Keyworth 273 - 4 v Clumber Storm 268 - 5
The Storm played their opening match against a strong Keyworth Ladies team at the Haydn Rd facility in Nottingham.
Keyworth won the toss and chose to bat. The Storm started strongly with Iris picking up two wickets to run outs. Keyworth then put together good partnerships before Liz and Marisa took wickets in the final pair.
In reply the Storm started well with Marisa and Lousie putting together a partnership of 33, Iris and Lucy struggled against good bowling from Keyworth scoring 5 runs, The storm then put together a partnership of 20 with Maxine and Lynn scoring freely. The final pair of Liz and Lisa needed 15 to win and needed 4 off the final two overs. The Keyworth Ladies picked up 2 further wickets to secure victory.
Most Valuable Player - Louise Page
Gedling Ladies 209-8 v Clumber Storm 254 -2
Clumber ran out winners in their second match, Gedling batted first and struggled against disciplined bowling, Marisa and Lynn picking up early wickets, followed by Iris with 2 wickets and Katie 1 wicket, Gedling third pair batted well to score 20 and slow down the Clumber Storm attack. Then Lucy with 3 wickets in 4 balls, and Katie with a further wicket bowled well to restrict the Gedling Ladies to 209 runs.
The Storm replied with Iris and Lucy who put on an opening stand of 15, a couple of wickets for Gedling saw Marisa and Wendy score 5, third pair Maxine and Lynn scored 16, with Maxine blocking out an over to ensure the final pair were in a good postion. Final pair and Lisa and Katie sealed the win with a partnership of 18.
An improved perfromance on the first match, highlight of the match was the Storm conceding only 4 wides and losing 2 wickets.
Most Valuable Player - Lucy Taylor