One of Australian cricket's brightest young talents has put the WNCL on notice.
Rising ACT Meteors star Maddie Penna has posted the first century of her top class career to guide her team to a comprehensive win behind enemy lines.
Penna's maiden WNCL century propelled the Meteors to a 64-run win over Western Australia at the WACA Ground on Friday.
The 20-year-old rising star scored an unbeaten 118 from 100 deliveries to steer the Meteors to 6-275, with the hosts folding for 211 in reply.
Penna, who brought up the milestone after 89 balls, was forced to undergo a concussion test after she was struck on the helmet with just 18 runs to her name.
But the young gun did not let the moment rattle her as she dispatched the Western Australian bowling attack to all parts in a knock boasting 17 boundaries and one six.
Chloe Piparo played a lone hand in Western Australia's reply, posting 74 at the top of the order with Erin Osbornes 3-32 from 10 overs making her the pick of the ACT attack.
The Meteors have risen to fifth on the ladder and now set their sights on a clash with South Australia on March 21 to close out their campaign.
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