Gloucestershire Under 13 Girls v Hampshire Under 13 Girls (at Twyford School, Winchester), June 19
ECB Women’s Under 13 County Championship Division A, Group 4
Hampshire 88 all out off 19.1 overs
Gloucestershire 89-6 off 26.4 overs
Gloucestershire won by 4 wickets
Olivia Freer (Cheltenham) took 3-13 to help Gloucestershire U13 Girls to a stunning four wicket win over Hampshire.
Her spell helped the visitors bowl the hosts out for 88 before Molly Bliss (Frenchay) made the topscore of the match – 24 – as Glos chased down their target in the 27th over.
It was the first time Hampshire had been beaten in an ECB County Championship divisional match since 2013.
The home side won the toss and chose to bat but were soon in trouble as visiting Freer bowled her opposite number Francesca Robertson before there was a run on the board.
She struck again soon after, dismissing Finty Trussler (4) in similar fashion to make it 13-2.
Lucia Kendall (13) and Amelia Marshall (23) rebuilt with a 20 run partnership before the former was run out by a direct hit from Bliss.
Jasmine Rampton came and went quickly but Marshall again steadied the ship, this time in a stand of 24 with Emily Parekh (11).
Cerys King (1-13) (Corse and Staunton) made the breakthrough, capturing the key wicket of Marshall LBW.
This sparked a collapse that saw the hosts lose their last six wickets for 30 runs.
Freer returned to pick up her third victim and there was also a debut wicket for Alice Munday (1-13) and three wickets for Betsy Mangan (Charlton Kings), two with the ball (2-5) and one via a run out from just inside the boundary.
Chasing 89 to win Glos lost Rosie Grist (1) (Frampton-on-Severn) with the score on 13.
The visitors recovered quickly with a second wicket stand of 33 – the biggest of the match – between Bliss and Harriett Sylvester (13) (Frenchay).
Together the pair showed a real determination to take on the bowlers and ran well between the wickets.
But they then lost three wickets with the score on 46, including topscorer Bliss for 24.
Freer and Beatrix Ellis (Charlton Kings) both made six to push Glos closer to their target.
But it took an unbeaten stand of 19 between Mangan (5 not out) and King (10 not out) to finally see them home to a first County Championship victory of the season.
Manager Nick Tidball said: “The team spirit and positive mindset throughout helped the team beat very strong opponents and the two Boyle twins, Katie and Tilly (both Cirencester) both played their part in the field.”
The Girls next travel to play Wales, in Cardiff on Sunday the 10th July.
Photo: Back Row, Left to right
Katie Boyle, Grace Matthews, Tilly Boyle, Isabel Carey, Cerys King, Bea Ellis, Betsy Mangan
Seated Left to Right
Rosie Grist, Alice Munday, Olivia Freer (captain), Molly Bliss, Harriet Sylvester
Gloucestershire Under 11 Boys v Somerset Under 11 Boys, June 19
Somerset 120 all out (33.2 overs)
Gloucestershire 121-5 (30.1 overs)
Gloucestershire won by 5 wickets
Gloucestershire Under 11 boys followed in the footsteps of the first team by beating local rivals Somerset.
But unlike the professionals – won with a ball to spare on Friday, the next youngsters did it with plenty of time to spare and five wickets in hand.
Glos won the toss and bowled their neighbours out for 120.
Spinner Taylor Ireland (Frocester) was the pick of the bowlers, taking 3-17 from 8 overs. Hayden Wood (2-22) (Cheltenham) and William Maxwell (2-16) (Carsons and Mangotsfield) also took two wickets each.
In reply Glos lost three wickets early on but recovered thanks to some fine batting in the middle order.
Solomon Dark (Rockhampton) made 34 and Wood capped a fine allround display with 36 before 17 not out from Elliott Luker (Tewkesbury) helped take his side to derby victory by five wickets.
Gloucestershire Under 11 Girls v Herefordshire Under 11 Girls (at Herefordshire Cricket Centre), June 19
Gloucestershire 95-3 (25 overs)
Herefordshire 44 all out (20.4 overs)
Gloucestershire won by 51 runs
Gloucestershire Under 11 Girls stormed to a 51 run win over Herefordshire after bowling their opponents out for just 44.
Gaby Edwards (Hanham) enjoyed a fine allround performance, topscoring with 23 before taking 2-3 with the ball.
Herefordshire won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Glos lost an early wicket but once Edwards and number three Genny Morris (12 not out) (Fairford) got accustomed to the unusual bounce of the astroturf wicket they built a solid 49 run second wicket partnership.
Edwards and Katie Jones (Bourton Vale) fell to run outs in quick succession, both to run outs.
But Isobel Patel opened up with some expansive shots, scoring 16 not out to help her side to 95-3 off 25 overs.
With less than ideal weather seemingly on the way, the change round was immediate.
Gloucestershire’s opening bowlers Greer Barnes (Old Bristolians Westbury) and Evie Patterson (Frenchay) set the tone with some straight and fast bowling.
Herefordshire opener Scott looked to anchor the innings as wickets started to fall.
Both Molly Brophy (Marshfield) and Patel bowled two overs without conceding a run. Tosca Knight (Lechlade) took a very calm catch in close at cover off Freya Clark (Tewkesbury) who finished with 3-6.
Katie Jones’ quick-minded ‘keeper instincts brought about the end for Scott (16) when she hadn’t made her ground after taking a run.
There was also a wicket each for Patel and Ella Noel (Brislington) as Herefordshire ended on 44 all out.
Coach Pete Lamb said: “With just six wides in the innings, and eight wickets being bowled, the girls showed how much their work over the winter with the ball has made them into a very strong attack.
