Campbelltown-Camden Ghosts women secure minor silverware

The Campbelltown-Camden Ghosts women's first grade team.
The Campbelltown-Camden Ghosts women's first grade team.

The Campbelltown-Camden Ghosts have taken home their first prize for the 2018/19 cricket season.

The Ghosts women's first grade team secured the NSW Women's Premier Cricket Competition's minor premiership following a crucial win over Parramatta.

Last weekend's clash featured some of the state's best female cricketers as the top-of-the-table Ghosts met Parramatta at Raby Oval.

Ghosts captain Hannah Trethewy won the toss and sent her opponent into bat.

Parramatta set about its innings in a methodical manner, batting patiently early, waiting to capitalise on any loose ball.

This appeared to work as they slowly built their innings to sit comfortably at 3/120 after 35 overs.

The Ghosts pace bowlers Claire Koski, Hannah Darlington and Stephanie Ellsmore also did their job, claiming a wicket each.

Ghost spinner Yardley Polsen then destroyed Parramatta's middle order, taking 3/28 off 10 overs as Parramatta was restricted to 178 runs.

Sydney Sixers all-rounder Haylee Silver-Holmes top-scored with a classy 49 runs while Sarah Young (33) also provided resistance.

Opener Elise Noble occupied the crease for almost two hours to compile a stubborn 30 runs.

In reply, no-one could have anticipated the ruthless display that Ghosts openers Clara Iemma and Claire Koski delivered - 146 runs for the first stand.

When Iemma was bowled for a classy 58, the damage had been done.

Koski was joined in the middle by Hannah Darlington and the pair took the Ghosts to victory with eight overs to spare.

Koski finished with 86 not out, striking seven boundaries along the way.

It was another tremendous innings from the all-rounder following her century last time she appeared in a Ghosts cap. 

The Ghosts now head into a semi-final this Sunday at Raby Oval against the fourth-placed St George-Sutherland.