Chloe Piparo and Emma King picked up where they left off with strong performances in their first WNCL match since September.
While Western Australia went down by 117 runs at CitiPower Centre in St Kilda, there was still plenty to like as they look to bounce back against a star-studded Victorian side on Thursday.
King was the key destroyer with the ball, taking 3-46 as the Victorians posted 7-259 from their 50 overs after captain Piparo won the toss and sent the hosts in.
King was introduced into the attack in the 18th over, with the West Australian women struggling to break the Victorian opening partnership.
King got the breakthrough in the first ball of just her second over, removing Sophie Molineux caught at point just short of her half century.
Soon after, King bowled superstar Australian skipper Meg Lanning for just 12.
Nicole Bolton then got rid of the dangerous Ellyse Perry, caught at third man by Piparo, for 24.
King celebrated her third scalp when she had Nicole Faltum (3) stumped by wicketkeeper Megan Banting.
A superb direct hit from Bolton ended Annabelle Sutherland’s knock at 43 in the final over.
Piparo and Bolton headed out together for the run chase, but unfortunately Bolton’s stay was shorter than she would have liked.
The star left-hander was caught behind for four in the fourth over off the bowling of Annabel Sutherland.
Piparo dug in as wickets fell around her, moving to 60 from just 75 balls before she was bowled by Molineux.
King launched a rearguard action towards the end of the innings, managing 10 runs before she was caught off the bowling of Georgia Wareham.
Piparo top-scored as the visitors were dismissed for 142 in the 41st over.