Ladies fall short against Bath

IN a match reduced to 34 overs-a-side due to the weather, Weston won the toss and elected to field.

IN a match reduced to 34 overs-a-side due to the weather, Weston won the toss and elected to field.They then made a solid start having Bath 2 XI, last year's league winners, at 64-4 off 17 overs including a hat-trick ball opportunity for captain Emma Whitehead. Weston fought hard to get the Bath opening bat Hannah Sparks out, but only managed this in the last over of the innings when Alice Wiseman combined with vice-captain and bowler Sophie Luff for an excellent run out. By this time though, the damage had been done by Hannah and her supportive partners Charlie Voden and Lauren Shrubsole as they scored 69 runs off the last seven overs, it was this that proved to be the difference.After tea and with the sun shining Weston went out with an upbeat attitude, although the early wicket of Cannon (1) in the fourth over was unwelcome. Sarah Tedder (17) and Lisa Quick started to steady the ship. Quick has hopefully found the batting form that passed her by in 2008 was out for 27, but had combined with Sophie Luff for a partnership of 37. The other good partnership came from Alice Wiseman batting at seven with Sophie to form a partnership of 25 with Luff finishing on 28 not out. Unfortunately, although Bath conceded 27 extras, they did not let Weston mirror the last seven overs of their innings.The fielding on both sides was sharp and alert, with Sarah Tedder's first match as wicket-keeper worthy of special mention.Weston Ladies welcome new players at any time just call their captain Emma Whitehead on 07719 105141 for further details.

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