Northern Districts, a suburban women’s cricket team in Adelaide posted a gigantic total of 596/3 from their 50 overs in a SACA PC Statewide Super Women’s 1st Grade match against Port Adelaide and bundling out the opposition for a mere 25 runs. Thereby, winning the game by a massive margin of 571 runs.
Four Northern Districts players – Tegan McPharlin, Sam Betts, Tabitha Saville and Darcie Brown – scored centuries in the match with McPharlin top scoring with 136 off 80 balls. Betts and Brown remained unbeaten on 124 off 71 balls and 117 off 84 balls respectively while Saville hit a 56-ball 120.
Interestingly only 3 sixes were hit in their innings along with 64 boundaries. The opposition gave away 88 extras with 75 of them being wides.
The Port Adelaide side which fielded 10 players and out of which, only eight of them batted, could only survive 10.5 overs and managed to score only 25 runs.
However, it is not a world record. In 2007, Kandyan Ladies from Sri Lanka raked up 632/4 in their 50 overs against Pushpadana Ladies and then went on to bowl them out for just 18 runs and win the match by 614 runs.