The 2023 Desert Rose Cup was a resounding success, not only in terms of cricketing action but also in promoting women's cricket across the Territory.
Darwin ladies bring Desert Rose Cup home
Taking place at Albrecht Oval, the series showcased a blend of T20 and 40-over matches, including a captivating night match under the starlit desert sky.
In the three-match series, it was Darwin who emerged victorious with a 2-1 win.
The attendance of former Australian cricketer, as part of the Australian Cricketers’ Association’s Game Development Program, Delissa Kimmince was a highlight for many players as she shared her knowledge and passion for the game.
An All Stars team was chosen following the series with a combination of Darwin and Alice Springs players selected.
2023 Desert Rose All Stars Team
Emily Johnston - Darwin
Bronte Stray – Alice Springs
Monet Hunter - Darwin
Melissa Campbell - Darwin
Emily McBride - Alice Springs
Skylah Henwood – Alice Springs
Sandy Warner – Alice Springs
Joanne Posgate - Darwin
Holly Spencer - Darwin
Elizabeth Johnson – Alice Springs
Zita Varatharajan – Darwin
Match 1 (T20)
Darwin defeated Alice Springs by 9 wickets
Alice Springs 79(18)
Match 2 (T20)
Darwin defeated Alice springs by 9 wickets
Alice Springs (20)
Match 3 (40 over)
Alice Springs defeated Darwin by 8 wickets
Alice Springs 2/111(28)