Norfolk Ladies Royal London Division 4 N&E Champions 2015

Norfolk Ladies Royal London Division 4 N&E Champions 2015

Norfolk Ladies - Champions 2015

Norfolk Ladies won their final match of the season away against Cambridgeshire and Hunts Ladies to remain undefeated in The Royal London Women’s Championship Division 4 North – East and in winning the title have secured promotion to Division Three for the first time ever.

Going into the match The Ladies knew that five bonus points would be sufficient but a 4th league win was always the objective. Batting first runs were hard to come by on a wet wicket and very slow outfield. There were useful contributions from Rachel Chettleburgh ( 15 ) Emily Woodhouse ( 19 ) & Robyn Edge ( 18 ) but the innings highlight was a quick-fire 31 from Lauren Hemp and whilst a score of 127 all out was perhaps a little short it was always going to be competitive.

From the moment Lauren Hemp took a wicket with her first ball the home batsmen were always up against it and so it proved in a race against time to secure victory with the weather closing in. Cambridge finished 45 all out in 22.4 overs with Emily Woodhouse finishing things in fine style with three wickets in four balls. All the bowlers did well – Bethany Harmer ( 2-7 ) Hemp (2-9 ) and Candy Cornelius (1-6 ) the other wicket takers backed up by some excellent fielding with two run-outs and two fine catches by Aimee Palmer.

A delighted coach Tom Davies was quick to praise all the players for an excellent season the reward for all their hard work over the winter period with this achievement is a huge reflection on the progress Women and Girls cricket has made in The County over recent years. He also said ‘ Division three cricket next season will be a huge challenge with the greater number of fixtures and travelling involved but I am confident that our young team will continue to develop and not be over-awed against the stronger opponents ‘

The team are pictured after the match :

Back row – L to R – Tom Davies (Coach), Candy Cornelius, Peggy Tirimanna, Rachel Chettleburgh, Emily Reay & Robyn Edge
Front row – L to R – Bethan Cornell, Lauren Hemp, Bethany Harmer, Aimee Palmer, Emily Woodhouse & Shannon Spencer

Links below :

Scorecard - http://ecbwcountychampionship.play-cricket.com/website/results/2303641

Final Group League table - http://ecbwcountychampionship.play-cricket.com/website/websites/view_division?id=54644

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