Willows run halted at Long Ashton

Weston's Alice Bird.

Weston's Alice Bird. - Credit: Archant

Weston Willows Under-11 girls winning run was ended with defeat by Long Ashton.

Weston Under-11 girls lost to Long Ashton boys in the final over of their latest league match.

Long Ashton won the toss and invited Weston to bat and Millie and Maddie Wood started to beat the infield. Aimee Davidson and Alice Bird continued their good form with solid defence in the face of some fast bowling.

Top scorer was Bonnie Gready with 11, including a fine cover drive and an overhead smash for four. Her partnership with Alana Burstow, who scored seven, was the highlight of a cautious 239 from their 20 overs (start on 200).

After the break, there were wickets for Holly McLaughlin, Brenna Bayfield and two for Gready, but the best performance came from Alana Burstow, with 4-12, including three in a single over.

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The fielding was led by Millie Wood’s inspired display at wicket keeper and was rewarded with a fine catch at cover by Brenna Bayfield.

The game was ultimately decided by Long Ashton’s captain, who plays for Somerset with a brutal 21 runs from 14 balls, the hosts running out winners by six runs in a game that could have gone either way.

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It was a great performance by the whole team, but the Forte Financial star player of the day was Alana Burstow.

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