Hampshire win Girls U15 County Cup
Posted by Graham Hurst on 09/11/2017 11:50
Semi final 1 - Essex v Yorkshire
Essex won the toss, decided to bat, but were quickly under pressure from Yorkshire’s opening bowlers and regularly lost wickets, Amy Jobling 3-12 and Fenella Hibbert 3-6 did most of the damage but backed up well by good fielding and catching. Poppy Binnell scored 16 in a last wicket stand of 24 to make total of 85 a/o. In reply Yorkshire were never in trouble, 90/2, with Leah Dobson scoring 39 and Beth Chambers taking both wickets to fall finishing with 2-32.
Semi final 2 - Staffordshire v Hampshire
Staffordshire won the toss, decided to bat and started well however they lost quick wickets with Gemma Porter taking 4-12 and were struggling at 60/5 when Grace Potts came to the crease, she made 38 and enabling a target of 127 a/o. In reply Hampshire lost both openers cheaply however an excellent partnership between Lucia Kendall 67 n.o and Amelia Marshall 43 ensured a Hampshire victory 130/3 despite Amelia being run out close to the end.
3rd / 4th place play-off - Essex v Staffordshire
Staffordshire batted first and again posted a below par total of 70 a/o with Ilenia Sims scoring 38, they struggled against tight bowling from Emma Jones 2-16, Amber Mays 2-7 and Beth Chambers 3-6
A combined team effort saw Essex through at 71/7 despite Ellie Cope taking 2-13 and Grace Potts 3-19.
Final - Hampshire v Yorkshire
Hampshire won the toss and decided to bat first, they were soon in trouble due to some tight bowling and aggressive fielding, Fran Goldthorp 2-15 and Katie Baines 2-10 leading the way. However a very composed 62 from Amelia Marshall changed the direction of the match and helped Hampshire to a score of 141/9.
Yorkshire lost early wickets in their reply with Tally O’Farrell taking 3-18 but 30 from Grace Hall kept Yorkshire in the game and made for a tense finish but they couldn’t quite keep up with the asking rate finishing on 134/9. Hampshire champions by 7 runs.