After a night of General Election ups and downs it was Bushy Park Girls who ended yesterday (09/06/2017) as the obvious strong and stable team to lead us into the coming months. Playing at home (Teddington CC) they entertained Ealing CC in a top of the table clash that saw Bushy Park Girls come out as comfortable winners in an enjoyable match.
Bushy Park Girls won the toss and chose to field. Jess Low opened the bowling with a maiden but it wasn’t long before the Ealing CC (and Middlesex CC) opener tore into the BPG attack. With a bold opening gambit the visitors had amassed 37 runs before the first wicket fell to BPG captain Abigail Avery (3 overs, 16 runs, 1 wicket). Emily Bryce who kept wicket exceptionally well for the home team engineered an intelligent stumping from the bowling of Emma Bridge (3 overs, 11 runs, 1 wicket) in the 8th over. Imogen Higgins (4 overs, 1 maiden, 12 runs, 1 wicket) knocked back the Ealing advance with a wicket in the following over and thereafter the opposition found it hard to score runs. This was largely because of the quality of the bowling from Simrat Khaira, Lizzie Eakins, Emma Nunn and Kate Middleton. Once again Khaira caught the eye with a miserly 2 overs for 2 runs.
Bushy Park Girls’ reply was a largely untroubled affair, with openers Abigail Avery and Imogen Higgins eager to form a stable coalition. It was a fruitful partnership that only ended when Avery retired on 31 (Not Out). Emma Bridge was duly elected as her replacement and lasted until BPG were on 87 runs, just short of their target of 94. Emily Bryce sparked into action, hitting the winning runs with a magnificent four. Higgins carried her bat throughout the Bushy Park Girls batting innings, finishing on 20 (Not Out). A good win from Bushy Park Girls within 14 overs, and good marker for the rest of the campaign in MCA Girls U13 League. Well done to the 9 girls who played for Bushy Park Girls, and get well soon to those who couldn’t be there.
Thank you to Ealing for a very enjoyable match in the Bushy Park sunshine. Thanks to Alban and Bruce for umpiring, and to Jim and Cormac for scoring. The next match in the Girls League will be a month away against Richmond (AWAY) on the 7th July 2017.
Full BPG Stats HERE