Sunday 27th July 2014
WICC U14 girls’ vs Finchampstead
A big thank you to Lucie, Poppy and Sophie from Finchampstead who helped West Ilsley play a game today without which another game would have been cancelled.
West Ilsley won the toss and elected to put Finchampstead into bat.
Hannah and Poppy opened the bowling with Hannah bowling a maiden in the first and taking 1 wicket for 1 off from her first 2 overs. Juliet & Millie continued with some excellent bowling with Juliet’s first over also being a maiden. Mae & Rosie took over with some tight bowling, followed by Sophie and Lucie and then Juliet and Hannah came back to bowl when Hannah bowled a wicket maiden. Lucie took the final over taking a wicket on the last ball. Finchampstead 125 for 5.
Rosie and Juliet opened our batting before Rosie fell to a catch in the second over. Hannah came into bat and after scoring a four was caught & bowled in the same over. Poppy followed Hannah and created a steady flow of runs with Juliet until Juliet was retired and Millie stepped up to the crease. Millie unfortunately was run out after a misunderstanding of calls and later in the same over Poppy was bowled. Sophie then took up her bat, and after hitting a boundary, was bowled in the 9th. Lucie then steadily inceased the West Ilsley Tally until Mae was bowled by Freya in her only over (a wicket maiden). Juliet then resumed her place at the crease until Lucie was caught & bowled in the 14th over leaving our highest scorer Juliet as last-man-standing with 26 no including 6 fours.
West Ilsley 97 for 7
Finchampstead win by 28 runs
Well done girls for a commendable effort and a good game played by all with true cricket spirit.
Maria & Pete
Pangbourne & Whitchurch 218 - 8 WICC 282 - 1
Another great team effort where everyone contributed to a conclusive win against Pangbourne & Whitchurch to put WICC U12 girls at the top of our tournament group.
Juliet © and Daisy scoring massively with 38 between them, Lottie and Katie with three wickets apiece and excellent fielding from Lucy and Amelia. We also played a couple of friendly matches against an older girls team from Thatcham.
We won the first game comfortably, and were thrashed in the second.
We now look forward to the BYCL finals in September.
The West Ilsley fete is on so there is no cricket this Friday
A cracking U15 contest v the mighty Finchampstead is always mouthwatering and the crowd were not dissapointed. Batting first West set 103 on a variable wicket and it looked a very good score. Main contributions from Tom Scriven, Peter Healy, Zac Leonard aand Tom Swann although all chipped in. Finch started well flying along with Predgen and Kirkwood as only Peter Healy managed stem the tide. Zac Leonard brought control with some fine off spin but the game remained in the balance. Great catches from Arty, Olly Pocock, Luke Parkes, Tom S and with the ever switched on Adam Barnes behind the stumps an exciting finish was on the cards with the advantage to Finch. Enter sam Bebbington with his intelligent offdspin who bowled West back into the game taking 4 for 13 and bowling the last over with Finch requiring 3 off the last ball. A beautifully dipped delivery foiled the advancing bat who was stumped. Great win and huge team performance.