Ladies beat Epsom #Bouncebackability

Sunday 10th June 2018
Women’s Surrey Trust League

Epsom Women’s 1st XI 94 for 6 (25 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon Ladies 95 for 1 (14 overs)
Stoke D’Abernon Ladies won by 9 wickets

On another scorcher Stoke Ladies played their first home game against Epsom yesterday.

With Epsom short of players Stoke were able to add five players to their side due to our excellent availability to ensure this Surrey Trust League game was completed.

Fielding first Stoke Ladies gave all ten players a bowl and none disappointed with great control, lines and length.

Epsom chipped away for their 25 overs but Stoke Ladies’ fabulous fielding and catching restricted them to 94 for 6.

Special mentions to new to cricket, Maria Rawling, (2-1-4-0), Georgia Verity, (2-0-14-1), Abby Nicholson, (2-0-7-1), and Amaya Kudagamange, (2-1-6-1), as well as great bowling from Anya Devon-Berry, Ailsa Malcolm, James Morgan, Maryam Hafiz, Alice Knight and Ella Clinton.

After another fabulous Jo tea, Georgia Verity and Rose Winter set about the Epsom total with aggression.

When Georgia fell for 13 in the 6th over Rose was joined by Ella Clinton at the crease. Ruthless strokeplay by both punished any over pitched or short bowling and Stoke Ladies cruised to a 9 wicket victory with Rose, (43 not out), and Ella, (16 not out.)

Huge thanks to Epsom and their captain for being so determined to ensure the game went ahead but also to Steph Gibson, Becky Turner, Laura and Ellie for being so willing to play for Epsom.

Last, thanks to James and Kevin Morgan, for playing and umpiring their second game of the day!

SDCC adds – thanks to Andy B for umpiring. compiling & sending in this match report and pictures below; team huddle, Georgia Verity and Rose Winter.

Stoke Ladies have now won two games, lost one and had a game postponed due to weather, and are next in action at home on the 1st July 2018.

Scorecard :
Stoke Ladies v Epsom June 2018 1
Stoke Ladies v Epsom June 2018 2 Georgia Verity
Stoke Ladies v Epsom June 2018 3 Rose Winter