SG Wealth Management - Norfolk Ladies Results/Match Reports 2017

SG Wealth Management - Norfolk Ladies Results/Match Reports 2017

SG Wealth Management - Norfolk Ladies Results/Match Reports 2017

Norfolk Ladies vs Suffolk Ladies - Sunday 30th April - Hockwold CC


Norfolk Ladies -180/9 from 50 Overs
Suffolk Ladies -
181/5 from 43 Overs

Fully wrapped up and prepared for the weather the S G Wealth Management Norfolk Ladies team arrived at Hockwold CC to find the picturesque club bathed in surprisingly warm sunshine. Norfolk won the toss and batted first full of confidence. After a solid opening partnership the middle order (Emily Woodhouse 33, Robin Edge 23, Beth Harmer 25) intelligently increased the run rate and total. However at 130-6 in the 45 over there was a chance that the well built innings might peter out with a lower than par score. The Norfolk lower order came to the fore with Amy Cubitt (17 off 13 balls) producing some fine hitting "over the top" ably assisted by Eleanor Pringle (12 off 13 balls) and Candy Cornelius (10 off 9 balls). Every batsman contributed to a well constructed 180 - 9 off the full 50 overs.

The Norfolk bowling started off shakily on the breezy day and was punished by the Suffolk openers scoring at over 6 an over until a fine piece of fielding on the boundary by Hannah Free ran out the free scoring Suffolk opener. At 38 for 2 in the 8th over the innings settled down with Norfolk pulling it back admirably. Unfortunately the Suffolk batters played sensibly and Norfolk were never able to apply enough pressure to force wickets. When the 4th and 5th wickets did eventually fall in the 37th and 40th over it was sadly too little too late with Suffolk ending at 181-5 in the 43rd over, winning by 5 wickets.

An encouraging start for the team looking forward to an away trip to Lincolnshire the following day. Thanks must go to Hockwold CC for their hospitality and producing a good pitch during a challenging wet week before the game.

Lincolnshire Ladies vs Norfolk Ladies - Monday 1st May - Market Rasen CC


Norfolk Ladies -149/9 from 50 Overs
Lincolnshire Ladies - 150/4

After a long trip to Market Rasen on top of the Suffolk match the day before, the S G Wealth Management Ladies Team arrived encouragingly fresh and enthusiastic for the day ahead.

Lincolnshire won the toss and put Norfolk in. Bethan Cornell (18) opened the batting well. Norfolk scored slowly until Beth Harmer (11) and Robin Edge (61*) injected some much needed pace into the scoring rate making a useful 50 partnership. Lincolnshire set good fields throughout the innings making it hard for Norfolk to really get away but debutante Holly Marchant (14) ably supported Robin Edge to 144-7 with more than 3 overs left. Unlike the previous day when Norfolk were able to cash in on the final overs, some tight bowling and well set fields left Norfolk a little short, despite Robin Edge's excellent 61*, finishing the innings on 149-9.

Norfolk started the second half well reducing Lincolnshire to 8 for 2 led by Caitlin Dye (5 overs, 1-9). Unfortunately, in similar fashion to the day before, Lincolnshire then put on 91 for the next wicket leaving them 95-3 off 24 overs having broken the back of the chase. Norfolk, despite fielding like tigers and diving at anything within reach, again struggled to apply pressure to cause the batsmen enough difficulties. Laura Hartley bowled the main batter for 50 but Lincolnshire sensibly batted the match out to win by 6 wickets. Well done to Peggy Tirimanna who kept the byes down to 3 over the two matches.

Encouraging signs from this keen squad of players looking forward to their next fixture against Leicestershire on 14th May.

