Strikers host Grayswood Harriers in last match

In the blazing weekend sun, the Strikers hosted Grayswood Harriers for their last match of the I’Anson Group A League.

The Strikers won the toss and elected to field. After a pre-match briefing, the match got underway with captain Charlie B opening the bowling. The wickets started to fall in the second over, thanks to some excellent bowling from Lisa. More wickets fell in the 5th and 6th overs – and two in the 7th over. Another fell, caught and bowled by Charlie W.

The whole field worked hard to limit the runs and boundaries, and a couple of catches took the wicket haul to an impressive 10 for the innings.

Grayswood Harriers finished on a net score of 272. 

Strikers open their batting

After a quick freezepop break to cool down, the Strikers opened their innings with batting pair Charlie B and Kate O. A few wides and a great catch kept the pair to 9. Up next were Amy and Elly, who added 6, losing one wicket.

Third pair, Al and Ann-Marie added 17 to the score, with a few boundaries – which were very welcome so as not to have to run in the heat! Next up, Becca and Charlie paired up to add 14, losing two wickets. 

Bringing it home, 5th pair, Lisa and Louise added 38 – including a 4 from a lovely reverse sweep which is fast becoming Lisa’s trademark shot!

The Strikers finished on a net score of 344 to win the match – huge congratulations to the Strikers. The whole team performance was outstanding, with great cricket on show – all that training has paid off! 

Big thanks to Mark for umpiring and to Sophie for scoring.

In a break from tradition, player of the match was keen supporter, Eric – who kept the scoreboard up to date and did a fantastic job in retrieving the ball to help out the fielding team when it zipped over the boundary – which was really appreciated by everyone in the blazing sun. Congratulations and thank you Eric!

With the points from this match, the Strikers finished 7th in Group A, having won 2 matches over the season. Congratulations to the Strikers on their 2022 season.

Team: Back row L-R: Lisa, Charlie W, Elly, Charlie B (c), Becca. Front row L-R: Al, Louise, Kate O, Amy, Ann-Marie

The Strikers and Chargers will be playing their last matches of the season in the Women’s Softball Festival at Chiddingfold on Sunday 21st August, from 2pm.