Amelia takes 5-2 in fine win for Glos Girls U15 Dev squad

AMELIA Funnell finished with memorable figures of 5-2 from 3.3 overs for Gloucestershire Girls U15 Development squad who went on to trump Devon by 150 runs in a friendly at Chipping Sodbury.

The visitors, needing an imposing 235 for victory, had no answer to Amelia’s accuracy and folded from 70-5 to 84 all out.

Earlier, Gloucestershire took charge with the bat thanks to a century opening partnership between Krithika Karthik (77) and Darcie  Ford (39) who led the way to a superb total of 234-4.

The Under-13 Development squad, meanwhile, completed two T20 victories over Wiltshire at Quedgeley & Hardwicke.

Flossie Parsons (43) and Millie Downey (38) battled hard to rescue their side from an unpromising 27-5 to eventually total 124-7 in the first game and pave the way for a 27-run success.

Captain Lily Rutt (52) and Evie Tadman (43) then paved the way for a challenge of 142-4 in the second head-to-head. And Lilly Sheppard (3-18 from four) and Millie (2-11 from three) kept the pressure on with the ball to close out a 54-run triumph.

Gloucestershire Girls U18s, meanwhile, made it four from four in their ECB T20 group with wins over Wales and Somerset at Downside School.

Captain Bea Ellis (48) and Katie Jones (41 not) led the side to a fine total of 163-5 against Wales who were then pegged back to 113-5 with Rachel Le Poidevin taking 2-5 from two.

The bowlers then excelled again against Somerset, Isobel Patel (3-15 from three), Liv Daniels (2-14 from four) and Rachel (2-24 from three) ensuring a close victory after Isobel had top scored on 32 in a challenge of 122-5.

Gloucestershire Girls U15 squad

On the same day, Gloucestershire Girls U15s also recorded two T20 successes, trumping Wales and Somerset in friendlies at Weston-super-Mare.

Opener Prarthana Reddy (37) and Emily Austen (2-12) shone in a 40-run win against Wales while Jen Rivers was unbeaten on 50 as her side then chased down Somerset’s total of 118-6 by six wickets with ten balls to spare.

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