LIBBY Frost took six wickets without conceding a run in a remarkable spell of four overs for Gloucestershire Girls U13 Development squad to help set up a five-wicket friendly victory away to Dorset!
Dorset, who lost the toss in this 12-a-side contest, were 15-1 when Libby was introduced into the attack and claimed two wickets in two balls in her first over.
The Winterbourne seamer then took another wicket in her third over, and followed up with three wickets in four balls when she returned to the attack as Dorset slipped from 62-7 to 64 all out.
In reply, Gloucestershire needed less than 10 overs to wrap up the win, Bella Daniels unbeaten on 12.
Libby then carried that fine form into a 100-ball friendly between the two sides, capturing 3-4 from 14 balls (ten dots) to complete a 97-run victory.
Ella Hobson (2-5 from ten balls) and Sidney Hewlett (2-1 from five) also found a testing line and length.
Earlier, Gloucestershire had powered they way to a total of 162-4, Bea Sprague (above) and Sidney sharing an unbroken stand of 86. Left-hander Bea finished on 53 off just 34 (ten fours) and Sidney’s 32 from 26 included three fours and a six.
It was a good day too for Gloucestershire Girls U13s who saw off Somerset by 127 runs in a 35-over friendly.
Opener Megan Ahearne dominated the visitors’ challenge of 217-5 with a superb 91 from 117 (eight fours) and received fine support from captain Imogen Davies (36) and Sophie Murray (27 not). Somerset then came up well short, Suri Shah (3-6 from two) and Bella Herring (2-28) leading the way.
Gloucestershire Girls U15 Development squad fell seven runs short in a friendly away to Dumbleton Women, Ruby Priscott (3-16) and Sophie Pickering (3-19) the pick of the attack before opener Krithika Karthik compiled an unbeaten 50 (retired) off 54 balls.
Gloucestershire Girls U11 Development fought hard in two friendly defeats against Somerset U12s. Charlotte Maggs finished with terrific figures of 4-6 in a 42-run reverse while Primeshie Fernando (2-9) and Evie Tadman (16) shone in a 19-run loss.