Emma Biss has taken four wickets to lead the Western Fury to a 74-run win over the South Australia Scorpions in the Women's National Cricket League.
Chasing 161 for victory, the Scorpions' innings finished at 9-86 with opening batswoman Alex Price unable to return to the middle after she retired hurt in the seventh over.
Biss ripped through South Australia's lower order, grabbing the crucial wicket of Beth Morgan (28) to halt the Scorpions' charge, before claiming three more scalps to finish the innings with magnificent figures of 4-6 off 5.5 overs.
Having won the toss, the Fury batted first and started slowly, reaching just 0-24 off the opening 10 overs.
The Scorpions broke through in the 16th over when Kiara Stockley caught Jenny Wallace off her own bowling for 17 but the loss of her opening partner seemed to inspire Nicole Bolton.
The 23-year-old hit seven of her 10 fours after the loss of Wallace, holding up one end as her Western Australian teammates went out at regular intervals.
Bolton was the last Fury player to be dismissed, bowled by Price for 83 off 118 deliveries with Carla Hunter (10 runs) the only other Western Australian, apart from Wallace, to reach double figures.
Price (4-31 off 10 overs) was the leading wicket-taker for South Australia, while Lauren Ebsary and Stockley both finished with two wickets.
The Scorpions Kate Oakenfold was out on just the third ball of her team's innings, edging Nicky Shaw to slip and South Australia were 1-0.
South Australia scored at just 1.7 runs per over in the opening 10 and were effectively two down with Price incapacitated and back in the pavilion.
The visitors rebuilt their innings and reached 4-65 but then Biss intervened, knocking over Morgan and inspiring the Fury to four wickets in as many overs that left South Australia at 8-70 at the end of the 32nd over.
Just five overs later and the game was over with Biss taking the last wicket, Megan Schutt edging the medium-pacer to Chloe Piparo at short mid-on.
First Posted 08 December, 2012 9:00PM AEST