The U11 squad faced a tough fixture for their first league match of the season, playing Ealing – the only team to beat BPG in the recent Lady Taverner’s tournament.
Ealing won the toss and put BPG in to bat. BPG managed to get runs on the board with some carefully placed boundaries, but 9 wickets – including a diving, one-handed catch that left some impressive grass stains on the Ealing player’s whites – meant that BPG ended on 269.
BPG needed to bring their best bowling to the crease and it was up to Erin G and Eve A to open. Both bowled tightly and accurately, but the ball managed to sneak to the boundary a few times, giving Ealing an early advantage. In the end, it came down to wides bowled and wickets taken. With BPG only taking 2 scalps in the game (Rosie D taking a beautiful catch on the last ball of the game), Ealing won by 30 runs.
However, what we can take away from this is that we have a very promising group of girls with great potential. Many of the team had not played in a match before, but they were all up for the challenge, with some good calling and great camaraderie, and they all came off the field with smiles on their faces. Oh, and the speed with which they can hoover up brownies at the end of a game is very impressive!
Well played girls – we have another opportunity to face Ealing later in the season, so onwards and upwards!