Bendigo Cricket Club celebrated its first women's cricket premiership on Sunday.
The Bendigo Goers denied Kangaroo Flat a second-straight BDCA women's premiership in thrilling style at Crusoe College.
After setting the Roos a target of 147 off 20 overs, the Goers bowlers dug deep in the latter overs to dismiss the reigning premiers for 137.
After losing three early wickets, Ash McLeod's unbeaten 36 and Shasta Maher's 26 had put the Roos on track for victory at 4-112 after 14 overs.
However, Maher's dismissal gave the Goers a spark and the Roos lost their way late in the innings.
Kangaroo Flat was held to nine runs of the next three overs, leaving an equation of 26 runs off the final 18 balls.
From 5-121 the Roos lost 5-16, with four of the final five wickets coming from run outs.
One of those run outs was the crucial wicket of Lani Burns (21).
Emma Windridge (2-23) and Shanaye Alexander (2-23) were best with the ball for the Goers.
Earlier in the day, Goers' skipper Ren Doyle blasted 37 off just 23 balls to set up her side's big total.
Fellow top-order players Hannah Graham (28), Windridge (26 off 17 balls) and Kylie Ross (25 not out off 21 balls) all did their job with the bat for the Goers.
McLeod (1-23) and Nicole McLean (1-16) were the successful bowlers for the Roos.
The success of season one and two of women's cricket means the BDCA could look at an expanded competition in 2020-21.
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