Strikers team, Back row L-R: Abi, Cath, Kate, Elly. Front row L-R: Amy, Trace, Al (c), Patsy.

In the Strikers second match of the season, they played at home against Blackheath Magic. After the disappointment of last week’s cancelled match, the Strikers were all eager to play.

Blackheath won the toss and opted to field first. The Strikers first pair, Trace and Patsy put in a good performance with 24. New to the team this year Elly, and partner Abi batted second, losing 2 wickets. Next to bat were Kate and Amy, who worked well together and added 12 to the score. The last pair, Al, and our second player making her debut, Cath, did some good batting together, with Al hitting five 4s. 

Strikers finished on a net score of 287. 

The sun continued to shine as Blackheath opened their batting, facing our opening bowler, Trace, with Cath taking on wicketkeeper duties for the first time. With more training under their belts, bowling duties were shared across the team. Blackheath’s score racked up with some great batting, including 21 boundaries, to finish on a net score of 346.

Congratulations to Blackheath Magic, winning by 59 runs!

Spirits were high for the Strikers with lots to be pleased with in the team’s performance, and lots to continue to work on in the coming weeks of coaching…in the hunt for their first win!

A big thank you to Paul Heath for umpiring the match.

Match details: 22/05/2022, home against Blackheath Magic. Match Captain: Al Grant. 

Player of the Match: Cath Rose! 

Match scorecard: https://grayshott.play-cricket.com/website/results/4982116

If you’d like to find out more about women’s softball cricket at Grayshott, visit: Women’s Softball or contact Rebecca@grayshott.co.uk