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Cricket - 27. July 2007.

LV Women's County Championships

LV County Championship – Taunton – Wednesday July 25

 

 Results today have led to Kent and Sussex setting up what promises to be an enthralling match on Thursday at The County Ground, Taunton, to decide who becomes the 2007 LV Women’s County Champions. In Division Three Warwickshire secured their place in Division Three for 2008, after beating Cheshire. Once again the girls showed their class with some outstanding performances, both with bat and ball. With just one match remaining for each team of the 12 sides, tomorrow promises to be an exciting affair for all those involved, whether it be fighting for promotion or staving off relegation.

 

Division One

 

In Division One, a repeat of last year’s “winner takes all” match will happen again after Kent brushed aside Lancashire and Sussex beat Nottinghamshire. Kent, with England captain Charlotte Edwards back after injury beat Lancashire by 61 runs. Having batted first, Kent set a challenging target of 127, with Emily Drumm making another half-century, 51. Seamer Katie Cross took 4-17 from her 10overs. In reply, bottom side Lancashire were restricted to 65 all out.  Lynsey Askew took 3-9 from her 10overs and Edwards 3-14 form her 10. The other match saw a highly competitive game between title challengers Sussex and Nottinghamshire. Jenny Gunn’s Nottinghamshire batted first and totalled 109 in their allotted overs, with Gunn making an impressive 48. Charlotte Russell continued to impress, taking 4-12. In reply Sussex made 112-5, with Caroline Atkins scoring 37. Kate Robson took 2-17 for Nottinghamshire.

 

Current Standings:

 

P

w

l

BatP

BowlP

Pen

Pts

Kent Cricket Board

5

5

0

0

0

0

125

Sussex Women

5

4

1

1

1

0

102

Nottinghamshire Cricket Board

5

1

4

3

9

0

37

Lancashire Women

5

0

5

2

14

0

16

 

Remaining Fixtures:

                                                                       

Thursday 26th July

Kent v Sussex                                     Somerset CCC

Lancashire v Nottinghamshire            Taunton School

 

 

Division Two

 

Any one of three teams can be promoted to Division One after Berkshire’s unbeaten record was halted by Somerset. Having been put into bat, Berkshire made 123, with Hannah Burr making 47. Gill Richards returned the best figures, 3-27 from her 9overs for Somerset. In reply, Somerset knocked the runs off inside 40overs. Rebecca Williams made 37not out and was ably supported by Elwynn Campbell who made 34. In the other match, Surrey entertained Yorkshire, and having been asked to bat first Yorkshire posted a respectable 157-9 with Kathryn Doherty top-scoring, making 34. In reply, England opening batsman Laura Joyce scored an impressive 71not out and was ably supported by Amanda Potgeiter who made 34not out, as Surrey knocked off the required runs with more than 15 overs remaining. 

 

Current Standings:

 

P

w

l

BatP

BowlP

Pen

Pts

Berkshire Women

5

4

1

0

1

0

101

Surrey Women

5

3

2

0

6

0

81

Somerset Women

5

3

2

0

4

0

79

Yorkshire Women

5

0

5

5

9

0

14

 

Remaining Fixtures:

 

Thursday 26th July

Berkshire v Surrey                              Queens

Somerset v Yorkshire                         Taunton Vale No1

 

 

Division Three

 

Warwickshire were promoted to Division Two after beating Cheshire in one of the closest matches of the finals so far. Having won the toss and elected to bat first, Warwickshire totalled 116 in their innings. Sarah Aley top-scored, making a well grafted 21. Helen Gradwell was the pick of the Cheshire bowlers, picking up 3-10, while Jenny Halstead claimed 3-14. In reply, Cheshire fell agonisingly short, being bowled out for 111. Jennie Sclater top-scored, making 24. In the other match, Staffordshire beat Middlesex by 23 runs. Having won the toss and elected to bat first, Staffordshire totalled 154 with Danielle Wyatt making 39 and Penny Thane 25. In reply Middlesex fell just short, making 131 with Chander Kaul making 35. Georgia Elwiss was the pick of the bowlers, taking 3-12 from her 10overs.

 

Current Standings:

 

P

w

l

can

BatP

BowlP

Pen

Pts

Warwickshire Women

5

3

0

2

0

0

0

95

Middlesex Women

5

2

2

1

3

4

0

67

Cheshire Women

5

1

2

2

1

7

0

53

Staffordshire Women

5

1

3

1

1

5

0

41

 

Remaining Fixtures:

 

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 NW8 8QZ

 

020 7432 1200

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