newport Too Strong For 13's!
A battling performance from our under-13s girls in the Lady Taverners knock out competition against the city of Newport at Marshfield.
The visitors batted first and made a daunting 136 off their 20 overs. Good, fierce fast bowling from Alice W and Molly B. Some really promising spin bowling from Ruby.
It wasn't surprising that Newport put on a good score – six of their eight are Welsh internationals.
In reply Marshfield did well to reach 82 after a rocky start. Molly M scored her second half century of the season before being retired. Maddie E stuck with her and remained not out.
Well done to Emma M for wicket-keeping and opening the batting. Entertaining contributions, as ever from Belle, Emmy and Lily.
It's great that a village team is able to compete with a city one packed with international players.
Thanks to all who helped make tea, score, set the game up etc and especially to Andy E for coaching and umpiring.
We do need to improve our team photos - compare their professional one with our more anarchic effort.