Plumtree Ladies win three from last four matches

The ladies have had a good spell of cricket with three wins and a loss from four fixtures. On the 4th June, the ladies took on Orton Park at the Plumtree Cricket Ground.

Plumtree bowled tightly in the first innings restricting Orton Park to 89-6 off their 40 overs. There was a longer than usual teas break with a few rain showers around, but Plumtree eventually got back out to chase down the runs with a good partnership from Gabi Brown and Fran Moore putting on 52 together. Plumtree won the match comfortably, with just over 10 overs to spare.

On the 11th June, we travelled down to Northampton to play Thrapston. Knowing a win would take the ladies out of the relegation zone there was a lot on the line! Plumtree bowled well, but struggled to take wickets. Katie Davis bowled a miserly spell, going for only 9 runs off her 8 overs. Thrapston finished their innings on 106-4.

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Plumtree had a successful second innings chase with a good partnership between Gabi Brown and Rachael Dyer who put on 68 together. Plumtree managed to chase down the runs in 35 overs, giving them enough points to leap-frog Thrapston in the league table.
In the third match of the month the ladies were back at home, this time hosting Milford Hall who sat top of the table.

Plumtree started well with Nicole Spencer clean bowling Milford’s opener in the 5th over and some sharp fielding from debutant Laura Smith brought a run out 2 overs later. Milford rebuilt well putting on 91 for their 4th wicket and finished on 177-6 off their 40 overs. Plumtree started their second innings steadily but lost regular wickets ending on 80 all out in 36.3 overs. It was a good fight against the top of the table and gave us plenty to work on before our next match.

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Our most recent match, was away in Sutton Coldfield against Four Oaks Saints. Plumtree won the toss and elected to field, hoping our bowling line-up could take advantage of the sloping pitch. Emily Vinter made the breakthrough in the 9th over taking 2 wickets in 2 balls. Two wickets from Katie Davis and a 5-for from Kelly Sladen along with several good catches helped bowl out Four Oaks for 119. Plumtree started their chase aggressively with Gabi Brown reaching her 5th half-century of the year and Plumtree chased down the total in 29 overs, taking the full 18 points from the match.
A lot of positives to be taken from this month and a few things to work on for next month!

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Plumtree Ladies are always happy to welcome new players of any ability whether you just want to try playing cricket for the first time or you’re a seasoned pro! The ladies welcome anyone over the age of 14. We train every Thursday evening 6-8pm down at Plumtree Cricket Club. If you would like more information then please see our website: plumtreeladiescc.weebly.com or contact: kelly.sladen@hotmail.com