Royal London Girls U15 County Cup Final Report 2018
Posted by Graham Hurst on 31/08/2018 09:35
Staffordshire won the boss and elected to bowl in the first semi-final but Sussex scored an impressive 222/9 in their 40 overs, Frankie Angel scored 33, Freya Kemp 29 in a solid team performance. Staffordshire struggled in their reply with Georgia Norman following up her 2/28 with a score of 38 but this was all in vain as Staffordshire were all out for 129 with Hollie Young taking 2/11.
In the second semi-final Hampshire won the toss and batted, splendid batting from Lucia Marshall, 83 and Amelia Marshall, 52, enabled a total of 221/6. Yorkshire captain Francesca Goldthorp led from the front with 63 and a great innings of 89 from Ophelia Watson ensured a Yorkshire win.
In the 3rd and 4th place play-off Hampshire scored 197 a/o with Abi Green scoring 31, captain Gemma Porter scored 61 and then followed this up with 5/27 in Staffordshire’s reply, Alex Avoth chipped in with 2/16 as Staffordshire folded to 115 a/o. Ellie Davies bowled well for Staffordshire with 3/41 and Lucy Shenton 3/22.
In the final Yorkshire scored 211/9 with Grace Hall contributing 37 and Katie Baines 64, Sussex captain Ella McCaughan taking 2/30. Sussex’s hopes were high after their previous day’s batting performance however they lost early wickets with captain Goldthorp taking 3/31 and Katie Hay 3/20, Sussex were never able to threaten Yorkshire’s total and were bowled out for 108. Yorkshire crowned as champions with a good all round performance over the 2 days.