George Watson's win 2015 Women's Scottish Cup
There is a new name on the Women’s Scottish Cup this year as George Watson’s College were crowned winners yesterday after defeating Carlton in the final by 110 runs on Sunday.
Earlier in the day a Carlton beat Ayr in a thrilling encounter, by just 3 runs. Katie McGill top-scored for Carlton as they posted 150/1, Lily Steindl was the only wicket to fall when she was bowled by Gill McElnea for 25, Ruth Willis finishing not out with 30.
In reply Ayr kept up with the run-rate despite the early loss of Ellen Watson for 4, with Sue Strachan paving the way with 28, and when Samantha Haggo and Abtaha Maqsood joined forces the win was within grasp, but some tight bowling and fielding from Carlton saw them squeeze home to get the win, with Haggo finishing on 59* and Maqsood 43*.
Kathryn Bryce won the toss in the final and had not hesitation in batting first. A decision that looked a good one as they racked up 198/3 in their 20 overs. K Bryce 40, Sarah Bryce 66 and Rebecca Oliver 75, were the main contributors to the George Watson’s innings.
Some tight bowling and fielding restricted Carlton to 47/3 after 8 overs and George Watson’s kept the pressure on for the rest of the innings. Katie McGill was once again top scorer for Carlton with 59, as they concluded on 88/9. Congratulations must go to George Watson’s College who played impressive cricket throughout the final.
Speaking after the Final Women’s Cricket Manager, Kari Carswell, was full of praise for all of the teams who took part, “It’s been a great day of cricket, and Ayr always put on the weather for us, and that makes such a big difference! We saw some very good cricket today from all 3 teams and I can’t ask for much more than that.
Everyone seems to have had an enjoyable day and on the day George Watson’s were worthy winners. They were led superbly from Kathryn Bryce and backed up in the field by all the girls and it’s great to see some of our International players, along with some newcomers, enjoying their cricket in equal measures”.
Thanks to Andy Baird, Brendon Ferguson and Lorna Jack for umpiring on the day and to Gill McElnea and everyone at Ayr CC for their great hospitality.