Friendly Match at Hawridge and Cholesbury
By Julie Pickard
Chenies Girls enjoy sunny evening of cricket
Rather than miss out on the match altogether on Tuesday, Chenies Girls went along and played a 9 a side friendly with Hawridge and Cholesbury borrowing 2 of the Hawridge players in our team! Thank you to Jack and Freddie who contributed brilliantly with Jack providing us a Batting masterclass totting up 26 runs! Emily was our Captain for the evening and she did a great job in selecting batting and bowling pairs and keeping the Fielders moving round between the Overs.
Apart from Jack, our best batting scores came from Sophia D and Emily who had a partnership totalling 10 runs. Emily batted twice and added a further 5 runs including the only boundary 4 for the girls.
Our Bowling and Fielding display was excellent! There was a superb Run Out with Emily throwing in to Lily who took the bails off! There were 5 other wickets, one a piece for Emily, Sophia D, Poppy, Louisa and Lily. Every Fielder was walking in, watching the ball and showing their skill at chasing, use of long barrier and good arm back into the Wicket Keeper's gloves!
Our 'extras' are certainly improving as the season has progressed with Emily giving none away and Sophia D, Lily and Connie only a handful between them.
Special mentions must go to Sophia L who went out to bat with a tea towel under her helmet to prop it up enough so she could see what she was doing....ingenious work by someone on the sidelines!! Also to Louisa who in playing her first ever hard ball match bowled 2 Overs for 1 Run and 1 Wicket!
Shame we are missing the Bledlow Ridge match, but hopefully we'll have a strong last match vs Chalfont St Giles to finish the season and enjoy!
Well done again to the girls for great team play and spirit of cricket!