Wildcats make it 2 out of 2

01 Jul

The Wildcats came back from Oxfordshire with back-to-back victories against Oxfordshire & Cheshire in the ECB T20 Cup. 

Abbi Aitken won the toss in the first game of the day against Oxfordshire, and the Wildcats were left waiting until the 8th over before they made the breakthrough, Sarah Bryce with a direct hit to run out the Oxfordshire opener.  

Wickets then began to fall at regular intervals. Samantha Haggo bowled a miserly spell, bowling 4 overs for 7 runs and picking up a crucial wicket. 

Kari Anderson picked up 4 wickets for 13 runs and Katie McGill picked up the 8th wicket.  S. Bryce wasn’t content with one run out, she had another one too!  Having restricted Oxfordshire to 68-8 in 20 overs the batting line up was determined to knock the runs off without too much trouble.  

The opening combination of S. Brcye and Liz Priddle were up to that challenge picking up 9 in the first over, before Priddle dragged one on to her stumps.  S. Byrce and Anderson progressed the score to 37 inside 6 overs before Anderson was out quickly followed by Kathryn Bryce.  The final runs were scored after a quick fire 20 run partnership between Ollie Rae and Annette Drummond with 6.2 overs to spare. 

The game against Cheshire was to follow a similar pattern to the first.  Aitken won the toss and elected to field first, S. Bryce got a run out and wickets began to fall at regular intervals. 

Haggo picked up 2 wickets, while K. Bryce McGill picked up one each. Anderson continued her fine-bowling form as she picked up her second 4 wicket haul of the day.  

Cheshire were bowled out for 56 in 17.1 overs following a ruthless bowling and fielding performance by the Wildcats.  

The batting line up remained unchanged for the game and having raced to 23 in 5 overs the Wildcats lost 3 wickets for 2 runs and lost a further 3 wickets before getting over the winning line in the 14th over, with McGill and Lorna Jack at the crease. 

After the game Abbi Aitken was delighted with the two performances, “We are really pleased with how we’ve played today.  Our bowling and fielding was excellent in parts today and our batters showed real intent in chasing down the scores.  We are looking forward to next weekend when we are playing Derbyshire and Cornwall.”

 

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