Cricket V GCSEs who wins?

Proof that you can have your cake and eat it.  Why choose?  Just play cricket and revise at the same time, simple!

Image from Banbury Ladies match at Hampton (near Peterborough) – the second game in the ECB National League. A game which Banbury won to go two from two in the competition. Report below:

Banbury Ladies 1st X1 travelled to Hampton on Sun for their 2nd match of the season. Buoyed up by their win the previous week, the main focus was for Mrs B not to get too excited and think that the team can take on the world – wise words from an old master, Andy Sabin.

So with a very calm Mrs B, Anna Tait won the toss and decided to put Hampton into bat, and what a wise decision, Banbury opening bowling pair Harriet Boland and Chloe Hill only allowing a total of 15 runs off their first 5 overs each, Chloe securing a wicket, brilliantly caught by Emily Ong. Kate Davies came into the action, and got 2 wickets from her 5 overs, finishing on 5-0-13-2. Emily took to the stage and finished with figures of 7-3-9-0. Harriet and Hannah took a wicket a piece with Hampton finishing on 113 for 5 off their 40 overs.

Openers Kate Davies and Chloe Hill started off quickly, with over 5 runs an over, we only needed 3 an over to win. Chloe was caught by an amazing diving catch from Nicky McCready, Hampton’s ex Northern Ireland player. In came Pia who, with gay abandon, very quickly got to 55 not out; the only downside running her twin sister Kate out for 22 (not a good car journey home). Our young star, Emily, came in and calmly secured 12 runs to get the required total of 114 for the loss of 3 off 20 overs.

A big thank you to John Woodworth for scoring, Brady for coaching and Morgan for umpiring. 

Banbury win by 9 wickets.

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