Wildcats claim win over Oxfordshire

17 Jun

Scotland Women won one match and lost the other as they started their T20 action in Division 3 of the ECB NatWest Cup.

After winning the toss and electing to field first in their game against Oxfordshire, captain Abbi Aitken would have been delighted with the bowling and fielding effort from her team. 

The breakthrough came courtesy of a run out in the 5th over and wickets fell at regular intervals thereafter. Abbi Aitken (2-18), Kathryn White (1-17), Gordon (1-12), Kathryn Bryce (3-11) & Kari Anderson (1-20) were the wicket takers. 

Ingram (46) batted sensibly and hit some lusty blow for the Oxfordshire girls as they reached 109/9 in their 20 overs. 

The Wildcats opening pair of Annette Drummond and Rachel Scholes didn’t look like they wanted to hang about and the score had raced along to 29 before Scholes was run out for 21.

Ollie Rae and Drummond added 32 and Elizabeth Priddle and Drummond added a further 33 to see the Wildcats close in on a victory. 

There was a slight wobble when the wildcats went from 92/2 to 98/5 but Samantha Haggo and Drummond kept their composure to see the girls home, Drummond finishing on 31 not out. 

A quick bite to eat and then the girls were back in the field this time facing Worcestershire. 

It was the Worcestershire girls who got off to a flying start and never really looked back. 

Heywood and Rowles put on 54 in 7 overs for the opening stand and when Brookes came in and hit 2 huge 6’s the Wildcats bowlers and fielders had to rise to the challenge. 

Samantha Haggo (2-34), Kathryn Bryce (2-32) & Abtaha Maqsood (1-11) were the only wicket takers as Worcestershire smashed their way to 155/5. 

The Wildcats innings never really started and when the girls found themselves 23-6 inside 8 overs the run chase was as good as over. 

Anderson and Bryce were reluctant to give away their wickets cheaply and rotated the strike well right up until the end of the 20th over as the Wildcats finished well short on 62-6, a thoroughly well-deserved victory for Worcestershire. 

The Wildcats are back in T20 action on the 5th July when they travel to Hampshire to play Hampshire and Cornwall.

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