Chargers, back row L-R: Charlie B, Susie, Kate J, Abi. Front row L-R: Charlie W, Trace, Patsy, Al (c)

The Chargers welcomed Farncombe Wanderers on Tuesday for a women’s softball cricket match rearranged from earlier in the season. Whilst the team took on the Wanderers, the other players enjoyed a wicketkeeping-focused coaching session from Club Coach, Stuart Kennedy.

Due to some technology challenges with the scoring, the match report is yet to be finalised! However, the Chargers batted first, opening with strong 36 from Trace & Charlie W, including 6 4s. Next up, Charlie B & Kate J hit 3 boundaries to add 19, losing one wicket. 3rd pair, and batting for the first time together, Susie & Patsy added 20. The 4th and final pair, Al & Abi added 7, losing 2 wickets, including one to a great catch from Farncombe’s keeper.

The Chargers finished on a net score of 299 for the Farncombe Wanderers to chase.

The focus on fielding in recent coaching sessions was on display as the Chargers kept the Wanderer’s boundaries to a minimum. The Chargers took 4 wickets from some accurate bowling.

Farncombe Wanderers finished on 261 – meaning the Chargers secured their 3rd win of the season by 28 runs! Huge congrats to the team. 

Player of the match was Susie for some great bowling and a safe pair of hands as wicketkeeper, in her first league match of the season.

Thank you to Paul for opening the bar, lovely to celebrate the win with a Pimms! And thank you to Stuart for running the wicket keeping coaching session.

The Chargers will be in action again, away to Grayswood, on Friday 1st July.

Match: home to Farncombe Wanderers, 28th June.

Match Captain: Al