Leicestershire Ladies vs Norfolk Ladies - Sunday 14th May - Empingham CC


Leicestershire Ladies - 206/7 from 50 Overs
Norfolk Ladies - 126/9 from 49 Overs

A young Norfolk Ladies team arrived at the pretty Empingham CC ground to bowl first for the first time in the season. Resplendent in their new blue and red kit kindly provided by their sponsors, S G Wealth Management, Amy Cubitt (10 overs, 1 – 41) started well whilst Caitlin Dye broke through at the other end. However the Leicestershire no.3 batted well and they were in a good position at 118-2 off 25 overs at the drinks break. At this point a transformation occurred with the young off spinner Anoushka Williamson bowling a superb spell (7overs, 2-3) wonderfully supported by the debutante Nidda Waraich (9 overs, 1-17). With Peggy Tirimanna (2 catches, 1 stumping) in as good a form as you could wish to see and the whole team supporting them in the field, Leicestershire crept from 118-2 after 25 overs to 137-6 off 40overs giving Norfolk real hope of a realistic target to chase. Unfortunately, a mixture of loose bowling and hard hitting from the Leicestershire no.9 (42 off 30 balls) allowed them to score 70 from the final 10 overs leaving them at 206-7 and Norfolk with a mountain to climb.

A mature Leicestershire side bowled to a plan with a well set field leading to Norfolk, whilst batting patiently and not throwing their wickets away, very quickly falling well behind the required run rate. A mature innings of 19 off 52 balls by skipper Emily Woodhouse and 10 off 20 from Nidda Waraich was ably backed up by the young and fearless Holly Marchant who top scored with 21 off 40 balls. A nasty looking knee injury to Amy Cubitt led to the game ending in the 49th over with Norfolk petering out to 126-9.

Once again there were good signs from this young and capable Norfolk side. If they can learn from and emulate the excellent spells of consistent line and length from Waraich and Williamson whilst increasing their run rate when batting they will give their next opponents, Northamptonshire a very real test.

Buckinghamshire Ladies vs Norfolk Ladies - Sunday 18th June - Buckinghamshire T20 Hosts


Buckinghamshire Ladies
- 70/8 from 20 Overs
Norfolk Ladies - 71/1 from 15 Overs

With the advent of T20 season starting, the S G Wealth Management Norfolk Ladies Team came up against a similarly young Buckinghamshire side. Having braved the storm of their mature opener (27 off 26 balls), Norfolk then showed their superior skills. Started by Jade Hoyte (3 overs, 3 – 18), well backed up by skipper Emily Woodhouse (4 overs, 0 – 10) and finished by Anoushka Williamson (4 overs, 3 – 8) leaving the opposition at 70 – 8 off their 20 overs. Norfolk’s batsmen (Beth Harmer 20*, Robyn Edge 22, Emily Woodhouse 14*) made short work of the chase winning by 9 wickets with more than 5 overs left.

Suffolk Ladies vs Norfolk Ladies - Sunday 18th June - Buckinghamshire T20 Hosts


Norfolk Ladies -
86 All Out
Buckinghamshire Ladies - 87/2

The second match against a more mature and powerful Suffolk side was much harder going. After a bizarre first over consisting of 2 wides, a no-ball, a free hit and two wickets the Norfolk batting card stood at 13 – 2. The evergreen Peggy Tirimanna (20*) gamely held the innings together but Norfolk struggled through their innings losing wickets regularly finally posting a below par 86 all out. Despite Anoushka Williamson again bowling admirably (4 overs, 2 – 11), the hard hitting Suffolk batters never allowed any pressure to build and comfortably completed the win by 8 wickets.

Cambridgeshire Ladies vs Norfolk Ladies - Sunday 2nd July - Cambridgeshire T20 Hosts


Cambridgeshire Ladies
- 91 All Out from 19.4 Overs
Norfolk Ladies - 91/2 from 16 Overs

S G Wealth Management Norfolk Ladies second T20 day started in a disrupted fashion when Buckinghamshire Ladies cancelled meaning that the game against Cambridgeshire was brought forward to an earlier time than expected.

