The 11 players enjoyed a successful tour to Malvern. The 3 members of staff and of course the parents who stayed nearby were also suitably entertained!
Match 1 V Lincolnshire 40 over format.
Berkshire won the toss and opted to bat first. Heather Bonnell put on an impressive 23 runs before being run out and a few others made scores in the high teens. Berkshire was all out for 125 in 33.1 overs. Lincolnshire put up a really good fight but Berkshire squeezed home by bowling them out for 122 in 31.5 overs. Pick of the bowlers was Amann Baig 3 for 4 off 8.
Match 2 v Suffolk/Cambridgeshire 40 over format
Berkshire won the toss and opted to bat on a very wet and dead wicket. The weather got the better of the match but Berkshire made 147 in 32 overs before rain stopped play for the day. Mia Rogers was the star with the bat on 47*, we did try to restart the game so she could get her 50 but the covers had other ideas and saturated the wicket when they were removed! Berkshire will claim the win as we don’t believe Suffolk would have got anywhere close, our total was 50 plus runs up on what anyone else had managed in the past week.
Match 3 v Norfolk T20
Berkshire won the toss and opted to bat. A solid display from Annie Flack 40*, backed up by Lauren Bell 21 and Catherine Guppy 27* meant Berkshire finished 112 for 2 off 20 overs. Norfolk chased that down in 18.1 overs with 1 loss, all that can be said is it wasn’t the best display in the field, they are capable of much more. The girls used the break in matches to refocus and discuss the errors and were ready for the final game of the festival.
Match 4 v Worcester T20
Worcester won the toss and opted to bat. Lauren Bell 3 for 8 off 4 and Heather Bonnell 4 for 8 off 4 ripped through their batting line up and Worcester ended up on 42 for 10 off 16.5 overs. Berkshire chased the score down in 10.2 overs with a somewhat different batting line up with the loss of 4 wickets.
Updated 21:28 - 11 Oct 2015 by Neville Wallace