A batting masterclass from the Pegs Creeks Crabs led the side to victory over Dampier Taverners by 115 runs to advance to the West Pilbara Cricket Association women’s T20 grand final. Batting first at Baynton West Oval on March 15, Crabs got off to a flyer with Jessica Creighton and Bronwyn Thomson powering the side to a quickfire 2-89 when Thomson departed for 19. Creighton continued to hit boundaries at will before retiring on 73 runs from 40 deliveries. The Crabs’ batters continued to punish Dampier’s bowlers, with Jessica Jones (29), Cerys English (33 not out) and Amy Rushton (14 not out) all contributing valuable runs. In the end, Crabs finished on an imposing 3-206. Dampier’s run chase got off to a slow start with English and Jones dismissing both openers to leave the side staggering at 2-24. The bowling side continued to make runs hard to come by, with Dampier finishing on 5-88 after their 20 overs. Kiara Ganzer was the top scorer for Dampier with a run a ball 33, while Creighton snared two wickets for Crabs. The victory powered Crabs straight through to the grand final on March 26. In the other semi-final Karratha Falcons stunned Karratha Kats by 32 runs in a gruelling game. Falcons batted first and ground their way to 6-110 with Emily Martin top scoring on 36 while Kats’ Elisha Baartz was the pick of the bowlers with two wickets. In reply, a clinical bowling display from Ava Fountain, Lillian Balinksi and Lauren Fleury ripped apart the Kats top order, with the side falling to 4-43. Despite a fighting innings from Peta Frost (25), Kats were unable to recover with Falcons restricting the side to 7-78 to claim the 32-run victory. The win means Falcons will face off against Dampier in the preliminary final on March 22.