Willows put in good performance
PUBLISHED: 09:49 24 June 2016 | UPDATED: 09:49 24 June 2016
Weston Willows girls gave a fine performance in their match against Portished.
Weston Willows girls hosted a strong Portishead side and despite a valiant effort, the away team emerged comfortable winners.
Weston lost the toss and were asked to field in the intermittent drizzle. Captain Bobbie-Lee Kingston opened the bowling and rearranged the stumps first ball to set Weston on their way.
The overs were shared and tight accurate bowling was further rewarded with wickets for Alana Burstow and Maddie Wood.
The accuracy of Amilia Kempster, Alice Bird and Amelia Bullock were a particular highlight in the face of strong hitting by the Portishead middle order, who finished on 307 from 20 overs (start on 200).
Weston’s reply was patient and the best defensive display of the year so far, only losing two wickets, Bullock scored her first run for Weston and Aimee Davidson (2) set the tone, before Millie Wood hit some glorious drives, but it wasn’t until the introduction of Bonnie Gready (8) and Brenna Bayfield (6) that the Weston score began to accelerate.
Burstow and Kingston finished off the innings with some expansive strikes to bring Weston’s innings to a close on a respectable 268.
Forte Financial star player was Amelia Bullock for her all-round display.