The Queensland Under-18 women's team has quickly put aside a first-up loss in the national championships in Canberra to notch a pair of victories.

After the first match was washed out, Queensland lost to a CA XI containing four Queenslanders.

However they made made amends for their loss yesterday by defeating South Australia and Western Australia and have kept themselves on the top half of the ladder.


Three wickets to leg-spinner Lily Awyzio and two to Ruth Johnston helped contain South Australia to 9-101 in their Round 3 clash, with Katie Rowe top-scoring with 20.


Queensland were cruising in reply, reaching 2-78 before suffering a middle-order collapse in which they lost 6-20. They managed to hold on however, reaching the target with two balls and two wickets to spare.


It was a different story in Queensland’s Round 4 clash with Western Australia which were bowled out for just 41, as Renee Irvine (2-12), Maggie Murphy (2-5) and Neve Lynch (3-6) tore through their batting line-up.


It then took just 9.1 overs for Queensland to chase down the total and announce themselves as one of the teams to beat.