Parramatta women's cricket club see huge partnership and massive first round win in Sydney Women’s Cricket second grade competition

Stunning debut: Former Castle Hill RSL cricketer Hayley Silver-Holmes had a women's cricket debut to remember for Parramatta, scoring 106 not out with the bat and then taking 2-15 with the ball. Picture: Andrew McMurtry

Stunning debut: Former Castle Hill RSL cricketer Hayley Silver-Holmes had a women's cricket debut to remember for Parramatta, scoring 106 not out with the bat and then taking 2-15 with the ball. Picture: Andrew McMurtry

Parramatta has started the Sydney Women’s Cricket second grade season in a perfect fashion with a 239-run win over Bankstown Sports to open the season.

After an early dismissal, Kelsey Miller (237 not out) and debutant Hayley Silver-Holmes (106 not out) combined for an unbroken 350-run stand.

It was a huge performance by Hayley, who also starred with the ball to take 2-15 from five overs.

“It was really good, I just came out confident and it was a great partnership with Kelsey,” she said.

“She kept sticking by me and talked me through so it was awesome.”

The 14 year old has had a huge start to the season and was recently selected in the academy of the Sydney Thunder in the Women’s Big Bash League.

She was also named captain of the NSW Metro side for the under-15s National Championships in January.

Miller’s double century came from from 174 balls and the innings included 33 fours and three sixes. 

Hayley Silver-Holmes and Kelsey Miller after their 350-run partnership.

Hayley Silver-Holmes and Kelsey Miller after their 350-run partnership.

She said it was good to be able to help her younger partner through the innings.

“I like this team – last time we played them I got 200 as well,” Miller said. “It’s good to do it with Hayley as well and be able to coach her through her innings in here first game in second grade.”

Parramatta bowled Bankstown Sports out for 136 in the 37th over with captain Melissa Halton taking 3-6.

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