Cambs batted first and attacked from ball 1 scoring at 8/over. Norfolk pulled this back a little with a couple of wickets but struggled to contain the big hitting Carla Durham (47 off 34 balls) despite some fine bowling from Captain Emily Woodhouse (4 overs 1 – 16) and Nidda Waraich (4 overs 1 -10). At 79 – 2 at the end of the 13th over with Durham still at the crease, Norfolk were facing a big run chase. Enter Bethan Cornell. Starting her spell with a wicket maiden taking the important wicket of the dangerous Durham caught and bowled. Her second over was spectacular and broke the Cambs innings apart with a hat trick, bowled, LBW, bowled. Beth Harmer (1.4 overs 1 – 2) joined the fun. Bethan Cornell then took her fifth wicket ending with superb figures of 3 overs 5 – 3. Hannah Free then finished the innings with a run out leaving Cambs 91 all out two balls short of their allocated 20 overs.

The Norfolk innings faltered immediately with their opener being bowled by the second ball of the innings. Emily Woodhouse (16) and Robyn Edge steadied the ship by putting on a 52 run partnership in 11 overs before Peggy Tirimanna (10 off 12 balls) aided the free flowing Robyn Edge to complete the victory with a four leaving her on 52 not out from 52 balls with four overs to spare.

Congratulations to Robyn and in particular Bethan who had a day to remember with her match winning spell of bowling.

Norfolk face a tough test on their netx T20 outing against Suffolk and Herts in Suffolk on 16th July but can go into these full of confidence with 3 wins from 4 matches so far.

Hertfordshire Ladies vs Norfolk Ladies - Sunday 16th July - Suffolk T20 Hosts


Norfolk Ladies - 77 All Out from 20 Overs
Hertfordshire Ladies - 91 All Out from 19.4 Overs

S Wealth Management Norfolk Ladies Team travelled to Suffolk for the third instalment of their four part T20 league. Norfolk opened the batting in their first fixture against Hertfordshire and started poorly slipping to 4 – 2 in only the third over. Despite some lusty blows from Amy Hutchinson (15), they slipped further into trouble and at 36 – 7 in 10 overs the game appeared to be over before it had got going. Jade Hoyte (5) and Caitlin Dye (14) managed to add 20 before the eighth wicket fell. Anoushka Williamson (9) and Caitlin Dye (who are the U15 opening partnership) ran intelligently between the wickets adding a further 21 before the innings concluded on 77 all out from the last ball of their 20 overs.

At least this gave something for Norfolk to bowl at which looked unlikely early in the innings. Unfortunately, with very little pressure on their batters, Hertfordshire rattled up 30-1 in the fifth over thereby removing any remaining pressure. Despite Caitlin Dye getting 2 wickets from her last two balls (leaving her on a hat trick in the next game), Hertfordshire comfortably finished off their win in the 13th over.

Suffolk Ladies vs Norfolk Ladies - Sunday 16th July - Suffolk T20 Hosts


Suffolk Ladies
- 75/6 from 20 Overs
Norfolk Ladies - 76/1 from 15 Overs

Norfolk’s second match was against Suffolk, who have already beaten Norfolk twice this season, once in the 50 over format and again in the T20 format. Suffolk batted first and the Norfolk openers Anoushka Williamson (4 overs 1 – 6) and Jade Hoyte (4 overs 0 – 13) applied pressure from the start with consistent accurate bowling keeping Suffolk to 21 – 1 from the first 8 overs. The skipper Emily Woodhouse (4 overs 2 – 13) was the pick of the bowlers following up with the wicket of the dangerous Ford-Keeble (24). Beth Harmer (3 overs 0 -9) backed this up well before Caitlin Dye (2 overs 1 -9) came on to bowl on her hat trick. Her first ball resulted in a scramble nearly resulting in a wicket before getting Mitchell caught behind off her second ball – three wickets in four balls from the end of the previous game. Suffolk were never let off the hook posting 75 – 6, leaving Norfolk needing 76 to win.

Despite losing one of their openers early, Robin Edge (29 off 39 balls) and Holly Marchant (31 off 44 balls) batted positively getting to the target in the 15th over for a 9 wicket win.

This leaves Norfolk just one win away from the top of the league with the league leaders, Northamptonshire, and Cambridgeshire to play on 30/07/2017 at Mundford CC.

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