Taranaki Women played Hawkes Bay at Victoria Park, Wanganui on Sunday in round 2 of the Mike Shrimpton Trophy.
Taranaki won the toss & elected to bowl first, with immediate success, having Hawkes Bay 12-3 after 5 overs. They never recovered & were bowled out for 74 in the 25th over. Some outstanding bowling by Melanie Megaw 3 wickets for 1 run, Monique Rees 3 wickets for 14 & Taila Hurley 2 wickets for 17.
Chasing 75 to win, Taranaki lost an early wicket to be 40-1 after 6 overs. They then lost 4 quick wickets before Taila Hurley 20 not out guided Taranaki to a win in the 16th over.
Taranaki Women have 2 wins from 2 games & have retained the Copelin Trophy.
Next game is against Wairarapa, to be played in Wanganui, 10th December 2017.