Saturday, 12 June 2021

Rogers bludgeons century as side triumph on their Thames Valley League debut

MIA ROGERS hit 109 not out as HENLEY LADIES, playing their first ever Thames Valley League

MIA ROGERS hit 109 not out as HENLEY LADIES, playing their first ever Thames Valley League match on Sunday, defeated MAIDENHEAD AND BRAY LADIES by 35 runs on Sunday.

Batting first, Henley were off to a shaky start when openers Bronte Pye and Tori Taylor lost their wickets to some very good bowling.

Rogers and skipper Amy Bartlett then went on to stage a remarkable 29 over partnership.

For the next two hours Rogers powered her way to an impressive 109 not out which included 18 boundaries in the process.

Bartlett played a crucial role in the partnership punishing the bad balls and defending every straight ball that came her way as the duo completed the Henley innings on 247-2.



MIA ROGERS hit 109 not out as HENLEY LADIES, playing their first ever Thames Valley League match on Sunday, defeated MAIDENHEAD AND BRAY LADIES by 35 runs on Sunday.

Batting first, Henley were off to a shaky start when openers Bronte Pye and Tori Taylor lost their wickets to some very good bowling.

Rogers and skipper Amy Bartlett then went on to stage a remarkable 29 over partnership.

For the next two hours Rogers powered her way to an impressive 109 not out which included 18 boundaries in the process.

Bartlett played a crucial role in the partnership punishing the bad balls and defending every straight ball that came her way as the duo completed the Henley innings on 247-2.



In reply Henley opening bowlers Nick Lee and Rogers bowled good line and length.

Rogers was rewarded with Henley&rsquos first wicket, lbw in the sixth over and a second came for Lee in the seventh when she clean bowled the visitors&rsquo number three.

First change bowlers Taylor and Pye both bowled good deliveries with Pye taking a key wicket, clean bowled, in the 14th, breaking up what could have been a dangerous partnership.

Next change saw Lucy Day and Damaris Hayward take up the bowling offensive.

Day bowled four economical overs and Hayward&rsquos tenacious bowling was rewarded with a wicket, lbw, in the 24th. Maidenhead and Bray were behind the run rate on 138-4.

Diane Lee was rewarded with a wicket in her first over thanks to a high catch from daughter Nicola Lee.

Charanjit May bowled her debut match overs with confidence and Nicola Lee closed for Henley, clean bowling the Maidenhead and Bray opening bat for 99 as the visitors were dismissed for 212.

Henley Ladies are next in action on July 3 when they entertain Moreton at Harpsden Cricket Club.



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