Crabs claw their way to win over Kats

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Members of the West Pilbara Cricket Association women's competition
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It was a top-of-the-table clash in the final round of the West Pilbara Cricket Association Women’s Cricket competition, with Pegs Creek Crabs dominating the Karratha Kats at Baynton West Oval to storm to victory.

The Crabs won the toss and elected to bat, with Jess Pitchers and Ashleigh Homes having an opening partnership of 21 before Pitchers was caught and bowled by Jodie Darvall.

The Kats were able to take regular wickets despite the runs continuing to flow with ease for the Crabs as they smashed and crashed their way towards a score over 100.

Homes backed up her 64 the previous week with 56 from just 54 delivers, including four fours to anchor the Crabs innings.

In the end, Homes’ hard-hitting took the Crabs to a daunting 6-129 from their 20 overs.

The Kats run chase got off to a bad start, with both openers dismissed in the first four overs to leave the Kats in dire straights at 2-8.

Tight bowling from the Crabs meant the Kats run chase was never able to get going, with batters struggling to score as the Kats limped home, licking their wounds 5-71 to lose by 58 runs.

Aimee Jones was the top scorer for the Kats with 18 from 31 deliveries.

Homes again was the star for the Crabs taking 1-7 off her four overs while Makinley Minchin was also a standout bowler taking 1-7 off three overs.

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