Bath Wanderers vs Radyr match report
27 July 2021
Match report from Sunday 25th July.
After pulling off a 4 wicket win against Briton Ferry Steel the previous week on a hot Sunday at North Parade, Wanderers 1sts Xl travelled this weekend down to Radyr C.C. just outside Cardiff.
The rain thankfully petered out by the time the squad passed Bristol and surprisingly stayed away as we ventured into Wales.
Wanderers batted first on a very dry but surprisingly variable pitch, which posed many problems for our batters. After losing quick wickets Charlotte Phillips pulled the innings together working hard for her 60. She was ably partnered by Chloe Mickelthwaite 18, and then later in the innings by Beth Aspeling who finished on 30 not out.
Wanderers finishing on 166 for 7 off their 40 overs.
Wanderers Started well in the field with 2 early Radyr wickets, then Radyr, with two of their most experienced batters took the bull by the horns and were hitting boundaries freely, taking the run rate to nearly threefold what was required. Captain Emma Godman, then brought a bowling change to bring on the experienced off spinner Charlotte Phillips at one end and Lily Day’s off spin at the other. This had the desired effect and the run rate gradually dropped off building pressure on the batters. Lily Day’s day had just begun. She bagged her first wicket of the Radyr Capt. Lydia Clements. Between Phillips and Day, the wickets started tumbling, with the following 3 batters out on a duck. Lily then got the number 4 Sophia Thomas out on 48. Things were looking healthier!
Lily Day was on fire and bagged 5 for 27 of her 8 overs. Radyr’s tail wagged a little with the no.11Beth Cook, playing glorious shots hitting a maximum and finding the ropes a couple of times. Jittery times, the Wanderers total was getting ever closer. The wanderers held their nerve and the left arm seam up of the ever consistent and very experienced Chloe Mickelthwaite, took the final wicket. Radyr ending on 136 all out.
A great win for the Wanderers by 30 runs.