Heavy rain which swept across Sydney handed the Lend Lease Breakers their eighth consecutive WNCL title. It was tough for the Queensland Fire players who had managed to accumulate 232 for 7 from their 50 overs, thanks in the main to a magnificent 102 not out from their captain Jodie Fields, and had reduced their opponents to 135 for 4 after 27 overs. Only the seemingly immovable object that is Alex Blackwell (42 no) seemed to lie between them and a possible first title.
But 135 was 15 runs ahead of the D/L calculated score, so when the rains came the Breakers took the trophy.
It was a cruel way for the Fire's season to end and it emphasised again the importance of batting second in possibly rain-restricted matches. With the D/L calculations always to hand the side batting second know what they have to do at all times to stay in a winning position.
Next weekend the Western Fury will try and prevent the Breakers doing the double as they take them on in the T20 final, which will be played before the Big Bash Men's T20 final.
scorecard - http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/578855.html