WA captain Chloe Piparo says the batters will need to stand up again when they take on South Australia in their next WNCL clash on Tuesday.
The Western Australian women will play their first 50-over match of the season at the WACA Ground on Tuesday after managing three wins from four games on the road.
WA split results with a star-studded Victorian outfit in Melbourne last week, losing the first match on the Tuesday and then bouncing back for a huge victory on the Thursday.
“It was a really good win,” Piparo told SportFM.
“A pretty disappointing performance on the Tuesday and for us to turn it around it and perform really well and beat a really strong outfit on Thursday, was really good for us.”
Piparo has been in strong form, passing 50 already twice in just four games and averaging 41 opening the batting alongside Nicole Bolton, who started the season with back-to-back player of the match performances.
“I feel really good at the moment, have done pretty much all year,” Piparo said. “I don’t think there’s too much technically wrong, it’s more just application and getting through after you get a start. It’s disappointing to get out but I think we set the innings up really well at the start there.”
Spinner Emma King has also returned to the WNCL in impressive fashion with six wickets across the past two matches to take her season tally to 10 wickets.
Piparo said the South Australian Scorpions would be a tough opponent, despite going winless through the first four matches.
“I don’t think they’ve won a game yet but obviously two winnable games for us,” Piparo said. “We dropped a game to them last year as well. They’ve got some great players.
“It will be a test. Again the batters will have to stand up.
“Hopefully leading into the back end of the tournament we’re sitting in a really good position.”