Essex tastes double-success over Norfolk

Essex Women 1st XI v Norfolk Cricket Board Women’s 1st XI – Women’s County T20 Group 4 – Billericay Cricket Club – Report

Essex Women powered to back-to-back County T20 Group 4 victories over their Norfolk counterparts at Billericay.

Norfolk Cricket Board Women 82/9 (20.0 overs)

Essex Women 85/3 (10.3 overs)

Norfolk Cricket Board Women won the toss and elected to bat

Essex Women won by seven wickets

Emily Dack took 2/8 from her three-over spell, while Bella Howarth claimed 2/12 as the home side limited Norfolk to 82/9 – Ellie Stanley providing the visitors’ top score with 22 off 36 balls.

The Essex batters made reasonably short work of the chase, reaching their target in the middle of the eleventh over. Scarlett Hughes led the way with 42 off 29 during her 38-minutes at the crease, while Katherine Speed scored 19 and Grace Poole 13 as the home side eased to a seven-wicket success.

Essex Women: Scarlett Hughes (WK), Katherine Speed, Kelly Castle (Capt), Grace Poole, Tilly Callaghan, Emily Dack, Emma Jones, Bella Howarth, Hollie Dring-Richardson, Sally Chapman, Bella Johnson

Norfolk Cricket Board Women: Ellie Stanley (Capt), Amy Cubitt, Grace Hanworth-Knights, Daisy Eke, May Drinkell, Hanna Free, Jade Hoyte, April Herathge, Maddy Browne, Peggy Ririmanna (WK), Emma Thompson

Points: Essex Women 4 Norfolk Cricket Board Women 0

Essex Women 156/3 (20.0 overs)

Norfolk Cricket Board Women 93/5 (20.0 overs)

Norfolk Cricket Board Women won the toss and elected to bowl

Essex Women won by 63 runs

Scarlett Hughes’ half-century provided the foundation for Essex’s 63-run victory.

Hughes’ 50 came off 36 balls. Kate Midwood finished unbeaten on 28, while Katherine Speed’s 26 helped Essex to 156/3 – Amy Cubitt with 2/19 for Norfolk.

The Essex attack comfortably contained the Norfolk batters. May Drinkell did her utmost with an unbeaten 36, but the visitors never really looked like chasing down their target. Emma Jones took 2/15 as Essex won by 63 runs.

Essex Women: Scarlett Hughes (WK), Katherine Speed, Kelly Castle (Capt), Kate Midwood, Emily Dack, Tilly Callahan, Grace Poole, Emma Jones, Bella Howarth, Hollie -Dring-Richardson, Sally Chapman, 

Norfolk Cricket Board Women: Ellie Stanley (Capt), May Drinkell, Jade Hoyte, Hanna Free, Amy Cubitt, Daisy Eke, Emma Thompson (WK), Maddy Browne, April Herathge, Grace Hanworth-Knights, Alice Brand

Points: Essex Women 4 Norfolk Cricket Board Women 0

Brian Jeeves

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