The opening match of the summer season against Wembley CC saw the Under 13 Bushy Park Girls’ secure a good win yesterday (30/04/2017). The start of a new season gives us the opportunity to see how our players have developed over the winter and it seems they have grown in stature and confidence in that time. Players like Ruby Wilkinson, Simrat Khaira, Kate Middleton, Evie Davies, Emily Bryce and Edie Proud are now the leading lights of the under 13 squad. It was also a chance to see two new players Lizzie Eakins, who has come up from the under 11s and Kerrie-Ann Dcunha (Captain/Wicketkeeper) who is new to the club.
Bushy Park Girls batted first with Dcunha (16* runs) and Middleton (19* runs) opening on the Teddington CC astro pitch. Both were untroubled in a partnership that safely saw BPG to 62 in their first 10 overs. After each was retired it was left to Edie Proud (12*) and Bryce to push forward. The innings was dramatically brought to a close by Wilkinson and Eakins who both hit fours in a eye catching final fling. Bushy Park Girls finished on 125 for 1 after 20 overs.
Wembley started their batting innings and were immediately put under pressure, Lizzie Eakins produced a tight and probing spell that yielded just 1 run in 3 overs (2 maidens). Simrat Khaira backed her up with a maiden of her own and with a miserly opening over from Evie Davies the opposition found it hard to get out of the blocks. This created the pressure for the impressive Edie Proud to swoop in for her first wicket of the season. With both Bryce and Davies running-out Wembley batters (off the bowling of Middleton) the lid was firmly kept on the West Londoners reply. Wembley played out their allotted 20 overs and finished on 64 for 3.
Congratulations to all the girls on a fabulous first win of the season. Thank you to Sandeep Khaira for managing the side and Phil Davies for scoring. We wish Wembley all the best in the season ahead.
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