Ealing CC vanguard fire an early warning

Traditionally the BPG under 15s start off with a early season friendly, last year it was against a NPLCC boy’s team but yesterday (12/05/2017) it was versus arch-rivals Ealing CC. For five of the Bushy Park girls this was a first appearance this season and a few of the winter cobwebs were yet to be brushed off. Ealing U15s won this early skirmish in some style but there were still harbingers of hope in the BPG ranks.

2017_05_12_vs_Ealing_friendly_loss_50%Ealing CC won the toss and put Bushy Park Girls, captained by Ellie Lord, into bat. As the sun set over the Duke of Clarence’s former residence, Bushy House, the home team’s innings was also plunged into darkness. A devastating spell of bowling from Ealing’s top four bowlers left Bushy Park Girls reeling on 13 for 6 in only the sixth over. A serious rebuilding phase was needed and Pubudika Punchihewa was the woman for the job. She constructed two 15 run partnerships with both Emma Sloan and Paige Goodwin. With momentum behind them Punchihewa guided her young counterpart Jessamy Low in a 33 run stand that saw Bushy Park Girls reach 76 for 9. This was a perfectly timed innings from Punchihewa who despite being given LBW on the final ball of the allotted 20 overs can be very proud of the 40 runs she scored.

2017_05_12_vs_Ealing_friendly_loss_Pub_33%It was a busy time for Bushy Park Girls’ top scorer Pubudika Punchihewa as she opened the bowling alongside Ella Waldron. Both found it hard to control the ball in the early stages but Waldron returned later in the innings to claim a wicket maiden in the 15th over (3 overs, 1 maiden, 12 runs, 1 wicket). Jessamy Low put the brakes on the Ealing scoring with a maiden before Priya Chana and Abigail Avery also bowled good opening overs. With wickets need Emma Sloan (2 overs, 8 runs, 1 wicket) bowled Ealing’s most dangerous batswoman before Amelie Munday pocketed a catch behind the stumps from the bowling of Phoebe Head (2 overs, 7 runs, 1 wicket). With the game slipping out of reach Millie MacEacharn ( 2 overs, 11 runs, 1 wicket) slowed the Ealing chase with a wicket in the 16th over but it was too little too late unfortunately. Ealing CC reached their target in the 18th over (77 for 4) and took the early season bragging rites.

Congratulations to Ealing CC Under 15 Girls on a fine win. Thanks to Mark and Lance for umpiring, and to Jason and Alban for scoring.

BPG Stats are HERE

Your Vote Counts for NPL Teddington

We are very lucky here at Bushy Park Girls to have 5 local clubs who are supporting our girls cricket revolution. Two of our closest allies are NPL Teddington CC, who host our Under 11 training & matches, and Teddington CC who look after our Under 13s and 15s.

Both theses clubs are currently either trying to improve, or rebuild, their clubhouses. So if you can find a few minutes to cast a vote in NPL Teddington’s direction or visit the Teddington CC Pavilion appeal page then we would very much appreciate it here at Bushy Park Girls CC.

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Vote for NPL Teddington CC
NPL Sports Club is a multi-sports club based in the heart of Teddington, and as part of its core objectives is seeking to provide a “valuable community, social and sporting facility”.
Their immediate priority is a project is to upgrade the Pavilion infrastructure and enable its wider use by the local community as a hub for not only sporting activities, but for groups to use the facilities for fitness activities beyond the Club’s core sports; as a centre for local business people to use as a base; companies for training purposes; and for social groups including Mothers and Children, OAPs and other interest groups.

You have until 18th November 2016 to register as many votes as possible (up to 10) and give NPL Teddington the chance of securing £25,000 worth of funding.

Follow this LINK to the AVIVA community fund.

Support the Teddington CC Appeal
As many of you will be aware, TCC has spent the last year looking into the viability of building a new pavilion to replace our much loved, but now distinctly rickety, edifice. A huge amount of preparation work has been undertaken by the Pavilion Committee, in conjunction with Jim Reed, our architect. This group has also been working very closely with the Royal Parks and, with their support, will shortly be submitting a planning application for a new pavilion and a new car park (to the side of the 3rd team pitch) with our own entrance through the Clapperstile car park. A computerised animation of the new pavilion can be found HERE.