Weston ladies top the league

Weston ladies went top of the league after beating Bridgwater by eight wickets.

WESTON ladies went top of the league after beating Bridgwater by eight wickets.

Bridgwater won the toss and elected to bat first. Georgia Tulip and Skipper Roxy Newman opened the bowling and Newman took a wicket with her third ball as Sarah Tedder took the best catch of the day. Newman picked up another wicket and finished with figures of 5-0-15-2.

Fellow opening bowler Tulip bowled superbly and finished with fine figures of 5-1-21-4. Alice Wiseman took a wicket with her first ball and finished with figures of 1-0-6-1. Gibbins took over from Newman and picked up one wicket (1-0-4-1).

A run out and a wicket by Emma Whitehead ended the Bridgwater innings after 12.5 overs and with just 54 runs on the board.

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A brilliant effort in the field by Sophie Marks, Lowri Harding, Kelly Stone and keeper Dannie Stone ensured a low score.

Openers Whitehead and Wiseman took the score to 35 in eight overs before Whitehead was caught, soon followed by Wiseman bowled. However Tedder (13) and Newman (4) saw the team over the line in just 12.4 overs.

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Sarah Tedder and Lowri Harding opened the batting and Harding was unlucky to be run out in the first over. Tedder went on to hit 25 not out before retiring.

She had batted well with Newman who also retired on 28. Emma Whitehead hit 26 before she retired. Georgia Tulip was caught for 13 and Alice Wiseman scored 15 not out as Weston set Nailsea a target of 147 to win.

Weston mixed up the bowling, with Gibbins (2-0-7-1), Harding (2-0-21-1), Whitehead (2-0-3-1) and Newman (2-0-4-1) taking the wickets as Nailsea finished on 99-4.

If you are interested in playing cricket, contact Roxy Newman on 07557 375665. The ladies train on Thursday evenings and girls train on Wednesdays.

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