HENLEY GIRLS U15s remain top of Berkshire Youth League after defeating WARGRAVE U15s at Shiplake College
HENLEY GIRLS U15s remain top of Berkshire Youth League after defeating WARGRAVE U15s at Shiplake College on Wednesday of last week.
Captain Bronte Pye won the toss and invited Wargrave to bat. Opening bowlers Maddie Brown and Ana Cauchi kept the visitors restricted and were both rewarded with wickets, clean bowled in their second overs.
First change bowler Pye kept up the good work taking a third wicket, clean bowled from her first ball. Lottie Gudge bowled with great line and length and was rewarded with a wicket, clean bowled, in her second over. A further wicket fell to a Brown, run out, while Harriet Booth completed the Henley bowling with some tight deliveries leaving Wargrave on 61-5.
Henley’s reply was punctuated by a series of boundaries from Mia Thompson and Brown. A miscommunication between the pair in the seventh over led to Brown being run out three runs before she would have retired.
Henley were nine runs away from a victory and with Pye joining Thompson at the crease, some solid batting from both girls saw them over the line by the ninth over.
• The fourth and penultimate girls’ U12 Berkshire Youth League Festival took place at Kidmore End on Sunday with six teams from the Group A division taking part. Teams from Pangbourne and Whitchurch, Wargrave, two teams from Henley and two from Kidmore End all played three games of softball cricket each with nearly 40 girls enjoying the experience. The Henley Lionesses remained unbeaten and currently sit at the top of the Group A table. The final festival takes place at Henley on July 17 with teams battling it out for places in either the Gold Cup or Silver Cup finals to be held at Maidenhead and Bray on September 4.