Gloucestershire Girls U15s extend winning start

GLOUCESTERSHIRE Girls U15s stretched their 100 per cent record to six outings with three more convincing victories on the road to remain top and well clear in their ECB Group.

Maddie White (32) and Abigail Bryan (3-29) shone in a 58-run win away to Hampshire before Sussex were dispatched by nine wickets after being dismissed for just 74, Olivia Mackenzie (3-22), Jen Rivers (2-4 from six), Abigail (2-8 from five) and Emily Austen (2-4) sharing the bowling honours.

And Gloucestershire continued their fine form with a 79-run triumph away to Kent, Prarthana Reddy (39) taking centre stages before the bowlers once again combined in style to bank the points.

The U13s, meanwhile, recorded back-to-back comfortable victories away to Oxfordshire with the highlights including Mia Joicey’s 36 and a burst of 3-15 by Ella Hobson.

A local derby away to Wiltshire, however, was much tighter and ended in an exciting tie.

The home side were restricted to 106-5 from their 20 ahead of Gloucestershire, amid much excitement, being bowled out for the same total with just one ball to spare despite the efforts of Evie Tadman (25) and Sienna Rayer (23).

The U13 Development squad slipped to a 28-run reverse away to Wiltshire, Isla Overy capturing 3-10 from four.

But there was better luck for Gloucestershire Girls U11s who won two 100-style clashes away to Somerset, by seven wickets and then three runs.

Highlights included Megan Wesley taking 2-6 from 20 balls, Rose Mason’s 1-5, also from 20, Freya Wilson retiring on 28, and Sophie Cale claiming 2-3 from 15 deliveries.

Image courtesy Matt Hunkin

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