Maisy Gibson will long savour her outing against Victoria at the Blacktown International Sports Park this weekend, as she chalked up a career-best haul of 4-28 to guide the NSW Breakers to a win over Victoria.
Gibson, who was also named Player of the Match in the all-important 71-run victory on Sunday, said backing herself even after things looked down was important, and pointed to her teammates as a driving factor in her recovery after bowling an early no-ball in Blacktown.
“It’s really important having the girls around me, and confidence is definitely key,” Gibson said. “It was amazing really to come back after the loss to Western Australia (on Friday).”
“That loss hit us pretty heavy, so it was important to answer back. We’ve been training really hard but it just didn’t come off for us [on Friday] so it was good to get the rewards on Sunday.”
What a delivery! 😲
Take a bow @maisy_gibson!
— NSW Breakers (@NSWBreakers) November 11, 2018
The Breakers beat Victoria by 71 runs, bowling the visitors out for 119 in reply to 8/190 after Victoria won the toss and elected to bowl.
It was a must win game for the Breakers after losing to Western Australia on Friday.
The Breakers now have two wins and three bonus points from four matches and sit in third place on the ladder, just one point behind the ACT Meteors and two points behind Tasmania with the best run rate in the competition.
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The state victory crowns recent good news for Gibson, which came in the form of re-signing of a one year contract with Sydney Thunder ahead of the 2018/19 Rebel Women’s Big Bash League this season.
The Breakers remaining two matches are against South Australia and the ACT in early February following the Women’s Big Bash League.