Results week 2

3 weeks ago By Martin Saxon

Division One – April 29:

Chester Boughton Hall 83 (39.3; Lorna Starkey 19, Nathalie Long 4-7, Olivia Horsfield 2-8) (6pts)
Appleton 84-8 (39.3; Emma Barlow 22) (25pts)

• The lowest scoring matches can often be the most exciting, and in this clash of two teams who won on the opening day, Appleton prevailed in the final over. Chester only reached a competitive score after Di Totty and Annette Axon added 24 for the last wicket. Nathalie Long inflicted considerable damage on Boughton Hall earlier in the day and was then at the crease as her side squeaked past the victory target.

Wistaston Village 23 (25; Zara Matthews 3-2, Amna Malik 2-8) (1pt)
Didsbury 24-1 (4.3) (25pts)

• Didsbury romped to victory in this clash of two sides who lost on the opening day, with Zara Matthews’ spell leading the way.

Division Two – April 29:

Ashton-on-Mersey 53 (25.4; Katy Hart 4-10)
Stockport Trinity 54-2 (19.3; Jennie Kitzinger 28)

• Seeking to make an immediate return to the top flight, Trinity comfortably recorded their first win, with Katy Hart the pick of the bowlers as Ashton-on-Mersey were dismissed cheaply and fell to a second defeat of the season.

Division One / Two Cross Divisional – April 29:

Stockport Georgians 27 (19.4; Georgie Gill 12, Kate Skelhorn 4-3, Natalie Lyons 2-4) (1pt)
Oakmere 29-1 (5.4; Helen Smith 17*) (25pts)

• Seven days after dismissing Didsbury for 28, the Oakmere bowling attack went one better here. Stockport Trinity’s batsmen will be next in trying to tame an Oakmere attack that really has made a spectacular start to the season.

Division Three – April 29:

Nantwich 122-5 (30; Madi Hudson 36, Izzi Pearson 35, L Mayers 2-20) (25pts)
Hawarden Park 26 (19; Grace Michell 3-2, Sophie Winward 2-3, Caitlin Davis 2-7) (3pts)

• In the first match played this season in the development division, Nantwich made a spectacular start to life in the league. The South Cheshire side have introduced several of Cheshire’s youngest girls representative players to senior cricket for the first time, and some of these made a big impact here. After compiling a decent score, Nantwich were soon taking regular Hawarden wickets, with Sophie Winward dismissing both openers for zero.

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