Wanderers Match reports 21st - 23rd July

26 July 2023

Friday 21st July 2023, 6pm.  Old Bristolians Ladies v Bath Wanderers 2nds  (friendly).

 Bath Wanderers 2nds were happy to have both an opposition and the weather to play in when they met at Old Bristolian's ground on a chilly, overcast evening. Each team fielded 8-a-side in a 20-over game, giving everyone the opportunity to play.

Jenni H and Jess S opened the batting for Bath, with Jess scoring a quick-fire 51 off 24 balls before retiring, only for Beth L-H to continue the runs, hitting seven fours in her 46 total. Charlotte M hit a patient 18 runs, but with Old B's extras totalling 54, it was often difficult to get bat on ball.
Anna was the stand-out bowler for the hosts taking 3-38. Posting a score of 192 for 4 off 20 overs, Bath's bowlers defended it well, with only two of Old B's batters scoring into double figures - Anna 42 and Rae 19.
Wickets were evenly shared between Helena C 1-13, Alice D 1-9, Charlotte M 1-16 and Jess S 1-14, with a run-out also for Jess.
With the home team finishing on 102 for 5, Bath won by 90 runs.


Sunday 23rd July 2023, 1.30pm  WEPL   Bridgwater Ladies 1st XI v Bath Wanderers 1st XI

Bath Wanderers 1sts travelled to Bridgwater C.C. aiming to extend their lead at the top of the women's' WEPL.
Winning the toss and choosing to bat first on an excellent dry wicket, Bath opener Isla Thomson scored fluently, finding the boundary six times before being trapped lbw by J. Cherson on 31. With no.2 Katie Dolman caught without scoring, captain Charlotte Phillips was at the crease, joined by Lily Day, who contributed a lively 9 runs before edging a nick to 'keeper H. Capes.
So began an outstanding unbeaten partnership between Charlotte and Emily Smith, who scored 102* and 66* respectively. With regular well-placed boundaries and impressive quick running, the runs flowed, combining with the extras to give a very competitive total of 260 for 3 off the 40 overs.
Bath's bowlers were quickly into their work when Connie Osborn (1-17) took the wicket of Bridgwater's opener in her first over, for 2 runs. An important run-out in the 4th over by Gen Donaldson removed J. Cherson without scoring. Left-armer Chloe Mickelthwaite (2-25) then took the vital wicket of J. Roberts, lbw, for 11 in the same over, followed by the no.4 batter for 0, in her next over.
The middle order provided more resistance, before the spin of Evie Dixon (1-11) and Lily Day (1-42), combined with the pace of Maddie White (1-26) prevailed, leaving stand-out bowler, Emily Smith (3-5) to take the remaining wickets.

Bridgwater were all out for 136 in the 34th over, Bath winning by 124 runs.


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