorian Spirit at Blacktown in Sydney. It was a team performance to match the big occasion, with the top-order trio of Mel Below, Beth Mooney and captain Jodie Fields showing the way with the bat after a superb bowling effort led by Jude Coleman and Jemma Barsby.  Curiously, the Fire started underdogs against the Spirit despite having beaten the Spirit by nine wickets a month earlier in the regular season, when they finished second on the WNCL ladder on 19 points, behind NSW Breakers (24.5) and ahead of Victoria (16) and WA Fury (16). But the Queensland girls had the upper hand for most of the day despite the absence of injured Australian all-rounder Jess Jonassen. Victoria, choosing to bat first after winning the toss, raced to 0-31 off five overs as Meg Lanning (21 off 21, three fours) took to the Fire bowlers, but they crashed to 3-38 off 10 and 4-47 off 13. The collapse began when Australian big gun Meg Lanning chipped Coleman straight to mid-on, Holly Ferling's pace beat Ellyse Villani and trapped her in front, Emma Inglis was run out by a direct hit by Mooney, and Jess Cameron was bowled by Kirsten Pike. They'd lost 4-14 before captain Kelly Applebee (71 off 97, seven fours) and Sarah Elliott (67 off 81, six fours) added 121 for the fifth wicket to bring the Spirit back into it. But quickly it turned again when Barsby removed the key pair. First, Elliott chipped one straight into the hands of Delissa Kimmince and three overs later Applebee lobbed one to Mel Bulow at long off. The Spirit lost 6-41 at the death to be all about for 209 off 48 overs. Barsby finished with 3-43 off 10 overs, while Coleman returned 3-25 from nine overs and Holly Furling 2-41 from 10. Kirsten Pike returned 1-34 from 10 after a critical first spell of 1-8 from five which put the brakes on the Spirit's early assault. Bulow (64 off 71, seven fours) and Mooney (64 run out off 84 balls, seven fours) ensured the Fire innings got off to an excellent start, putting on 128 for the first wicket. Fields (51no off 45, eight fours) ensured there was no drop-off in momentum and with some help from Kirby Short (15 off 17) and Delissa Kimmince (8no off 5) ensure the Queenslanders reached their target with 13.2 overs to spare. In the corresponding semi-final, NSW, beaten in the last qualifying round by Victoria in their first loss in three years in 50-over cricket, rebounded to score a 110-run win over WA. They made a whopping 5-331 against the Fury, with international Alex Blackwell making 135 not out off 110 balls. The grand final against seven-in-a-row champions NSW would be the Fire's first since 2005-06, when Fields (then Purves), Bulow, Short, Pike and Player of the Final Coleman were part of a side beaten 2-1 by NSW in a nailing biting three-match series.

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Grand Final - Queensland Fire v New South Wales Breakers
Sunday, 13 January, 2013

Lost by 15 runs (D/L)

NSW 4-135 (27) d Qld 7-232 (50)

Snapshot: This was pure heartbreak for the Konica Minolta Queensland Fire, and in particular captain and century-maker Jodie Fields. With their first WNCL title within grasp the Fire were beaten by a freak injury and the Sydney weather as they went down by six wickets to the NSW Breakers under the Duckworth/Lewis system. Defending a very defendable total of 7-232 after Fields had made a magnificent 102 not out, the Fire had the Breakers at 4-135 off 27 overs in reply when the rain came. In reality it was line ball despite the Fire having lost experienced fast bowler Kirsten Pike to a fielding mishap in the fourth over of the NSW innings, but the Breakers were 15 runs ahead of the D/L target. That's all that mattered. While the record books will show only that the Breakers had won their eighth WNCL title in a row and their 15th overall, it won't properly reflect the pure class of Fields or the overall performance of her side on the biggest day of the WNCL season. The Fire were sent in by the Breakers on a wicket which offered a little assistance and were 1-12 in the fourth over when the in-form Beth Mooney (10 off 9) fell to a juggling catch by Sarah Coyte at point off Sharon Milanta after she'd taken Milanta for a four and a six in the same over.  Mel Bulow and Fields consolidated the Fire innings when they added 46 for the second wicket before Bulow missed a full, straight one from Coyte and was trapped LBW for 19 off 45 (two fours). Kirby Short (7 off 16) was brilliantly caught and bowled by Angela Reakes to a low full toss and at 3-68 in the 17th over NSW were on top. Delissa Kimmince (16 off 39) joined the defiant Fields in adding 42 for the fourth wicket but when Kimmince and Fran Whittaker (0) fell in the 28th over it was 5-113. Again the Fire hit back as Jude Coleman (24 off 34, three fours) and Fields added 55 for the sixth wicket before Coleman was run out. Jenna Barsby (27 off 29, three fours) shared a 62-run stand the biggest of the innings for the seventh wicket. Fields, who hit Coyte to mid-on in the 48th over to reach her century, finished 102no off 122 balls, with 11 fours. It was a magnificent knock, and at the change of innings it was 'game on'. NSW took five, six and nine from the first three overs bowled by Coleman and Holly Ferling. The Queensland girls would have been disappointed not to have broken through early, but not nearly as disappointed as they were when they lost Pike on the fifth ball of the fourth over after Rachael Haynes had flicked Ferling off her pads. In a desperate effort to stop the ball just inside the rope Pike injured her shoulder and took no further part in the game. There was a quick consolation for the Fire when, in the next over from Coleman, Leah Poulton lofted an easy catch to Short at mid-on. It was 1-25. After 12 overs it was 1-68 before Kimmince replaced the effective Coleman after what was to be her last six-over spell had reaped 1-23. She struck immediately, grabbing a sharp caught and bowled to remove Haynes (36 off 33, six fours). In her next over Kimmince sent back Lisa Sthalekar after she skied one to 'keeper Fields and after 15 overs it was 3-75. Jenna Barsby joined the attack in the 24th over and after she lured Alyssa Healy (22 off 32) out of her crease 'keeper Fields did the rest to make it 4-119 off 24. The game still hung in the balance, even after NSW took 16 off the next three overs, but the rain had the final say. Alex Blackwell finished 42no off 63 balls, with three fours, in a decisive hand. Kimmince (2-16 off five overs) and Coleman, who announced her retirement several days later, were the pick of the Fire attack, which desperately missed the experienced Pike.

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