Wests overcame University of Queensland in the Final, winning by 60 runs, to cap off an exciting weekend of Women’s T20 finals.
With the semi-finals featuring members of the championship WBBL Brisbane Heat squad and Konica Minolta Queensland Fire team, there was action aplenty as Wests accounted for Valley and University of Queensland upset Sandgate-Redcliffe.
University claimed their spot in the decider off the back of a stunning innings from Heat batter Laura Harris. After seeing Tess Cooper hammer 85 from 52 balls as Sandgate-Redcliffe scored 6-169, Harris blazed 108 from 42 balls, including 14 fours and 6 sixes, to power Uni to 5-170 in the 17th over.
A fine all-round showing from Holly Ferling helped Wests to eclipse Valley in their semi-final. Ferling hit 26 not out from 19 balls to lift the Bulldogs to 4-143 after Heat and Fire captain Kirby Short had scored 32 and Heat and Fire allrounder Grace Harris had hit 42.
Valley were dismissed for 80 as Ferling claimed 3-16 while fellow quick Courtney Sippel took 2-13.
Wests went into the Final without the services of Grace Harris who was battling a knee complaint, but quickly stamped their authority on proceedings.
They finished with 5-142, with Josie Dooley (33) and Meagan Dixon (38 off 25 balls) producing valuable runs in spite of fine bowling from Australian allrounder Jess Jonassen (2-15 from 4 overs).
Jonassen was forced to play a lone hand in the Uni innings, with her top score of 42 proving more than half of her team's total of 82.
Dixon, who claimed player of the match honours, finished with 2-28 while left-arm spinner Ash Sims claimed 3-13 and Sippel picked up 2-10.