Rain puts paid to Stars-Thunder WBBL clash

Sydney Thunder batter Phoebe Litchfield scored a classy half-century but rain forced the abandonment of the WBBL game against the winless Melbourne Stars at the WACA in Perth.

Litchfield (50 off 34 balls) and 파라오카지노 본사 England captain Amy Jones.(44 off 46) put on exactly 100 before rain halted play for a second and final time on Sunday.

Thunder were 1-102 off 13.4 overs when the game was called off.

The abandonment gave the Stars their first point of the season but they remain bottom of the table, white Thunder are outright fifth.

Litchfield, who almost doubled her previous highest score of the season, played shots all around the ground, striking seven fours and a six.

Jones proved the perfect foil, finding the boundary five times as she also complied her biggest score of the current WBBL campaign.

They added 101 after Jones’s compatriot Tammy Beaumont was run out off the second legitimate delivery of the innings.

Beaumont, who topscored with 77 in Thunder’s first win of the season against previously unbeaten Perth on Saturday, was run out by a direct hit from cover from Tess Flintoff.

Jones and Litchfield scored freely until the first rain break but only a few more balls were bowled before the players were again forced off the field.

The Thunder’s next game will be against the Heat in Brisbane on Tuesday, while the Stars face local rivals the Renegades in Melbourne in Ballarat on Saturday.