The best batting and bowling statistics from the 2017 season can be seen below. For more detailed breakdown of the season's statistics, please click on the 'Statistics' button at the top of the page.
The National Competition for U15 Girls at County level, sponsored by Royal London, is split into regionalised A & B divisions with the 4 Group A winners going forward to Finals Day on 24th & 25th August at Uppingham Town CC.
Hampshire won the A Division title in 2017 after beating Yorkshire in the final.
The NatWest T20 competition started on 30th May with 3 rounds of group matches played on a friendly rather than league basis.
Finals Day Match Reports - Uppingham Town CC
Semi – finals
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.
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