Chenies U13 Girls Away to Ley Hill
By Julie Pickard
Win for Chenies U13 Girls in first match of the season!
A great start to the season for the U13 Girls as they won away to Ley Hill.
Unfortunately due to a late injury to Louisa, we started a player down, but undeterred Captain Emily organised the girls into their batting pairs with Poppy elected to bat twice.
Poppy and Caitlin were our openers and with Caitlin hitting a superb Boundary 4 off the first ball we knew we were in for an exciting match! Both girls lost a wicket, however battled away keeping the score positive handing over to Roisin and Emma at 206 Runs. Roisin knocked up an excellent 12 Runs with 2 more boundaries and her partnership with Emma took the score up to 241. Darcey and Leher came out next and faced some great Bowling that meant each both lost a wicket. In spite of this they notched up a few more runs topping up the total to 250. Madi and Poppy returned to the crease and faced the tightest spell of Bowling. Ley Hill took 2 more wickets and only gave away 4 Extras so the score dipped to 246. Emily and Sophia strode out ready for whatever the last Bowlers had to offer with Emily hitting her first two balls for boundaries! She went on to score 16 but lost two wickets to excellent Bowling from Teddy in the Ley Hill Team. Sophia also knocked 2 boundaries and got a total of 14 Runs but also lost a wicket to an excellent catch in the field. The total then was a commendable 265, quite a target for the Ley Hill team.
So we needed a steady and tight Bowling and fielding performance to ensure a win! Emily took control of the field and shook up the Bowling order as she likes to do! Every Bowler was neat and tidy only giving 22 Extras which included an unfortunate 6 No Ball... (backing up Girls!!) as opposed to the 51 from Ley Hill. We took 11 wickets in total which included a catch from Sophia and Run Outs for Emily and Caitlin. Caitlin was top wicket taker with 3 clean Bowled.
The girls kept Ley Hill score tight with it ending the Batting pairs at 200, 213, 217 and 232. The last pair, Nathan and Teddy had everything to play for! Teddy scored a tremendous 24 Runs with Nathan chipping in 11. Only Emma managed to get a wicket in this last Batting pair! But when Nathan faced the final ball of the match he needed a 6 to win! Emily held her nerve a delivered another great delivery, well fielded for a single!
Result 261 with 11 Wickets for Ley Hill and 265 for 9 Wickets for Chenies so Win for Chenies U13 Girls!