Western Australia’s Heather Graham has taken the early lead in the WNCL Captains’ MVP, after consistent rounds one and two for the Western Fury all-rounder.
In an even first weekend, where all teams walked away with a win and a loss each, Graham emerged as the player of the round from Captain votes.
In a losing team against the Scorpions, Graham polled six votes with 2/48 and 70, while against Victoria, Chloe Piparo and Meg Lanning awarded her nine votes for her 60 (71) and 2/55.
South Australia’s Tahlia McGrath had a similarly dominant weekend, with a hundred against Victoria and an extremely tight spell against the Fury. Scorpions teammate Bridget Patterson polled full votes for her century in the same match.
For Victoria, wickets and runs saw Sophie Molineux in the votes across both games, while Elyse Villani marked Victorian return with a big hundred against South Australia.
Corinne Hall’s match winning 86 (98) earnt her full votes against the ACT.
The Captains MVP award was introduced last year to recognise the most valuable player according to the WNCL captains, and is voted by a 5-4-3-2-1 system after each game.
Captains can vote for players from either team, but not themselves or the opposition captain.
The next WNCL round is begins on the 9th of November, with the absence of Australian players due to the World Cup adding to the intrigue of an even season.
New South Wales tops the WNCL table on six points, followed by Victoria on five and the rest of the teams on four points.