West Oxon Girls Cricket Tournament

West Oxon Girls Cricket Tournament

After finally finding that strange yellow orb in the sky, following on from two prior rearrangements, two teams from our upper junior girls headed off to the picturesque village cricket ground in Charlbury to play against six other teams from the district in the West Oxon girls cricket tournament.

Opening up our B team took on William Fletcher and despite Poppy hitting some big shots and Lana bowling some good tight lines to restrict the opposition, William Fletcher eventually ran out comfortable winners by 35 runs. Their second game came up against Tower Hill and very much like the first, there was some great cricket played, including Lily who smashed a glorious cover drive for four runs but unfortunately they were again beaten by 25 runs. The final game saw Batt B come up against another B team in St Johns. This time after having the experience from the first two games, The Batt dominated with Jasmine picking up runs with some great pull shots, followed up with some tight bowling and fielding from the whole team to give Batt B their first victory.

The A team opened up their campaign against St Johns C team and with Olivia and Katie smashing the ball to all parts of the ground, set an imposing total which St Johns never looked like reaching and in the end a 47 run victory for The Batt was justified. The next match against Aston was much closer and although The Batt were again smashing sixes and fours, we were also giving away wickets at regular intervals which reduced their net run rate and with a 227 score line, it was well within Astons reach. The Batt bowled really well, without giving away too many extras and with one over to go for Aston and eight runs needed, Olivia took a wicket with her second ball to ensure victory by five runs. The last group game was against St Johns A and with Isla hitting a huge six which flew over the boundary and the team backing it up, scoring a great 248 it was always going to be tough for St Johns who lost wickets at regular intervals to give The Batt a 20 run victory. The Batt then took on William Fletcher in the semi final, however, batting first it seemed as though the ball was always going up in the air and being caught by a well drilled opposition. Setting a total of 215 was always going to be hard to defend and despite best efforts with William Fletcher hitting 24 off the last over The Batt bowed out at the semi final stage.

Congratulations to all who took part in what was a great exhibition of cricket on a glorious day!