“The side is continuing to make progress through every game. Their fearless positive cricket, team work and decision making is making their cricket and the subsequent results very enjoyable viewing. With such strength in depth in all departments, choosing batting and bowling orders is happily becoming increasingly difficult – what a great position to be in!”
Stroud and South Gloucestershire 14 Boys v Bristol Under 14 Boys, June 19
Bristol 76 all out (25 overs)
Stroud and South Gloucestershire 77-6 (14.3 overs)
Gloucestershire won by 4 wickets
Stroud and South Gloucestershire (SSG) Under 14s won a low-scoring encounter with Bristol after chasing down the 77 needed for victory inside 15 overs.
SSG’s quick-scoring approach proved crucial as they just reached their target before the heavens opened and rain would have stopped play.
Winning the toss and electing to field in damp conditions, SSG were determined to avenge their defeat to Bristol earlier in the season.
Things looked bright for them when Bristol opener Lewis Shean (Bedminster) was excellently run out by Ruben Sheahen without facing a ball to make it 0-1.
On a slow wicket SSG captain Jonners Peterson (Winterbourne) turned to the leg spin of Sam Long (Rockhampton) and the accurate Ollie Louch (Downend) with the new ball.
And they repaid his faith, reducing Bristol to 15-5 with two wickets each. Medium pacer Louch was particularly impressive taking 2-2 in four overs while Long was to finish with 2-20.
With Bristol in real trouble Sam Lowe (Keynsham) came in and providing a bright cameo of 17.
But wickets continued to fall regularly with SSG fielding well and taking all their chances.
The introduction of Mason Waite (Hanham) brought an end to the Bristol innings as he cleaned up of tail, taking 3-7 with Jonners Peterson ‘keeping well standing up.
Bristol closed on 76 all out and in view of the imminent rain it was agreed to forgo tea and turn straight around.
Jock Catto (15) (Frocester) and Max Curtis (Old Down) opened the SSG innings with the former striking the ball hard and true from the outset.
With the score on 17 Curtis (4) became the first of two wickets for Leon Hartl (2-8) (Stapleton).
In the face of accurate bowling from Bristol the SSG top order struggled to adapt to the conditions and slipped to 24-3 to put the game in the balance.
Alfie Bradley (19) (Thornbury) led the fightback but with off spinner Shazil Butt (2-27) (Bristol YMCA) getting real turn he took him on once too often and was caught in the deep to make it 54-4.
SSG lost two more wickets without adding to their score and once again the match looked like it could go either way.
Long strode to the crease and with some excellent late cuts and straight drives slowly took the game away from Bristol.
He finished on a 22 not out, sharing in an unbroken partnership of 23 with Louch (1*) as SSG won by four wickets.
No sooner had they done so than the rain came.
SSG coach Neil Higginson said: “It was a good and well deserved win for a strong SSG squad who showed strength and depth and played with a great attitude.”
Gloucester and Forest of Dean Under 11s v Bristol Under 11s (at Redmarley CC), June 19
Bristol U11 142-4 (30 overs)
Gloucester and the Forest of Dean U11 140 all out (29.5 overs)
Bristol won by 2 runs
Bristol District U11s snatched a dramatic victory in the last over when they bowled out Gloucester and Forest of Dean (GFOD) just three runs short of their target of 143.
On winning the toss Bristol District captain Carter Bailey (Bedminster) had no hesitation in choosing to bat first on a hard wicket and with rain forecast later in the afternoon.
Accurate opening bowling stemmed the run rate and brought about the first wicket, Bailey bowled by Harrison Jones (1-14) (Gloucester) for six.
This brought 9-year-old Zaman Shafi to the crease and along with Sam Brooks (Bristol YMCA) the pair put on an impressive partnership of 59 in just under 11 overs.
Brooks eventually fell, caught Caleb White (Kingsholm) – bowled Alexander Whitehouse (1-15) (Aston Ingham) – for a well-made 36, trying to push the scoring on. He has now has made 139 runs in just three district innings at an average of 69.5.
Shafi, belying his age, batted elegantly and continued to find the gaps. On reaching 49 he calmly clipped the ball into the off side and ran a quick single for a chanceless half century on debut. He was eventually bowled by Michael Nixon (1-5) (Ross) for a brilliant 59, hitting eight fours and running well between the wickets. Bristol ended on a competitive total of 142-4 from their 30 overs.
In reply, GFOD lost a wicket in the fifth over.
This brought Caleb White to the crease and he promptly hit his first ball for six.
Batting with Nixon they reached 53-1 from 13 overs when a brief rain delay forced the players off.
Upon returning, Bristol knew they had to get both batsmen out early to stand any chance of defending their total.
Cue Jimmy Fortt (3-19) (Bedminster), who produced a vicious outswinger to bowl White for 21 from the first ball after the delay.
He repeated the trick in the same over to bowl Nixon for 17.
Wickets begin to fall quite regularly but at the other end but with Sam Cook (Dymock) smashing boundaries left right and centre and with the ball skimming off the increasingly wet surface GFOD remained in the hunt.
After 26 overs the home sidewere on 123-8 with 20 needed from 24 balls.
Harry Tiernan (4-34) (Nailsea) then made a breakthrough with a yorker and Sammy Neil produced a priceless maiden in the penultimate over to tip the balance in Bristol’s favour.
Going into the last over GFOD needed 13. Some quick singles and a powerfully hit boundary by Cook left Gloucester on the edge of victory.
Needing four off the final delivery Cook (48 not out) hit the ball into the leg side and set off. Coming back for the second calamity struck as he collided with his partner Alfie Senior (Dymock). A good throw by Luca Bailey ( Bedminster) created an easy run out opportunity and victory for Bristol.