U9As v Town Close
This was the second match of the season for our U9 girls and Captain Evie won the toss and elected to field first. With bad weather forecast, and a reduced over game, the match got underway quickly with every girl demonstrating an improvement in their bowling deliveries despite the rain making it quite difficult all round. Unperturbed, the girls carried on regardless, and with some consistent bowling from Angelica at the end and a wicket from Bella from a great throw to the stumps, left us with 256 runs to chase.
The weather conditions deteriorated, and the girls found it difficult to grip the bat, however they showed some good batting in places and excellent communication between each other when going for the runs. Unfortunately, it was not to be their day as they lost 4 wickets taking them to a final score of 236. Every girl bowled and batted and did so with a smile on their face despite the miserable weather. Well done girls.
Team: Bella B, Ella A, Sofia H, Amelia R, Danielle W, Sophie M, Evie B.S, Angelica H
U8s v Town Close
Our youngest girls had their second game of cricket this week in the rain… a rematch against Town Close! All of the matches were reduced overs due to the conditions but all of the girls had a bat and a bowl and did so with a smile on their faces.
The U8 ‘Burgers’, captained by Amelia S, fielded first and the girls put into practice their improved bowling, Liza being the most consistent and wickets for Lily, Liza, Esme and Georgina, including 2 run outs! We limited our opposition to 228 runs. Next we went into bat and Liza and India got us off to a good start, followed by some good singles from Isabel W to leave us with a winning total of 246. Well done girls, we are getting better every week!
Team: Liza D, India G, Georgina S, Esme G, Amelia S, Lily I, Isabel W
The girls started by batting first and were looking to try and get some runs. The girls have been practising backing up when they are not facing the bowler. And it meant that we were able to get some runs from balls that we weren’t able to hit, with some encouragement to run! They managed to up the tally to a respectable 235 after only 6 overs.
Due to the horrible weather we decided to swap over so both teams got a bat and Town Close took their turn looking to score 235. The girls’ bowling was much improved on the last game. The speed and accuracy of the bowling was noticeably better. The fielding from around the pitch was much sharper too. Leah especially was running in to pick balls up quickly, as was Lucy and both looking to throw to the stumps. It was a great effort from the girls on what really wasn’t a nice afternoon for cricket and they actually finished on a dead on draw 235 runs each.
Team: Lucy S, Isabelle S, Imogen C, Venna M, Syna S, Leah C.