Chargers, back row L – R: Nicky, Charlie, Abi, Nikkie, Kate. Front row L-R: Becca, Al, Amy, Cat, Sophie.

Chargers open the batting

The Chargers hosted Chiddingfold Rubies on Sunday. Captained by Charlie, the Chargers won the toss and chose to bat first. Opening pair Charlie and Cat worked well together to complete their 4 overs on a net score of 20, having lost one wicket to a great catch on the boundary. Second pair Becca, and playing in her debut match, Nicky, worked hard to add 16, including 3 boundaries. Kate and Nikkie partnered for the first time in our 3rd pair, achieving 14 together. In fourth was Amy and Abi who added 6, having faced some great bowling. Our fifth and final pair was Al and Sophie, who also added 6 to the score having lost two wickets.

The Chargers finished on a next score of 312, the team’s first match result over 300!

Chiddingfold opening batters sparkle

Despite the grey clouds and a spot of drizzle, the wind kept the rain at bay for the Rubies’ innings. Bowling duties were split amongst most of the Chargers, including Nicky bowling her debut over. The Rubies’ opening pair achieved a net score of 52 to get them off to a flying start and keep the Chargers on their toes in the field!

As the match progressed, the Chargers’ 312 score was swiftly chased down with the help of 23 well placed boundaries from the Rubies. At the end of the 20 overs, the Rubies achieved a great net score of 370 to win the match by 58 runs.

Huge congrats to the Rubies on a great performance.

The Chargers’ player of the match was Nicky for her stellar batting performance and all round great work during her debut match for the Chargers.

Whilst a win remains a little illusive for the Grayshott Women’s Softball teams, breaking the 300 barrier was a great achievement and everyone is keen to get to the next coaching session to keep learning and refining.

Big thanks to Toby for umpiring the match. To Justin and Rav for scoring, and to everyone who came along to watch. The team really appreciate the support.

Match detail: Group B, home to Chiddingfold Rubies, 29th May. 

Team: Charlie (c), Cat, Becca, Nicky, Kate, Nikkie, Amy, Abi, Al, Sophie.

Match report: https://ia.play-cricket.com/website/results/4982124