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Sports Report - U15 girls cricket

Tonight the U15 girls made the short trip to Haygrove to play in the first round of the county cup of indoor cricket. 

First up were Kingsmead and Haygrove. Kingsmead scoring 65 and Haygrove 14. 

We then played Kingsmead and lost the toss and batted first. Morgen Palfrey smashed the ball to all parts including two sixes to retire on 17 in 5 balls. Jazz Forsey also retired playing smart cricket getting to 16 in no time. Eventually the score finished on 70 after 6 overs. 

Kingsmead started slowly as Morgen Palfrey and Morgan Edwards bowled tidily. Some increased aggression from Kingsmead saw them rattle the score along quickly along with some panic ridden fielding gifting extra runs. Suddenly they needed 17 to win from the final over. Morgan Edwards bowled a tidy enough over and eventually Chilton won by 3 runs. 

This meant that Chilton would need to beat Haygrove to go through or all hell would break loose with all three teams winning one game and teachers scraping around for the rules for who would go through! 

Haygrove and their 6 players batted first and Chilton started reasonably well. Regular wickets were taken but their main batter retired for 17 but soon was ‘last batter standing’ she continued to play brilliantly on her own scoring 45 runs in a total of 69 from their six overs. 

In reply Morgen Palfrey wasted no time at all smashing a four and six in the first over. Jodi Head was run out without facing and then Palfrey was run out after a mix up with Edwards. Jazz Forsey played superbly again striking threes with ease. Eventually it got to the last over, needing ten to win a dot ball was bowled first up. Three leg byes were scored off the second. Edwards was bowled on the third and Alice Pittey was bowed first ball from the fourth ball. Now it was 7 to win and 6 to tie from two balls. The wicketkeeper missed the ball and it hit the wall as Jazz and Ferne crosses to score three runs. One ball remained,  four to win and three to tie...Jazz smashed it high into the wall, started to run and a Haygrove fielder caught the ball. Out, one run scored and Haygrove won by two runs. A great game just evading the girls at the end. 

After some paper flicking, it was decided that overall runs in both games would win the round. We scored two more runs than Kingsmead and plenty more than Haygrove and therefore progress in the cup, just! 

A superb effort from the girls. Do congratulate them if you see or teach them tomorrow. Plenty of work to be done in training though! 

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