Mildenhall Women Crowned ECB Regional Vitality Plate ChampionsJune 30, 2021
Mildenhall CC women beat Moreton CC to be crowned regional Vitality plate champions and putting them through into the nation
al semi-finals on Sunday 11th July. Captain Kayleigh wrote the following report on what was an extremely exciting and thoroughly entertaining fixture, full of team highlights and stand out performances!
Mildenhall Ladies travelled to Oxfordshire to face Moreton CC in the Regional Vitality T20 Plate final. After losing the toss, Mildenhall were put into bat first with Jazz Westley and Sophie Hughes taking to the crease. The power play helped the ladies get off to a flying start, as they managed to pierce the inner ring fielders to find some boundaries. A few drop catches from Moreton meant that Sophie managed to finish on 31 before being bowled by Amelie Trivedi.
Maddy Reynolds then joined Jazz in the middle and both looked to enjoy themselves as more fours and some stunning sixes from both bats graced the ground. Unfortunately, the deceptively short boundary resulted in a call for two, and despite Maddy’s best sliding effort, she was run out for 30 off of 22 balls.
Emily Daltrey then joined Jazz for the final few overs to keep the score ticking over to finish one 179 for 2 off of our 20 overs. Emily finished with 18* and Jazz with 79*.
As Mildenhall took to the field, Maddy and Jazz began the bowling spell for Mildenhall. Moreton’s opening bats enjoyed the pace on the ball and the short side boundaries to start giving Mildenhall some issues. Moreton were blazing it after being 40-0 off 4 overs, giving the Mildenhall captain a real headache! Pace was taken off of the bowling attack, and a nemesis was found in Helen Atkinson for Moreton’s opener Eleanor Ingram who was bowled on 25 after hitting 2 glorious 6’s during the opening overs.
The runs began to slow for Moreton who were 62-1 at the halfway stage. Again some Mildenhall drop catches meant Moreton carried on scoring runs and boundaries before Moreton’s other opener Carla Wood was bowled by Sophie Hughes for 32.
Moreton captain Georgia Haworth joined Lucy Grain at the crease, and the pair continued to score runs but boundaries becoming fewer as the slower bowling attack enforced by Mildenhall continued. Maddy Reynolds managed to hold onto some catches for Mildenhall as they took 2 more wickets in the final few overs. Georgia Haworth was caught by Maddy off of Sophie’s bowling, and Amelie Trivedi was caught by Maddy off of Niamh Harris.
Moreton finished on 133-4 from their 20 overs leaving Mildenhall victorious in what was a great game! Mildenhall now travel to Basingstoke for the National semi-final on 11th July.
Congratulations to Mildenhall CC women on their victory and good luck for the National semi-final!
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