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Cricket - 25. July 2007.

LV Women's County Championships

LV County Championship – Taunton – Tuesday July 24

After hard work from those involved, all six matches were given the go-ahead to play, with some impressive performances from the girls, given the conditions.

Division One

In Division One, Sussex maintained their push for the LV County Championship after beating Lancashire by nine wickets. Having been set only 66 to win, Sussex knocked the runs off thanks to 29 from 18-year-old Sarah Taylor and 23 not out from Caroline Atkins. On the bowling front seamer Charlotte Burton took 3-10 from her 5.5overs and off-spinner Charlie Russell took 3-11 from 6.4overs. The other match in the division, between reigning holders Kent and newly promoted Nottinghamshire went the way of Kent. Having posted 153-6, with England left-hander Lydia Greenway making 53 and Emily Drumm 56 not out, they then bowled Nottinghamshire out for just 17. England seamer Lynsey Askew took an amazing 5-5 from 8.1overs and Marsha Davies took 4-11.

Current Standings:


P

w

l

BatP

BowlP

Pen

Pts

Kent Cricket Board

4

4

0

0

0

0

100

Sussex Women

4

3

1

1

1

0

77

Nottinghamshire Cricket Board

4

1

2

3

7

0

35

Lancashire Women

4

0

4

2

10

0

12

Upcoming Fixtures:

Wednesday 25th July

Kent v Lancashire Taunton Vale No1

Nottinghamshire v Sussex Taunton School

Thursday 26th July

Kent v Sussex Somerset CCC

Lancashire v Nottinghamshire Taunton School

Division Two

Isa Guha’s Berkshire continued their push for promotion to Division One after a comfortable victory over Yorkshire. Berkshire, having been set 102 to win, knocked the runs off for the loss of one wicket. England batsman Claire Taylor scored an unbeaten 56 after Judith Turner had taken 4-25 in the Yorkshire innings. Yorkshire’s innings was built around 24 from Salliann Briggs and 21 from Helen Wardlaw. In the other match Surrey climbed to second as they beat Somerset. After being asked to bat first, Surrey totalled 113-4 in their allotted overs, Natasha Miles making 31 not out. In reply, Somerset were bowled out for 93, Sue Hobkinson taking a stunning 6-10 from 7overs.

Current Standings:


P

w

l

BatP

BowlP

Pen

Pts

Berkshire Women

4

4

0

0

0

0

100

Surrey Women

4

2

2

0

6

0

56

Somerset Women

4

2

2

0

4

0

54

Yorkshire Women

4

0

4

3

9

0

12

Upcoming Fixtures:

Wednesday 25th July

Surrey v Yorkshire Taunton School No2

Berkshire v Somerset Taunton Vale No2

Thursday 26th July

Berkshire v Surrey TBC

Somerset v Yorkshire Taunton Vale No1

Division Three

Division Three remains one of the tightest in the LV County Championships with no team having a 100% record. Middlesex have returned to second place after beating Cheshire by three wickets at Queens School. Sarah Bartlett took 3-14 as Cheshire were restricted to 102 all out in their innings. In reply, Beth Morgan, 21 and Bartlett 19, guided Middlesex to their target for the loss of seven wickets. Warwickshire maintained their position at the top of the table after beating Staffordshire. Warwickshire batted first, totalling 101-9 in their allocated overs, Helen Shipman top scoring with 26. Georgia Elwiss took 3-8 from her allotted 10overs. In reply, Staffordshire fell to 66 all out as Sarah Aley took 3-11 from 8.1overs.


Current Standings:


P

w

l

can

BatP

BowlP

Pen

Pts

Warwickshire Women

4

2

1

1

0

0

0

70

Middlesex Women

4

2

1

1

2

1

0

63

Cheshire Women

4

1

1

2

0

3

0

48

Staffordshire Women

4

0

3

1

1

5

0

16

Upcoming Fixtures:

Wednesday 25th July

Cheshire v Warwickshire Queens

Middlesex v Staffordshire Taunton Wyvern

Thursday 26th July

Middlesex v Warwickshire Taunton Wyvern

Cheshire v Staffordshire Taunton Vale No2

Kate Wright

Media & Communications Assistant

England & Wales Cricket Board Ltd

Lord's Cricket Ground

London

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