Victory for Chenies Girls!
By Julie Pickard
Magnificent 7 score Amazing 339 Runs!
Unfortunately, the day before the match 3 players had to drop out, so with no one else able to play we went in with the magnificent 7! Captain Caitlin won the toss and put CSG into bat on a beautiful summer's day.
Sophia and Caitlin opened the bowling and kept it tight. Caitlin took her first wicket in her first over. Emily and Poppy then took over. Everyone bowling nice length and line with the fielders in a spectular mood. Several attempted runs were thwarted by great stops and accurate throws at the stumps. Both Sophia and Amelia had direct throw run outs!
The match turned for us in the 10th over when Amelia took two wickets, this was then followed by younger sister Louisa taking a wicket in the next over, followed by two wickets for Emily. Really good accurate bowling. The final few overs gave a few more wickets and the home side were restricted to 224 on a very quick outfield. A great performance by the girls.
Lily was wicket keeper and was very tidy behind the stumps. She then swapped with Emily and bowled with great pace.
After a much needed break we started our innings. Lily, Sophia and Amelia had been chosen to bat twice. All 5 pairings batted really well with only 4 wickets falling in 20 overs. At the half way mark we had 244, so just ahead. Amelia and then Emily pressed the accelerator. Amelia scored 34 and Emily 21, backed up well by the other girls, including Poppy who scored her first run and Sophia who got 11. They ran extremely well between the wickets, which isn't easy when its so hot. To pass 300 was amazing but we kept going and finally finished on 339.
Amelia finished with 3 wickets and Caitlin/Louisa & Emily had two each.
Such a great performance in such hot weather (unseasonable!) weather. Well done girls that's 3 wins in 7 matches for your first season. Promotion next year at this rate!!