St Albans Cricket Club Girls U17 v North Middlesex U15 girls on Fri 06 Jul 2018 at 18:00
St Albans Cricket Club Won by 4 wkts, with 4 balls left

Match report It’s coming home!

On the hottest night of the year, would St Albans U17s’ girls be too hot to handle for North Middlesex CC?

Middlesex arrived late and with a squad of 7. St Albans joint captains, Jessie Ainsworth and Iseult Jones, had no hesitation in putting the magnificent 7 into the superheated cauldron that is Sandpit Lane. The bowling was tight and Middlesex were restricted to 91 for 9. At least 4 Middlesex players had identical twin sisters in the team ( or so it appeared to this correspondent....). Wickets were equally shared around the Jones family (Celeste 1-14, Alice 1-8 and Iseult 2-8), with 2 run-outs during their respective spells. Great work from Jess Warwick behind the stumps who took 3 run outs on the evening. Imogen Warwick (1-1) and Jessie Ainsworth (1-6) also took wickets but everyone bowled well, with Cleo Spittall 0-4 and Olivia Howeson 0-9, Grace O’Grady 0-11, Georgina Reynolds 0-16 and Kate Riches 0-12.

Was a target of 92 gettable? At 10 without loss after 2 overs, yes. At 13 for 5 you would have got reasonable odds on a Middlesex victory. The top 5 of veteran batsmen: Ainsworth, Warwick J, Jones I, Jones A and Kate Riches were all out early, having contributed a combined total of 2 from the bat. Thank goodness for Miss T Extras for her 13 at that point. Grace O’Grady batted well and contributed valuable runs as she stared to build a partnership with Cleo Spittall. Grace was unlucky to be bowled by a grubber on 6, with the score now 32-6 and St Albans on the edge. Worry not, dear reader, as Cleo Spittall hit 40 not out and Georgina Reynolds 15 not out in a partnership of 60 that saw St Albans home, with an over to spare. Fizzy pop and crisps all round. The U17s ended their season with a 1-0 record. With St Albans requiring only a few runs near the end, Grace O’Grady was heard to shout: “Its coming home” to great laughter on both sides. What her Australian father would make of all this sporting success shall remain a mystery as he has gone very quiet on that topic since sandpaper gate.

North Middlesex U15 girls Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
6nb 29w 7b  
for 9 wickets
91 (20.0 overs)
Heidi b  C Jones 0
Amani b  J Ainsworth 4
Esme ct  Spittall b I Warwick 10
Sophia b  A Jones 6
Lakeesha b  I Jones 2
Diya run out  J Warwick 1
Anita run out  J Warwick 7
Heidi b  I Jones 0
Esme run out  J Warwick 0
Sophia Not Out  5
Lakeesha Not Out  6

St Albans Cricket Club Girls U17 Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Jessie Ainsworth2.01616.003.00
Cleo Spittall2.01400.002.00
Celeste Jones2.0014114.007.00
Imogen Warwick2.01111.000.50
Alice Jones2.00818.004.00
Grace O'Grady2.001000.005.00
Kate Riches2.001200.006.00
Iseult Jones2.00824.004.00
Georgina Reynolds2.001400.007.00
Olivia Howeson2.001000.005.00

St Albans Cricket Club Girls U17 Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
19nb 14w 1b  
for 6 wickets
Jessica Warwick lbw  Amani 1 3
Jessie Ainsworth Run out  0
Iseult Jones b  Esme 1
Alice Jones b  Esme 0
Kate Riches Lbw  0
Grace O'Grady not out  Sophia 6
Cleo Spittall Not Out  40 5 1
Georgina Reynolds Not Out  15 1
Olivia Howeson  
Imogen Warwick  
Celeste Jones  

North Middlesex U15 girls Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

  • Umpire :
    Michael Jones
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