National Knockout Round Four – June 3:
Leyland 107-6 (20; Hannah Snape 23*, Abigail Bates 23, Millie Procter 23, Amna Malik 2-32)
Didsbury 108-3 (16; Leesa Mellon 38, Laura Griffiths 28, Lisa Boardman 2-29)
Leyland looked to have posted a competitive total, but Didsbury’s opening pair lead the way in making light work of the target – Leesa Mellon scored her runs off just 25 deliveries and Laura Griffiths used up just 33 balls. Didsbury now play in the regional final – effectively the national quarter-final, away to Sessay of North Yorkshire on June 17. If they win that, they will be one of four teams to compete in the national Finals Day at Newport on June 24.
CHESHIRE WOMEN’S LEAGUE
Division One / Two Cross Divisional – June 3
Stockport Trinity+ 152 (38.2; Carys White 49, Sarah McCann 36, Kate Harvey 22, Hannah Snape 5-20) (25pts)
Chester Boughton Hall* 112-9 (40; Ali Cutler 22, Snape 20, Gillian Spragg 3-12, Harvey 2-13) (8pts)
Stockport Trinity march on at the top of division two, recording their second win in a cross-divisional match this year. Despite Hannah Snape’s five wicket haul, Trinity reached a solid total, before Gillian Spragg led the way with the ball in completing victory. This is Chester’s second league defeat of the year, and perhaps they can’t afford any more slip-ups if they are to regain the title.
Appleton* 131-8 (40; Holly McCurrie 38, Sami Fowler 30*, Kasey Bentham 3-24) (25pts)
Leigh+ 61 (26.4; Rachel Downs 28, Fowler 3-7, Nathalie Long 2-8, Jess Lewis- 2-13) (5pts)
Appleton and Oakmere are now perhaps in pole position, each having just one defeat to their name (the same also applies to Didsbury, who have games in hand following their successes in the National.
Wistaston Village* 97-6 (40; Morganne Prince 22, Molly Price 2-14) (3pts)
Oxton+ 99-1 (21; Megan Cureton 54*, Tessie Nickson 34*) (25pts)
Oxton decisively prevailed in this match of two teams who were previously without a win.
Oakmere* (25pts) w/o Ashton-on-Mersey+ (minus 10pts)
*= first division club
+=second division club
Division Three Cross-Divisional – June 3:
Upton 153-5 (20; Lily Scudder 52 ret out, Sophie Morris 50 ret out) (25pts)
Lymm Oughtrington Park 57-9 (20; Carol Ingham 23, Charlie Scudder 3-1) (4pts)
Upton march on as a century opening stand led the way in decisively maintaining their 100 per cent record.