Sports Report - Girls U15 Indoor Cricket
Tonight the U15 girls indoor cricket team hosted the first round of the county indoor cricket tournament.
Due to two pull outs it was left to Taunton Academy and ourselves to play and fight for top position in the group progressing to the next round (to play second seeds in the next round).
Taunton batted first and struggled to get the ball away as Morgan Edwards bowled a wicket maiden to start. Ferne Hill took a wicket in her over and Jazz Forsey took two wickets to close the innings on 20 from 6 overs.
In reply Chilton mixed the order up when batting Alesha Hewart and Allysa Ghio scored quick 9 (including a wonderful straight drive for 4, which she told me was pure luck!) and 6 respectively as Chilton cruised past the target to win comfortably.
It was decided that we would play a friendly fixture and offer some coaching and tips in preparation for the next round.
Chilton batted first and Morgan Edwards retired on a quick fire 15, with some reverse sweeps and a reverse pull shot impressing. Ava Scobie also retired on 15 playing some lovely pull shots and running aggressively. Freya Jones ended up on 17 not out batting superbly with Scobie to set Taunton a daunting 81 to win from 6 overs.
Chilton mixed up their bowlers and there were two wickets for Ferne and one each for Paige, Ava and Jazz. But also Freya Jones and Alesha Hewart bowled for the first time in competitions. Taunton finished on 60-7 from their 6 overs.
It was lovely to be with the girls who love their cricket and work hard at it. They are happy to be in the next round.