Ladies on top form

Weston ladies recorded two emphatic victories over the weekend.

WESTON ladies resumed their league matches after several weeks without playing.

Playing two T20 format matches, they first took on Bridgwater, who are new entrants to the league but were keen to record their first league win.

Bridgwater won the toss and elected to put Weston into. Weston rarely play the T20 format, but openers Emma Whitehead and Alice Wiseman flourished, with Whitehead finishing on 55 not out off 62 balls and Wiseman on 46 not out off 68 balls as Weston ended on 134.

Weston’s opening bowling attack of Georgia Tulip and Emilia Taylor got off to a flying start with Tulip taking two wickets in her first over, another in her third and a fourth in her last allowed over ending with figures of 4-0-18-4.

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Taylor had a three over spell that included two maidens at either end of her spell with a wicket taken in her second and ended with figures of 3-2-4-1.

The change bowlers of Wiseman (3-1-11-2) and Newman (2.3-1-8-2) both took two wickets each. All wickets taken were bowled with the exception of the last wicket, which was a good catch taken by Josie Smith as Bridgwater were all out for 49.

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After lunch, Weston took on Brompton Ralph. When the teams last played each other the match was won in the last over by Weston. Brompton won the toss and elected to bat.

Brompton got off to a fast start before Taylor took two wickets in her first over (2-0-5-2). Izzy Williams ran out of partners before she was bowled by Sam Evans (0.5-0-1-3) for 40, the only batsman who scored more than one run.

The other three bowlers worked hard in the humid conditions - Newman (3-1-6-3), Wiseman (2-1-11-0) and Smith (1-0-9-0) as Brompton were all out for 49 in 9.5 overs.

Sarah Tedder opened the batting with Whitehead, but Whitehead was bowled with the score on eight. Wiseman (12 not out) joined Tedder (26 not out) at the crease and the pair passed the Brompton total in just 8.3 overs.

Special mention to Evans who kept in the Bridgwater match after Dannie Stone was injured in the second over and Tedder, who kept in the Brompton Ralph match.

The Intouch player of the matches was awarded to Alice Wiseman.

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